Aimed at the preschool audience, The Day Henry Met..? (52 x 5mins) is a 2D animated preschool series that encourages children to use their imagination and discover the world around them through play and adventure. In every episode Henry, a charming, inquisitive Irish lad, meets something new, which becomes the focus of his journey of discovery and adventure, ultimately teaching viewers about real-life objects and occupations. The Day Henry Met a Whale!, The Day Henry Met the Moon!, The Day Henry Met a Postman!, The Day Henry Met a Knight! Hmmm, I wonder what Henry’s going to meet today?
The news follows Nickelodeon acquiring the international broadcast rights for The Day Henry Met in July 2016, following successful launches on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand, where the series has built a legion of young fans.
The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo and distributed by Monster Entertainment. It has now been sold to 177 territories worldwide, including to RTE 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 U.S. The series is funded by RTÉjr, The Irish Film Board, Section 481, Creative Europe and pre-sales. The colourful, hand-drawn series is ideal for preschoolers. A second season of The Day Henry Met recently launched in October 2016 on RTÉjr in Ireland.
The Day Henry Met..? won The Pulcinella Award for the Best European Work at Cartoons on the Bay in Venice in April 2015, and recently won the Best Animation award at the Irish TV Gala Awards in October 2016. The show was launched at MIP Junior 2015.