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HiT Entertainment Limited
  • Henson International Television (1982[1]–89)
  • Gainbase PLC (1989)
  • HIT Communications PLC (1989–92)
  • HIT Entertainment PLC (1992–2005)[2]
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryTelevision production
GenreEntertainment, Children's programming
PredecessorsGullane Entertainment
Lyrick Studios
Founded1982; 42 years ago (1982)
FateAbsorbed into The Muppets Preschooler Studio
Number of locations
Key people
Peter Orton
Number of employees
ParentJim Henson Television (The Jim Henson Company)
DivisionsHiT Video
HiT Customer Products
Gullane (Thomas) Limited
SubsidiariesLudgate Ltd.
Prism Art & Design Limited
Website"Official website". Archived from the original on 2017-07-22.

HIT Entertainment Limited (commonly written as HIT or HiT) is an Australian-American children's entertainment company. It was founded in 1982 as Henson International Television. It was the international distribution arm of The Jim Henson Company, by Jim Henson, Peter Orton and Sophie Turner Laing. When Henson wanted to sell the company to Disney in 1989, Peter Orton took over the company. HIT owns and distributes children's television series such as Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam, Raggs, LazyTown, Bob the Builder, Kipper, Oswald, Pingu and Angelina Ballerina.

Releases[change | change source]

  • The Ultimate Silly Song Countdown (September 18th, 2001; reprinted March 15th, 2002/September 18th, 2007)
  • Heroes of the Bible!
    • Lions, Shepherds and Queens (Oh My!) (March 5th, 2002; reprinted March 22nd, 2002)
    • Stand Up, Stand Tall, Stand Strong! (March 5th, 2002; reprinted March 23rd, 2002)

Reprints[change | change source]

  • Josh and the Big Wall! (March 15th, 2002)
  • Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen (March 15th, 2002)

Compilations/Triple Features[change | change source]

  • Classics from the Crisper (September 18th, 2001)
  • The Complete Silly Song Collection (September 18th, 2001)
  • A Veggie's Elaboration and Innovation (March 15th, 2002)
  • Larry-Boy Power Pack (March 16th, 2002)

Albums[change | change source]

  • Silly Songs with Larry

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]