New 2D special features the voices of Dick and Dom, reprising their roles from the live-action ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie.’
Novel Entertainment is launching its first 2D animated feature-length Horrid Henry special on Netflix in the UK on June 6. Featuring the voices of UK presenters Dick and Dom, the new film reprises the starring roles they played in the live action Horrid Henry: The Movie.
The animated feature debut will include Henry and his friends hosting a special viewing party on Facebook and Instagram. The event is designed to raise awareness of the company’s campaign to address the UK’s digital deficit.
Horrid Henry’s Wild Weekend is the story of what happens one quiet weekend 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.
Henry learns to work as part of a team, battling alongside Moody Margaret, Beefy Bert and Anxious Andrew against his nemesis, Stuck Up Steve, and the Brick House Boys. It is 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 is also the story of bravery and heroism, of greed and sacrifice, of failure and ambition, but above all it is the story of the love of a perfect little brother for his horrid big brother.
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).
“Horrid Henry continues to be hugely popular on Netflix in the UK and we are thrilled to have a feature-length animated commission,” commented Novel Entertainment co-founder, Mike Watts.
Novel Entertainment has developed a number of new projects, produced under the banner of Horrid Henry Unlocked, 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, available via the Horrid Henry website, includes daily Horrid Homework in the form of activities such as projects; challenges; puzzles; and bespoke videos with 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 animated children’s shows 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 a successful licensing and merchandising program.
Season 5 of Horrid Henry is currently airing on Netflix in the UK and on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland. A total of 250 episodes are 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).
Source: Novel Entertainment