Fred Seibert Launches Production Venture


Fred Seibert, who has served as producer on such shows as Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents and Castlevania, is launching a brand-new production company, FredFilms.

FredFilms has struck a first-look deal with VIS Kids, with additional projects expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. Through the agreement, FredFilms will present at least three projects to the studio with the goal of at least one being put into development.

Seibert will also continue to serve in an executive producing role on two Netflix projects: the breakout hit Castlevania, which will launch its fourth season later this year, and the cult sensation Bee & Puppycat, which has a new iteration, Bee & Puppycat: Lost in Space, coming soon.

Seibert said: “Animation is having yet another golden age, driven, as always, by new technologies. The rise of streaming platforms has given animation studios a whole new landscape to have their innovative voices and stories told. And the success that many projects are finding in streaming, both adult and kid-targeted series, has re-opened the eyes of executives at linear networks to invest in animation. With that said, I thought now was the perfect time to set up a new production company in which I can focus 100% of my energies on what I truly love to do: nurture fresh talent and emerging voices, and help bring to life amazing, cutting-edge animation.”

Nina Hahn, head of VIS Kids and senior VP of production and development at Nickelodeon International, added: “At VIS Kids, we are committed to the development of new creative partnerships and deepening our relationships with talent to bring unique, fun and creative stories to life. We look forward to our partnership with Fred Seibert and FredFilms, as we further this commitment and establish VIS Kids as an industry leader in kids content.”