Jetpack Distribution has secured international distribution rights to Dennis & Gnasher Unleased, the latest series featuring Dennis The Menace.
Jetpack will be showcasing the series to buyers at MIP. This marks the second series that they have boarded in the past month and will be showcasing at the annual event in France. The company previously secured international distribution rights to CBeebies animated kids series Boj.
Dennis & Gnasher follows Dennis, who nothing or no-one can contain. The more extreme the adventure, the louder the rock track, the more epic the skateboard trick, the more Dennis wants to take the lead. Dennis is inseparable from Gnasher, a stray dog he adopted and now his faithful sidekick. They are joined by their irrepressible, adventurous friends Rubi, JJ, Pieface and his pet potato Paul
The series hails from Beano Studios and the first season will consist of fifty-two episodes, each running eleven minutes. Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed features a strong voice cast that includes Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pride) as Dennis; Ryan Sampson (Plebs, After You’ve Gone) as Pieface; Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness, Thunderbirds Are Go) as Walter; Kathryn Drysdale (St. Trinians, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as JJ; and Kelly Marie Stewart (Hollyoaks) as Rubi.
“We are thrilled to be showcasing a new CGI look and feel of this loveable and infamous mischief maker at MIP”, said Jetpack Distribution’s CEO Dominic Gardiner. “Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed promises to be a real hit and contains so many elements that kids love – fun, humour, excitement and friendship. We are really looking forward to presenting the show to global buyers.”
While Allison Watkins, Executive Vice-President of Consumer Products and TV Distribution for Beano Studios, added: “We are bringing a truly filmic feel to Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed. It is a high-quality CGI series rooted in real world film techniques. Using sophisticated directional lighting and real-world cameras and lenses we have created a rich and atmospheric world.”