Hank Zipzer

Lionsgate makes UK TV move with Kindle deal

The UK division of independent Hollywood studio Lionsgate has taken an equity stake in indie producer Kindle Entertainment, TBI can reveal. Kindle is the prodco founded by Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, and makes kids shows including Hank Zipzer, Dixi (pictured below) and Dinopaws. The Lionsgate deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, gives the studio […]

Disney Channel, pubcasters bag Winkler’s Zipzer

Four Disney Channel feeds and two European pubcasters are among buyers of Hank Zipzer, the live-action family comedy from Happy Days star Henry Winkler. The Walt Disney Company has acquired the 26x30mins show for its flagship channel in Spain, Italy, Benelux and Latin America, while SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, ABC in Australia and […]

CBBC to premiere Henry Winkler series on iPlayer

UK kids channel CBBC will launch its new comedy drama series Hank Zipzer on its online iPlayer platform before broadcast. The upcoming scripted show stars Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler and is based on his book Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever, which – is based on the star’s own experiences as a young boy growing […]

Comedy from ‘The Fonz’ set for CBBC

UK children’s broadcaster CBBC has commissioned Hank Zipzer, a new live-action comedy inspired by a book series from Happy Days icon Henry Winkler. Canada’s DHX Media; Walker Productions, the programming arm of publisher Walker Books Group; and UK indie Kindle Entertainment will produce the 13x30mins show that’s set to launch early next year. Based on […]