DC Thomson to publish Noddy magazine inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Noddy, Toyland Detective

Noddy Magazine - DC Thomson

DC Thomson has announced it will publish a magazine based on the new DreamWorks Animation television series Noddy, Toyland Detective.

Noddy magazine will follow Noddy, Toyland Detective, now airing on Channel 5’s Milkshake, which sees Noddy and his famous car, Revs and dog Bumpy in the brand new role of Toyland Detective, solving mysteries and encountering Toyland friends old and new.    

DC Thomson says the magazine will empower kids to create, explore and play and will “be packed full of their favourite activities like colouring, sticking, stories and puzzles to encourage independent thought and help to build confidence.”

Noddy magazine is designed for children aged three to six and will feature a covermount gift linked to the key editorial pillars of the magazine; Problem solving, exploration, friendship, humour and creativity.

“We’re thrilled to be publishing Noddy magazine,” says 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 said, “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. DreamWorks’ Noddy, Toyland Detective airs every weekday at 7.50am on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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