FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) and CBBC are joining forces on a new multimedia comedy series, Strange Hill High. Aimed at the six-to-11 demo, the half-hour comedy series will use puppets, stop-motion and CG to tell the story of three students who take it upon themselves to investigate all manner of bizarre and other-worldly occurrences that occur at Strange Hill High.
The characters of Strange Hill High will be designed and fabricated by Mackinnon & Saunders (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Bob the Builder), a UK-based stop-motion animation, model-making and puppet making firm. The series will be co-produced by FME, CBBC, and Chapman Entertainment in association with Factory Transmedia.
FME will manage worldwide distribution of the series (excluding the UK), as well as the brand licensing, home entertainment and other ancillary rights on behalf of CBBC and FME’s Children & Family Entertainment division. Launching the brand at Licensing International Expo currently underway in Las Vegas, FME is actively pursuing partners across multiple licensing categories including vinyl toys, gaming, mobile, sponsorship, online, live events and more.