Horrid Henry

Amazon India buys Zodiak Kids toons

Amazon Prime Video India has bought all four seasons of kids toon Horrid Henry. The SVOD platform signed a deal with Zodiak Kids, which is part of France’s Banijay Group. The toon is based on a troublesome boy’s escapades, from setting up a pet-sitting business in his bedroom to pretending there’s a shark in the pool […]

Sky appoints first Kids TV chief

Sky has recruited children’s TV producer Lucy Murphy as head of kids, the first time the UK pay TV operator has had a dedicated kids TV chief. Murphy is a producer and counts Horrid Henry, The Gruffalo and Bing Bunny among her credits. As well as her production work, Murphy is also creative director and […]

Al Jazeera picks up kids package from Zodiak

Al Jazeera has acquired a package of programmes from Zodiak for its Arabic kids channels Jeem and preschool service Baraem TV. It has taken Zodiak Kids titles including The Ranch, Rekkit Rabbit (pictured) and Horrid Henry. The Qatar-based broadcaster has also relicensed Monster Buster Club and Escape from Scorpion Island. Jowaher Al Nasr is now director […]

Netflix collars Horrid Henry

Netflix has acquired seasons one to three of animated series Horrid Henry for its services in the UK and Ireland. The deal, comprising 156 11-minute episodes, will see Netflix release the seasons of the Novel Entertainment-produced show over the next year. Season one debuts this month. Netflix already has non-exclusive SVOD rights to season one […]

Novel Entertainment brings in Chris Skala

UK kids indie producer Novel Entertainment has brought in Chris Skala to boost its digital offerings. Skala is a former Guinness World Records, Tiger Aspect and Hit Entertainment exec who now runs his own consultancy. He will consult for Novel, the producer founded by Lucinda Whiteley and Mike Watts and behind Horrid Henry and The […]

Broadcasters line up for Horrid Henry

A raft of broadcasters have acquired animated kids series Horrid Henry. The show is produced by UK indie Novel Entertainment and distributed by Zodiak Rights. It has sold it to ERT in Greece, Mediacorp in Singapore, NRK in Norway, Pro Plus in Slovenia and Noga in Israel. Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, ZDF Germany and Digiturk […]

Zodiak picks up Horrid Henry

Zodiak Kids has picked up rights to kids series Horrid Henry. The distributor will sell the show, which runs to 156 episodes and airs on CITV in the UK, internationally. It will distribute the two existing series and the upcoming third season. The show is made by UK indie Novel Entertainment was previously sold by […]