DC Thomson and Red Kite Animations will be working together once again to co-produce the new series of Dennis and Gnasher.
The co-production between Red Kite Animations and Australia's Sticky Pictures has been commissioned by CBBC, Network Nine and ABC Australia. Production on the 52 episodes will begin immediately and are scheduled for deliver in summer 2013.
Dennis and Gnasher has been the best performing show for CBBC in the 3pm to 4pm timeslot, reaching nine million people across its most recent run.
"After 60 years at the top, the world's greatest menace still appeals to children of all ages," said Mike Stirling, editor in chief for The Beano/BeanoMax. "We're delighted to be continuing our partnership with Red Kite Animations and the next series of the successful animation will introduce hilarious new Beanotown characters, plus more menacing, laughs and jokes than ever before."
In addition to this, Dennis and Gnasher will also be appearing on the London stage next month from February 17th to 19th. The new musical commission - The Trial of Dennis the Menace - will run at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of Southbank Centre's Imagine Festival.