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Nickelodeon acquires five series of Horrid Henry

Published on: 11th May 2018

The UK & Ireland division has acquired the complete catalogue of Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry.

The series will launch with a seven-day themed takeover during half term on the Nicktoons network from 28th of May before becoming a fixed part of the channel schedule.

A new series of 42 x 11’ is currently in production and will be broadcast on Nicktoons in 2019. A total number of 250 episodes are now available, making Horrid Henry one of the biggest ever animated shows in the UK. The television series is based on characters created by author Francesca Simon and has been produced by Novel since 2006.

Alison Bakunowich, SVP and general manager Nickelodeon UKNEE, commented: “Horrid Henry is a fantastic addition to the Nicktoons line-up and a hilarious juxtaposition to our optimistic SpongeBob.”

Lucinda Whiteley, co-producer for Novel Entertainment, added: “We are delighted that Nickelodeon is supporting the new season of Horrid Henry and it is exciting to be producing 42 brand new episodes of the much-loved show. We are genuinely thrilled that Horrid Henry continues to engage with fans new and old.”

The brand has been extended to include film, stage, radio and online extensions as well as being at the heart of a successful licensing and merchandising programme.

To date, Horrid Henry has sold the series to over 90 territories with broadcasters on board across the globe including: ABC Australia, RTE Eire, Mediacorp Singapore, Gulli France, NRK Norway, Hulu US, SVT Sweden, YLE Finland, RTP Portugal, TVP1 in Poland, and Al Jazeerah Middle East.

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