Disney Junior has announced that it has greenlighted a second season of Henry Hugglemonster, the animated series which is produced by Dublin company Brown Bag Films and adapted from Irish author Niamh Sharkey's I'm a Happy Hugglewug books.

Cathal Gaffney, Executive Producer and CEO, Brown Bag Films, said: "This second series sees Brown Bag Films create a further 30 jobs, bringing us to 150 full-time staff in our Dublin studio.

"Knowing that children around the world continue to watch and love Henry Hugglemonster, which was originated, designed and animated in Ireland, makes us all very proud."

Henry Hugglemonster follows the adventures of "the middle child in a happy, madcap close-knit monster family".

The second series will premiere in Autumn 2014 and will be shown by Disney Junior in more than 150 countries.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide said: "The incredibly talented team at Brown Bag Films has created an engaging series for Disney Junior that delivers everyday life lessons and models positive family and community relationships that are relatable to audiences around the world.

"A second season will build off of this terrific start and create even more connections with kids and families."