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Jetpack signs multiple deals for Beano Studios’ Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!

Published on: 11th March 2020

The independent kids and family distribution business has announced major international deals for the hit TV show.

Beano Studios’ International Emmy nominated Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! has been sold to 90+ territories, including Netflix in the US, reaching over 200m people. After becoming CBBC’s highest rated animation at launch, the second series will start later this year.

Jetpack Distribution CEO, Dominic Gardiner, commented: “Dennis and his pals continue to grow their footprint across the globe and it’s no surprise to see more top networks join in the fun. The show has so many qualities, superb CGI animation, brilliant gags and humour for all. It’s a real shining star in our catalogue and evidently loved by kids and families worldwide.”

Season One already airs on free-to-air networks including Super RTL (Germany), Rai (Italy) and France Télévisions. It is also available on Netflix in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

DreamWorks has acquired the rights to Seasons One and Two in territories across Asia-Pacific, and South African free-to-air channel e.tv will air Season One in countries across the entire African continent.

Following the success of the first season, Germany’s free-to-air TV network, Super RTL has signed up for the rights to Season Two, in a deal covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Ireland’s RTE has also bought the rights to air the second season, while Lagardere’s Canal J (M6 Group) has acquired the rights to air Season One in France.

Beano Studios CEO, Emma Scott, added: “To see Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! launching in so many new territories across the world is testament to the global appeal of the show. We’re really excited about the launch of Season Two later this year as we continue to expand our partnership and licensing strategies internationally.”

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