Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment is joining forces with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) to launch two new global kids entertainment brands.
Fish Head Steve and The Amazing Adventures of Charlie Small, which are both based on original RHCB stories, will be jointly produced and financed by RHCSE and FME, with FME taking on worldwide distribution, licensing and home entertainment rights. The initial focus for both properties will be for TV broadcast, with scope to develop into additional areas including games and toys.
Fish Head Steve is a comedy-soap about everyday events in Spumville, where the heads of the townsfolk have been mysteriously swapped for household objects and family pets. The Amazing Adventures of Charlie Small, meanwhile, features the adventures of an intrepid boy as he travels through time and space.
Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment is a joint venture between Random House Children’s Books and Komixx Entertainment. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which in turn is 90% owned by Bertelsmann AG.