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Dennis the Menace and Gnasher

Also known as
Genre Cartoon
Format
Created by
Developed by
Producer(s) Christopher O'Hare
Executive Producer(s)
Running time 25 minutes
Written by Tony Collingwood
Chris Trengove
Jimmy Hibbert
David Freedman
Alan Gilbey
Directed by Tony Collingwood
Company(s) Collingwood O'Hare
Beano Productions
Hong Ying Animation
BBC Television
Flextech(Season 1 only)
PolyGram
Distributed by HiT Entertainment
Universal Home Entertainment
Creative
Presented by
Starring Richard Pearce
Kerry Shale
John Baddeley
Eve Karpf
Sally Grace
Jill Lidstone
Gary Martin
Colin McFarlane
Judy Bennett
Judges
Voices of
Narrated by
Editor(s)
Theme music composer
Opening theme
Ending theme
Composer(s)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Original Channel BBC
TCC (1996-1997)
Fox Kids UK (1999-2002)
Picture Format
Audio Format
No. of seasons
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 18
Original run 2 April 1996 (1996-04-02) - 7 May 1998 (1998-05-07)
Preceded by
Followed by Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (2009)


Dennis and Gnasher is an animated British TV series based on characters from The Beano comic, which ran from 2 April 1996 until 7 May 1998. The series was produced by Collingwood O'Hare and Beano Productions in association with Flextech, Polygram and BBC Television, distributed by HiT Entertainment worldwide, and was directed and largely written by Tony Collingwood. A new series has been announced by the BBC and was debuted in 2009.

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (1996) characters

EpisodesEdit

Main article: List of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (1996) episodes

Later television showsEdit

Main article: Dennis the Menace and Gnasher (2009 TV series)

A new television series has now been produced. The new series features the return of Dennis, Gnasher, Mum, Dad, Curly and Pie-Face and will also feature the introduction of Dennis' little sister Bea. The production shots also showed Dennis' treehouse with a more menacing design. Screenshots and an episode can be found at the production company Red Kite Animation's website.

The show is shown at 4.00pm from Monday-Friday on CBBC.

Broadcast historyEdit

UK

  • CBBC (1996–2009) (also aired on BBC1 and BBC2)
  • BBC2 Scotland (1997–1998) (during De-a-nis?)
  • BBC1 Scotland (2000)
  • The Children's Channel (1996–1997)
  • Fox Kids/Jetix (1999–2002)

Ireland

  • RTE Two (1996–2003)

Australia

  • Network Ten
  • GO

Untited States

  • Cartoon Network (2004-2008)

TriviaEdit

Richard Pearce, Judy Bennett, Jill Lidstone, Gary Martin and Eve Karpf were are fame of Mike Jupp's animated series Brummington the Chipmunk ran from 1992 to 1998 produced by MARTIN GATES PRODUCTIONS (MGP)

Commercial availabilityEdit

Episodes 1-4 of series one are available on two, separate volumes each containing two episodes. The further nine episodes are yet to be released. All 9 episodes of series two are available on two, separate volumes each containing four-five episodes. These were later re-released in a box-set alongside "The Beano Videostars", "The Beano Allstars", "Haunted House & 12 Other Stories", and "Dennis' Hiccups & 22 Other Stories" released in September 2010. All 18 episodes the complete 2 series was released 22 August 2011 in a DVD boxset titled Dennis & Gnasher: Special Agent Dennis & 17 More Crazy Adventures (8 Discs), it also contains "The Beano Videostars", "The Beano Allstars", "Haunted House & 12 Other Stories" and "Dennis' Hiccups & 22 Other Stories" on the 22nd August 2011 all episodes became available on DVD.

Ratings (CBBC Channel)Edit

  • Saturday 22 June 2002- 40,000 (3rd most watched on CBBC that week)
  • Sunday 23 June 2002- 30,000 (5th most watched on CBBC that week)

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