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Hoho Gets Cooking with ‘Shane the Chef’

Cardiff-based studio Cloth Cat Animation animating 52 episodes of the new 11-minute preschool series aimed at encouraging healthy eating habits for Channel 5’s Milkshake!

LONDON -- Independent kids’ production and rights company Hoho Entertainment has announced that production has commenced on Shane the Chef, a brand new 52-episode, 11-minute preschool animation series for Channel 5’s Milkshake! which follows the foody adventures of an energetic chef, Shane and his young daughter Izzy.

Entirely produced in the U.K., Shane the Chef is being animated by Cloth Cat Animation in Cardiff, with the first episodes scheduled for delivery this Autumn. The series, which has received production funding from Creative Europe and is supported by the Children’s Food Trust, has already attracted significant interest from international broadcasters.

Created by Andrew Wildman and Simon Jowett, Shane the Chef will feature the epicurean exploits of ambitious chef Shane and daughter Izzy who run a restaurant in the town of Munchington. Every day is a recipe for adventure for Shane and Izzy, as they explore Shane’s passion for food.  Whether it's trying to build the biggest baguette for a world record, finding wild herbs in the woods or growing large vegetables for the village county fair, Shane's firm belief is that, when it comes to food, “fresh is best.”

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,” said Oliver Ellis, Join Managing Director at Hoho Entertainment. “It’s the perfect recipe for children to explore fresh food and healthy eating.”

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

"We've very excited to be collaborating with Hoho Entertainment on Shane the Chef,” commented Jon Rennie, Managing Director at Cloth Cat Animation. “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.”

Source: Hoho Entertainment