Nick Revamps Grizzly for U.K.

A new series of 26 x 11 min. episodes of the award-winning animated series Grizzly Tales will be produced for the U.K. market and air on Nickelodeon UK.

The new series, based on a recent series of books by Jamie Rix, will reinvent the series for the British outlet and air in 2011, following a run of the original series’ 79 episodes next year.

The original six seasons of the show ran from 2000 to 2006 on ITV1 and was consistently one of the highest-rated children’s animation shows on the channel.

The BAFTA nominated show picked up many awards including Animated Series and Children’s Choice at the British Animation Awards, and Children’s Animated series at Cartoons on the Bay. The original book, Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, was a Smarties prize winner.