Movie Licensing TV & Films 

Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry hits the big screen with Vue

A brand new episode of special compilations of of Novel Entertainment’s award-winning animated show Horrid Henry will screen in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 23 August following a deal secured with Vue Entertainment. Tickets go on sale this week for the special (1 hour 4 minutes) which is directed by Hilary Audus and Dave Unwin and produced by Novel Entertainment’s Lucinda Whiteley and Mike Watts. Calling all loyal members of the Purple Hand Gang, are you ready to rock?!  Horrid Henry’s back in style on the Vue big…

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Caroline Mickler to represent UK rights for McCartney picture book

Caroline Mickler Ltd, which builds the UK licensing programme for a number of major brands including The Beatles, Moomin and and Horrid Henry, has been appointed by brand owner MPL Communications as UK agent to represent the licensing rights for Hey Grandude, Paul McCartney’s first children’s picture book, which arrives at retail in September. Described as “an action-packed adventure story with a wonderful wind-down-to-bedtime ending”, Hey Grandude is about an intrepid grandfather explorer, who, with a little help from his magical postcards, whisks his grandchildren off on incredible adventures. It’s a wild…

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Character & Entertainment 

Zodiak Kids takes Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry on world tour

Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids has secured a raft of global broadcast and SVOD deals for Novel Entertainment’s hit animated series ‘Horrid Henry’. Turner Broadcasting Asia has renewed seasons 1-4 for Asia Pacific while Netflix is further committing to the first 52 episodes for North America, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Media Corporation Singapore will air season 4, TG4 Ireland has picked up seasons 3 and 4, ERT Greece has renewed season 1 and Pop Slovenia has committed to further air dates for seasons 1-3. All existing episodes are also available…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Amazon Prime India buys 100 hours of Zodiak Kids

A line-up of titles from Zodiak Kids has been sold to Amazon India, in a deal amassing to over 100 hours. As part of the deal, Amazon India has acquired all four seasons of Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry. “We are extremely happy to announce our collaboration with Zodiak Kids by bringing immensely popular characters like Horrid Henry to India,” said Nitesh Kripalani, director and country head at Amazon Prime Video India. “This alliance adds further volume to our existing bouquet of great kids’ programming, thus paving the way for us…

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