DC Thomson teams with DreamWorks to launch Noddy magazine

DC Thomson is set to publish a magazine based on the new DreamWorks Animation television series Noddy, Toyland Detective.

The Noddy magazine aims to ’empower kids to create, explore and play’ and will boast activities including colouring, sticking, stories and puzzles.

Noddy magazine is designed for children aged three to six and will feature a covermount gift.

“We’re thrilled to be publishing Noddy magazine," said Maria Welch, head of children’s publishing at DC Thomson.

"Noddy has been a staple of childhood entertainment for many years and our experienced editorial team are passionate about creating a magazine to engage and inspire this new generation of Noddy fans.”

Harriet Murphy, head of publishing for DreamWorks Animation, added: “We are so excited to see Noddy’s return to television accompanied by a wonderful magazine from DC Thomson.

"As young fans are getting to know the newly expanded world of Toyland onscreen, we’ll be presenting loads of exciting opportunities to keep the fun going on the pages of Noddy magazine.”

Vicky Hill, licensing manager at DreamWorks’ UK publishing agent Bulldog Licensing, said: “We’re delighted to be working with DreamWorks Animation and DC Thomson on the new Noddy magazine.

"DC Thomson produce fantastic content, and we look forward to the new title hitting shelves and giving Noddy fans a new way to interact with the brand.”

Noddy magazine will launch in summer 2016.

Noddy, Toyland Detective airs every weekday at 7:50am on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

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