Hoho Entertainment


Kids round-up: Herschend re-appoints Natalie Setton; Hoho develops Seal Force 5; Mush Mush L&M deal

Herschend Entertainment re-appoints Natalie Setton Herschend Entertainment Studios (HES) has appointed former Genius Brands exec Natalie Setton to oversee its commercial and distribution activities as the company prepares to re-launch children’s brand Chuggington. Setton becomes VP of commercial, content distribution and licensing, with a remit to lead all sales, licensing, marketing, retail support, live events […]

Kids round-up: DHX, CBBC take to ‘Springboard’; Hoho strikes Bomanbridge deal; Cumberbatch boards C4’s ‘Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Canada’s Family Channel, CBBC take to Springboard DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada and CBBC in the UK is working with Beachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) on a live-action gymnastics series. Springboard (previously known as Up In the Air) has been created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step) and will debut in 2020, with production […]

Milkshake! puts Shane the Chef to work

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has greenlit production on a 52x11mins animated preschool series about an energetic chef and his daughter. Shane the Chef comes from UK-based producer and rights management firm Hoho Entertainment, with Cardiff-based Cloth Cat Animation producing the episodes. The first episodes are due to delivery this autumn. Creative Europe has supplied additional funding […]

Fremantle adds ex-Hoho sales chief

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has hired former Hoho Rights boss Danielle Davies on an interim basis to cover Joss Duffield’s maternity leave. Davies has been named interim VP of sales at UK-based FremantleMedia’s children and family content arm. She was head of sales at Hoho Rights, the sales and L&M division of UK-based preschool […]

Jim Jam, TVN among Cloudbabies buyers

Jim Jam and TVN in Poland and ETV in South Africa have bought Cloudbabies from UK-based Hoho Rights. Polish pubcaster TVN’s deal for the preschool series is for SVOD rights. Another Hoho-sold series, Everybody Loves a Moose, has gone to Dubai-based MBC for its channels in the Middle East and North Africa. The 52x10mins Cloudbabies […]

Hoho plots Grid partnership

UK kids firm Hoho Entertainment has entered into a coproduction agreement with Belgium indie counterpart Grid Animation. The pair will create 26 five-minute vlog for multimedia girls fashion brand Mimi and Bibi, which Waybuloo and Wissper creator Dan Good originated. The shortform episodes will air on UK tween site Totally Tween, with Hoho looking to […]

News brief: Channel 5 orders Shane the Chef

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered Shane the Chef, a CG-animated series from UK indie Hoho Entertainment. The preschool show will air on Channel 5’s Milkshake preschool block, and will follow an energetic chef and his daughter, Izzy, who together run a restaurant in the town of Munchington. “Children are just beginning to discover a […]

Hoho taps sales vet to replace Davies

UK children’s indie Hoho Entertainment has tapped a former Target Entertainment, Souther Star Entertainment and Granada exec to become its head of TV sales. Jayne Pitts (pictured) is joining Hoho Rights, and in the sales chief role will work closely with Hoho joint MD’s Oliver Ellis and Helen Howells to devise and implement presales and […]

Hoho tends to Rat & Pigeon, says Aaagh!

UK-based Hoho Entertainment has a new series in development and a new acquisition in the bag for MIPJunior. Rat & Pigeon, which Hoho developed with HIT Entertainment’s Christopher Keenan, a 2D animated series for 8-12s following a boastful pigeon and an escaped classroom rat in New York City. Grant Moran (WordGirl, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab) […]

Hoho tends to Rat & Pigeon, says Aaagh!

UK-based Hoho Entertainment has a new series in development and a new acquisition in the bag for MIPJunior. Rat & Pigeon, which Hoho developed with HIT Entertainment’s Christopher Keenan, a 2D animated series for 8-12s following a boastful pigeon and an escaped classroom rat in New York City. Grant Moran (WordGirl, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab) […]