Lisle International has recently signed a new publishing deal with Hachette Children’s Books for 9 story Entertainment’s hit animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals. Under the publishing deal, Hachette’s sub division Hodder Children’s Books will be developing a full publishing program outside of magazines for the UK and CommonWealth territories outside of Canada.
Almost Naked Animals focuses on a fictional tropical resort called the Banana Cabana, which is staffed and used entirely by funny animals that have shaved off their fur in order to exclusively wear underclothes. The main characters of the series are the manager and leader of the cabana, Howie, and his crew of misfits as they jump from one hilarious adventure to the next.
The Almost Naked Animals books are slated for a spring/summer 2013 release, with the first titles in the series launching in the UK. Other UK licensees for Almost Naked Animals include Titan Publishing (magazines), Character Options (mini figures and playsets), Underground Toys (talking plush), Basic Fun (non-talking plush), Imagination Games (card games) and Funky Pigeon (greeting cards, posters and mugs).