DC Thompson has today announced that it is renewing its partnership with Red Kite Animations to co-produce the new series of Dennis and Gnasher.
The co-production between Red Kite Animations, a subsidiary of global media enterprise August Media Holdings and Australia’s Sticky Pictures has been commissioned by CBBC, Network Nine and ABC Australia.
Production of the 52 episodes, scheduled for delivery in summer 2013, will begin immediately.
Mike Stirling, editor-in-chief for The Beano/BeanoMax, said: “After 60 years at the top, the world’s greatest menace still appeals to children of all ages. We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Red Kite Animations and the next series of the successful animation will introduce hilarious new Beanotown characters plus more menacing, laughs and jokes than ever before.”
Ken Anderson, executive director and chief creative officer of August Media Holdings, said: “We are proud to be bringing these classic comic strip characters back to the screen. Producing the new series is a testament to the popularity of the characters and we are confident that the series will create what we hope is a whole new generation of Dennis and Gnasher fans.”