Wednesday, September 19

Hoho Entertainment commences production of ‘Shane the Chef’

Hoho Entertainment has commenced production on Shane the Chef, a new 52 x 11′ animated pre-school series, it has announced.

Creative Europe

The series will be shown on Channel 5’s Milkshake and will follow the foody adventures of an energetic chef, Shane and his young daughter Izzy.

“We’ve very excited to be collaborating with Hoho Entertainment on Shane the Chef,” said Jon Rennie, Managing Director at Cloth Cat. “The fact that Hoho have decided to place all the animation work in Cardiff is a resounding vote of confidence in Cloth Cat and the talent and skills available in Wales.”

Shane the Chef has received production funding from Creative Europe, and is supported by the Children’s Food Trust.

Entirely produced in the UK, Shane the Chef is being animated by Cloth Cat Animation in Cardiff, with the first episodes scheduled for delivery this autumn.

“We can’t wait to put on our aprons, roll up our sleeves and start mixing the ingredients to make Shane the Chef a great success,” Oliver Ellis, Joint Managing Director at HoHo Entertainment. “It’s the perfect recipe for children to explore fresh food and healthy eating”.

Jon Rennie, Managing Director at Cloth Cat Animation also commented, “We’ve very excited to be collaborating with Hoho Entertainment on Shane the Chef.  The fact that Hoho has decided to place all the animation work in Cardiff is a resounding vote of confidence in Cloth Cat and the talent and skills available in Wales.”

Sarah Muller Head of Children’s at Channel 5 added: “It is really exciting to be supporting such an ambitious UK animated series which so directly engages our audience with food.”