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Disney commission brings Hugglemonsters to Brown Bag

Posted by Darren Brooker, 13 January 2012 12:00 am

Oscar-nominated Irish studio Brown Bag Films has been commissioned to make a new series for Disney Junior, and will produce 52 x 11 minute episodes of The Happy Hugglemonsters.

The CG animated series brings with it an estimated 40 jobs, which sees the company expanding its staff by roughly half, and all this less than 5 years since the Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern opened the company's new studio is Smithfield Square, Dublin. The Happy Hugglemonsters is based on the I'm a Happy Hugglewug books, by Irish author and illustrator Niamh Sharkey and is to be directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien, best known for directing Rugrats.

After being introduced as a programming block on Disney Channel last February to excellent ratings, the Disney Junior 24/7 channel will be launched on March 23 and will also feature another Brown Bag production - Doc McStuffins - which is the first brand new series to premiere on the channel.

Congratulations to our friends at Brown Bag on this latest chapter in their blooming relationship with Disney.

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