Princess PoppyIt’s all children’s TV and movies today. RHCSE has optioned its next four projects: Fish-Head Steve by Jamie Smart; the Gargoyles series by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler: the Charlie Small series by Nick Ward; and the Princess Poppy books by Janey Louise Jones. All four are being developed for TV animation or CGI, apart from Charlie Small, which may be developed as a film. The Princess Poppy series has sold over two million copies to date. RHCSE made its first move in February, taking media rights to Monster Republic by Ben Horton. Producer/financier Komixx Media Group says it’s on track to raise $100 million to fund all its programming including RHCSE projects.

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