The Day Henry Met the world: Irish cartoon’s whale of a global deal

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Nickleodeon has acquired the rights to The Day Henry Met and the show has now been sold to 177 territories worldwide

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Two Dublin-based companies, Wiggleywoo and Monster Entertainment, have struck a major deal with Nickleodeon that will see award-winning pre-school series The Day Henry Met broadcast across six continents.

Nickelodeon has acquired the rights to The Day Henry Met and the show has now been sold to 177 territories worldwide.

The popular cartoon centres on Henry, who meets someone or something new every day , be it a whale, the moon or a car.

Nickelodeon already holds the rights to the series in the UK and Australia.

The Day Henry Met was the top rated pre-school series on Nick Jr Australia and is building a legion of young fans on Nick Jr UK and around the world. Nickelodeon will now carry the current season of 26 five-minute episodes and the second season – also 26 five-minute episodes – which is currently in production.

Drawing up a storm

The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo Ltd and distributed by Monster Entertainment. The series won the prestigious Pulcinella Award for Best European Work in 2015.

The Day Henry Met has also been sold to RTÉ in Ireland, TV Ontario, Television Francaise Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, Canal Plus for all French-speaking territories worldwide, ABC in Australia, Kids TV in Korea, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and HMH in the US.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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