Horrid Henry’s Wild Weekend makes UK debut on 6 June
NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT’S FIRST ANIMATED FEATURE-LENGTH HORRID HENRY SPECIAL TO AIR ON NETFLIX
Horrid Henry’s Wild Weekend makes UK debut on 6 June | Voice cast includes beloved UK comic duo Dick and Dom
Oxford, June 2020. Novel Entertainment is launching its first animated feature-length Horrid Henry special on Netflix in the UK on 6 June. Featuring the voices of UK presenters Dick and Dom, it reprises the starring roles they played in the live action “Horrid Henry: the Movie”. Horrid Henry’s Wild Weekend is the story of what happens one quiet weekend in Ashton; when Henry is unexpectedly chosen to join the Ashton Adventurers to compete for the Brainbox of the Year Cup, Mum and Dad try to slip away for a night without the kids and Great Aunt Greta has a teenager to stay, chaos inevitably ensues.
It’s also the story of how Henry learns to work as a team, battling alongside Moody Margaret, Beefy Bert and Anxious Andrew against his nemesis, Stuck Up Steve, and the Brick House Boys. It’s the story of the secret life of a cat (and a hamster) as we discover what Fluffy and Fang get up to when they are left to their own devices in the Henry household. It’s a story of bravery and heroism, of greed and sacrifice, of failure and ambition. But above all it’s the story of the love of a perfect little brother for his Horrid big brother.
The animation will debut on Netflix on Saturday 6th June, and for the very first time Henry and his friends will be online on Facebook and Instagram for a very special viewing party, which is also designed to raise awareness of the company’s campaign to address the UK’s digital deficit
Horrid Henry’s Wild Weekend is written and produced by Novel’s Lucinda Whiteley and executive produced by Mike Watts, with Hilary Audus and Gary Andrews as animation directors. It features the same voice cast as the award-winning TV series, with guest voices Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (Dick and Dom).
Mike Watts, Co-Founder of Novel Entertainment says: “Horrid Henry continues to be hugely popular on Netflix in the UK and we are thrilled to have a feature-length animated commission.”
In addition to this new animated special, Novel Entertainment has a raft of newly created content output, produced under the banner of Horrid Henry Unlocked and designed to offer a familiar environment for fans to discover how the Horrid Henry family is responding to the current crisis. As well as the recently launched Horrid Henry podcast, new material includes daily Horrid Homework in the form of activities which are available via the Horrid Henry website (https://www.horridhenry.me/); projects, challenges, puzzles, and bespoke videos including newly created songs, short videos and behind the scenes content and interviews.
Novel’s four-time BAFTA-nominated Horrid Henry is one of the biggest children’s animated shows ever in the UK. The fifth season is currently on air in the UK and Novel is in production on new longer form content. The brand includes film, stage, radio and online extensions, as well as being at the heart of a successful licensing and merchandising programme.
Season 5 of Horrid Henry is currently airing on Netflix in the UK an also on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland. A total of 250 episodes are now available with recent sales including MBC (Middle East), Alati International (Russia), Atlantic Digital Networks (Canada), TG4 (Ireland), Amazon Prime Video (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), P&P (Bosnia), Produkcija (Slovenia), Kids Network (Latvia and Estonia) and Emirates (UAE and Middle East). Renewals include Turner Broadcasting System (Asia Pacific), Mediacorp (Singapore), POP TV (Slovenia), E-Vision (Middle East), Asiana (Korea) and Netflix (France, US, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and Belgium).
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About Novel Entertainment
Novel Entertainment was founded in 2001 by Mike Watts and Lucinda Whiteley. 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, Fimbles, Rockit’s Pocket and The Roly Mo Show. Novel have produced more than 850 programmes for television and radio and their expertise extends into brand licensing and merchandising, computer games, interactive online content, music, theatre and film.
About Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry is a major multi-media brand. The TV show rapidly became CITV’s most popular series and is now NickToon’s most popular show. The series is 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 character’s official YouTube channel has attracted more than 600 million views.
Posted on 4th Jun 2020