Thursday, May 10, 2018

Nickelodeon UK Acquires 5 Series Of 'Horrid Henry' For Nicktoons UK; To Premiere Monday 28th May 2018

Update (10/5) - Below is Nickelodeon UK & Ireland's original Press Release announcing the exciting news!:

NICKELODEON UK & IRELAND ACQUIRES 5 SERIES OF HORRID HENRY


FOR COMEDY ANIMATION CHANNEL NICKTOONS



London, 10 May – Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has acquired the complete series of Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry, which will launch with a seven-day themed takeover during half term on the number one commercial kids network from 28 May 2018 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.


Horrid Henry will join a stable of Nicktoons programmes which includes SpongeBob SquarePants, Loud House and the forthcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The television series is based on characters created by author Francesca Simon and has been produced by Novel since 2006.


Henry is a typical ten year old boy and his constant complaint is that life just isn’t fair! The self-appointed Leader of the Purple Hand Gang, Henry is determined to protest about the tyranny of adults and will stop at nothing to outwit the enemy; teachers, relatives and babysitters avoid him at all costs and even his Mum and Dad argue over whose turn it is to look after him. His little brother Peter is Perfect, his next door neighbour (and nemesis) Margaret is Moody and his best friend Ralph is Rude; every adventure brings a lively interaction with a colourful and eccentric array of characters, Horrid Henry is a true to life animated sitcom for today’s younger generation.


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


Lucinda Whiteley, co-producer for Novel Entertainment, adds: “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.”

Novel’s four-time BAFTA-nominated TV series is one of the biggest children’s animated shows ever in the UK. 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.

About Nicktoons

Available in over 13 million homes, Nicktoons showcases the world’s best comedy animation. Launched in 2002 and part of the Nickelodeon network of channels, Nicktoons broadcasts the very best in funny cartoons to audiences across the UK and Ireland, featuring top shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House and Fairly OddParents. More information is available at nicktoons.co.uk. Nicktoons is available on Sky 606, Virgin 717 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

About Novel Entertainment

Novel Entertainment was founded in 2001. The company specialises in the creation and development of successful children’s character brands across a wide array of media. Novel’s core programming includes Horrid Henry, CINEMANIACS, Cine-Minis, Fimbles, The Roly Mo Show, Rockit’s Pocket and Ping & Pong. Since 2001 the company has produced over 650 programmes for television and radio, garnering multi BAFTA and RTS Award nominations. The company’s brand experience extends into licensing and merchandising, computer games, interactive online content, music, stage shows and films.

About Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry is a major multi-media brand. The TV show rapidly became CITV’s most popular series and is now broadcast in 90 territories outside the UK and in 2011, Novel co-produced a live action feature film of Horrid Henry; the first ever British kids’ movie to be filmed in 3D. There is an active licensing and merchandising programme in place and the property has also successfully been adapted for online and for computer games. The live stage show, Horrid Henry - Live and Horrid, ran for 285 performances in London’s West End and across the UK and the fans’ website www.horridhenry.me has attracted more than 12 million hits since its launch in October 2009.

Horrid Henry is based on the characters created by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross; the books are published by Orion Children's Books. He has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon, available in 27 countries including the US, with sales exceeding 22 million books in the UK alone. Translated into 22 languages, Henry has assumed many different national identities including the gloriously named Pablo Diablo in Spain and Rico Le Peste in Italy.

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Original article:

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has acquired the complete series of Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry, which will launch with a seven-day themed takeover during May half-term from Monday 28th May 2018, before becoming a fixed part of the channel schedule!


Henry is a typical ten-year-old boy, and his constant complaint is that life “just isn’t fair.” The self-appointed leader of the Purple Hand Gang, Henry is determined to protest about the tyranny of adults and will stop at nothing to outwit the enemy; teachers, relatives and babysitters avoid him at all costs and even his Mum and Dad argue over whose turn it is to look after him. His little brother Peter is perfect, his next door neighbour (and nemesis) Margaret is moody and his best friend Ralph is rude; every adventure brings a lively interaction with a colourful and eccentric array of characters. The animated series originally premiered on ITV's CITV in October 2006 and is based on characters from the popular Horrid Henry book series created by author Francesca Simon and has been produced by Novel since 2006. The franchise also inspired a live-action movie adaptation which was released in 2011.


Fresh episodes of the series are also in production, which 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.

Horrid Henry will join a stable of Nicktoons programmes which includes SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House and the forthcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Horrid Henry is a fantastic addition to the Nicktoons line-up and a hilarious juxtaposition to our optimistic SpongeBob” said Alison Bakunowich, SVP and GM for Nickelodeon UK & NEE.

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.”

More Nick: Nickelodeon UK's May 2018 Premiere Highlights for Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. UK and Nick Jr. Too!

Originally published: Wednesday, May 09, 2018.

Originally source: Rapid TV News; Wikipedia, iTunes, Netflix.
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