FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) today announced that food-themed, animated comedy series Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers™ is the first project from its co-production deal with leading Thai production company Shellhut Entertainment.
A feast for the eyes, Food Truckers (52 x 11’) is about eating, travel, creativity, friendship cooking fun and food. The series follows the culinary adventures of a trio of food-mad animal friends – Sonny, Tong, and Andi a sun bear, monkey and a red panda who travel the world in Julia, their state-of-the-art food truck, seeking out exotic ingredients and new food concepts. The three amigos share their amazing lives with the whole world online as they crisscross the globe video-blogging their no-holds-barred, travel and cooking escapades. Sonny likes to combine his love of martial arts with his passion for food, creating dishes in ever more inventive waves; Andi is a girl of action with a practical solution to every problem; and Tong is the digital media supremo who chronicles their adventures and shares them online.
Aimed at children aged 6 to 9, the show is being developed by showrunner Dan Clark (Team Smithereen, Brats of the Lost Nebula) with Bill Kopp (Eek the Cat!, Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry) as director and FMK’s EVP Creative and Production, Bob Higgins as executive producer. FMK holds the distribution and licensing rights for the series in all territories, with the exception of Thailand. The announcement is a further boost to FMK’s long-term strategy to build a stronger presence in Asia.
Rick Glankler, President and General Manager, FremantleMedia Kids & Family said: “We are delighted to announce this completely fresh property as the first project in our innovative co-development deal with Shellhut Entertainment. With our combined expertise and creativity, which spans continents, we are confident that we are cooking up a hilarious and irreverent show. Food Truckers, taps into kids’ love of food, and the current zeitgeist around all things gastronomic – something we feel sure that broadcasters around the world will want to tuck into!”
Dr. Jwanwat (Tan) Ahriyavraromp CEO and Founder Shellhut Entertainment said: “Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers is an ambitious production. We believe its core values, family, creativity and integrity, have the potential to appeal to an ever-expanding global audience. We are delighted to have FremantleMedia Kids and Family on board as this TV series’ key partner to help us achieve our goals.”
FMK will be introducing the show at MIPJunior MIPCOM at stand C11.