Novel Entertainment will be premiering its long-form animated film “Horrid Henry’s Gross Day Out” on Netflix in the UK on 17th September. Netflix has also acquired global VOD rights for the film, scheduled to roll out later this year.
The announcement for the new Netflix branded original release follows the launch “Horrid Henry’s Wild Weekend,” which debuted on Netflix UK in June. The agreement with the streaming giant was made with Novel and VOD distributor The Movie Partnership.“We are thrilled by Netflix’s continued support of Horrid Henry who has a legion of fans both in the UK and internationally,” Mike Watts, Co-Founder of Novel Entertainment, said. “We look forward to showcasing Henry in this longer-form content which enables us to expand his world and adventures even more. This is the first in a series of one-hour Horrid Henry specials.”
Season 5 of "Horrid Henry" is currently airing on Netflix in the UK and also on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons UK & Ireland. “Horrid Henry’s Gross Day Out” was written and produced by Novel’s Lucinda Whiteley and executive produced by Mike Watts, with Gary Andrews as an animation director, Jim Andrews as an editor, and music composed by Lester Barnes.
A total of 250 episodes are now available as a result of recent sales, including MBC in the Middle East, Alati International in Russia, Atlantic Digital Networks in Canada, TG4 in Ireland, Amazon Prime Video in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, P&P in Bosnia), Produkcija in Slovenia, Kids Network in Latvia and Estonia, Netflix in the US, Canada, France, India, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, and Belgium, among many others across all continents.
New characters created by Whitele, who serve as Gross Class Zero superheroes, as well as an evil Emperor and his twins Darius and Drusilla Drek. Despite their teacher’s supervision, they find a way to complete their mission of saving the Known Universe. “As always Henry’s got his Saturday all planned out; lying on the sofa watching back to back episodes of his favorite superhero TV show while babysitter Martin is lost in a world of his own,” Whiteley said. “But even the best-laid plans can go wrong, and soon Henry finds himself battling alongside the Grossers to stop the Dreks taking over the known and unknown universe.”
In addition to the new animated specials, Novel Entertainment has a raft of newly created content output, produced under the banner of "Horrid Henry Unlocked." Alongside the recently launched Horrid Henry podcast, new material produced since the start of the pandemic includes “Horrid Homework,” a program of daily activities for children available free on Henry’s website, and more than 150 freshly created songs, videos, and behind the scenes content and interviews, live-streamed on Henry’s YouTube channel.
We are thrilled by Netflix’s continued support of Horrid Henry who has a legion of fans both in the UK and internationally. We look forward to showcasing Henry in this longer-form content which enables us to expand his world and adventures even more. This is the first in a series of one-hour Horrid Henry specials.” Mike Watts Co-Founder of Novel Entertainment