Novel Entertainment is launching a new publishing line based on the original stories from its animated TV series, Horrid Henry.
Aimed at the Horrid Henry audience of kids aged 7 to 11, the content takes the form of audio dramatizations from Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry TV series, featuring the show’s voice talent with additional narrative from Henry (voiced by Elizabeth Waterworth-Santo) and songs. The content will be available worldwide as downloads on platforms such as Audible, Spotify, and iTunes, and Amazon. The initial release will see 10 titles launch including “Horrid Henry’s Fun Run,” “Horrid Henry Takes the Biscuit,” and “Horrid Henry and the Lost Dog.”
“We’re delighted to be bringing these original Horrid Henry stories to life in exciting new publishing formats,” said Lucinda Whiteley, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Novel Entertainment. “With research showing audiobooks can positively impact reading skills and children’s mental wellbeing, we’re looking forward to giving fans the chance to enjoy the hilarious story lines they know and love from the TV series, whether on car journeys, with friends, or at bedtime.”
These new publishing products are the latest incarnations of Horrid Henry, which is currently airing its fifth season in the UK, and the brand has expanded to include film, stage, radio, and online extensions, as well as a licensing and merchandising program.
A total of 250 episodes are now available with recent sales including MBC (Middle East), Alati International (Russia), and Atlantic Digital Networks (Canada). 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 and New Zealand).
Other broadcasters on board include 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.