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Disney Junior greenlights The Happy Hugglemonsters

Disney EMEA has tapped Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films to produce The Happy Hugglemonsters, the latest series to be developed and produced by Disney's London-based production hub.
December 20, 2011

Disney EMEA has tapped Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films to produce The Happy Hugglemonsters, the latest series to be developed and produced by Disney’s London-based production hub.

The 52 x 11-minute preschool series is set to debut on Disney Junior next fall in more than 150 countries.

The series, based on the Walker Books’ series I’m a Happy Hugglewug by Niamh Sharkey, follows the adventures of five-year-old Henry Hugglemonster and his monster family the Hugglemonsters. The show is directed by Norton Virgien (Rugrats, Doc McStuffins), written by Sascha Paladino (Wonder Pets, Ni-Hao Kai-Lan) and produced by Gillian Higgins (Doc McStuffins, Octonauts).

The launch comes after another Brown Bag-animated series, Octonauts, was picked up by Disney Junior and will premiere January 9 in the US. Disney Junior has also seen wide distribution for Jungle Junction, another UK-produced series that has rolled out in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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