Horrid Henry Coming To The Big Screen In Live-Action 3-D
Horrid Henry is a major multi-media brand. The 104 episodes of the hit TV show rapidly became CITV’s most popular series and they are now broadcast in 15 countries outside the UK. The live stage show, Horrid Henry - Live and Horrid, ran for 285 performances in London’s West End and across the UK and the new website www.horridhenry.me has attracted more than 3 million hits since its launch in October. Horrid Henry’s Nintendo computer game, Missions of Mischief, has sold more than 100,000 units in the UK alone.
Novel Entertainment specialises in the creation and development of successful children’s character brands across a wide array of media. Novel’s core programmes include Fimbles, The Roly Mo Show, Horrid Henry, Rockit’s Pocket and Ping & Pong. Founded in 2001 by Lucinda Whiteley and Mike Watts, the company has produced over 600 programmes for television and radio, as well as a number of stage shows based on the company’s leading characters. The company’s brand experience extends into licensing and merchandising, computer games, interactive online content, music and film.
Vertigo Films, the UK Media company producing the Horrid Henry movie with Novel Entertainment, has a significant track record for creating and distributing commercially driven independent cinema. Europe’s first 3D feature film Street Dance went to number one at the box office in its opening weekend in the UK, beating Hollywood production The Prince of Persia and jumping over ratings for Robin Hood. The opening figures are a record for a UK Film Council financed film, beating Bend It Like Beckham and St.Trinian's. The company was founded in 2002 to create and distribute commercially driven independent cinema. From their first film - Nick Love's The Football Factory (the biggest selling independent UK DVD with 1.3M units to date) through such genre films as The Business, Shrooms and The Children to multi award winning films such as Its All Gone Pete Tong, London to Brighton, In Search of A Midnight Kiss and Bronson, Vertigo has used innovative new technology, meticulous attention to budget and great care of its audience to produce and distribute thirty films to date with an unprecedented string of commercial success. In 2009 Vertigo have released the critically acclaimed The Firm (Nick Love) and Bronson (Nicholas Widing Refn), One Day (the UK's first hip hop musical), The Cove (2009 Sundance Audience Award Winner) and Humpday (2009 Sundance Special Jury Prize Winner). Releases for 2010 include Israeli Oscar winner Ajami and Europe’s first 3D feature film Street Dance. In addition to its production and distribution activity, Vertigo also owns The Post Republic a successful state of the art post production company based in Berlin and is a partner in Protagonist Pictures, the international sales company joint venture with Film Four and Ingenious Media.