FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK)

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) is a worldwide leader in family entertainment and one of the most dynamic independent producers, licensors and distributors of engaging and ground-breaking content in the sector. The division works in collaboration with best-in-class partners to connect with children and families across multiple platforms and touch points.

Address

FremantleMedia Kids & Family
29/F, One Pacific Centre
414 Kwun Tong Road
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong
T: +852 3700 2019
W: www.fremantlemedia.com

Who’s who...

Henry Or
SVP Asia, FremantleMedia
Kids & Family
E: henry.or@fremantlemedia.com

Fabien Ching
Licensing Officer Asia,
FremantleMedia Kids & Family
E: Fabien.ching@fremantlmedia.com

Genres

FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) has a distinctive and broad portfolio of content targeting all ages from pre-school through to tween and teen. Key titles in Asia are Tree Fu Tom, Danger Mouse, Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers and Bitz & Bob.

Rights

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment holds the global television distribution rights and licensing and merchandising rights for the majority of shows in its portfolio.

HD/4K

The majority of new content is in HD.

Trends & Outlook

“We correctly predicted that 2017 would see a growing number of ‘East meets West’ partnerships, and we hold the same prediction for 2018 in which there will be growing demand for business joint ventures and co-productions for animated shows between East and West. The East market size is still small compared to the West but we must not neglect its growth potential as evident from the sales performance from some of the global toy manufacturers and retailers.”

Asia focus in 2018

“FMK has produced two new animated titles readily available in 2018. Both are very trend-driven – one being an action comedy for 6 to 9 year olds, and one being STEAM-themed shows for pre-schoolers. With the positive feedback from the initial broadcast pitch at MIPCOM 2017, FMK is confident that the shows will be well-received in this region. China and Korea are still our key countries to focus on in 2018 for the new shows, and FMK will continue to grow its consumer product licensing business in China with Tree Fu Tom and Kate & Mim-Mim as both are being aired by CCTV and multiple digital platforms.”

Top shows are...

Bitz & Bob
This comedy adventure with a twist combines funny stories with key principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Egineering, Arts, Maths). Bitz & Bob follows the animated antics of inventor and creator, eight-year-old Bitz, and her younger brother Bob and is designed to fascinate and encouraging pre-school viewers to get involved in crafting, engineering and experiments. Episodes/length: 44x11 mins. The series has a complimentary short-form live-action companion show, Bitz & Bob: You Can Do It Too!, (44x4 mins), which provides children with step-by-step ways to create interesting things shown in the main series. Launching in the U.K. on CBeebies in Q1 2018.

Tasty Tales of Food Truckers
A new animated comedy series about eating, travel, creativity, friendship, cooking, fun and FOOD! The laugh-out-loud series follows the culinary adventures of a trio of food-mad animal friends who travel the world in their state-of-the-art food truck, Julia, on an extreme quest for exotic ingredients and new food concepts. Hilarious and irreverent Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers is a mouth-watering treat. In development. Episodes/length: 52x11 mins.

Danger Mouse
Action and comedy collide in these hilarious animated adventures. The world’s greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse’s mission is to protect the world, multiple parallel universes from the villainous and evil Baron Greenback. At his side is his ever faithful but always fearful sidekick Penfold. Together, our two best friends take on all manner of mind-blowing missions aided by old and new allies and adversaries and all manner of tech-defying gadgets. Episodes/lengths: Series 1 (52x11 mins); Series 2 (26x11 mins). Series 2 now rolling out worldwide.