Porchlight, Jetix Europe Push Bladder Lad into Development

Producer/distributor PorchLight Ent. and Jetix Europe (formerly Fox Kids Europe) have entered into a development deal for the comic adventures of Bladder Lad and Plunger Pete. Described as a youth-oriented Get Smart, the show centers on two boys who work for the secret government agency F.L.U.S.H. in an effort to protect the world from the evil deeds of D.R.A.I.N.

PorchLight VP of Animation Fred Schaefer comments, "Bladder Lad‘s edgy, prankster comedy and fast action will appeal to a core boy audience, but all kids will respond to the off-the-wall humor and kid-like heroics."

PorchLight Ent., formed in 1995 by veteran entertainment execs Bruce D. Johnson and William T. Baumann, has produced the Emmy award-winning animated series Tutenstein for Discovery Kids and Jetix, Jay Jay the Jet Plane for PBS, Adventures from The Book of Virtues for PBS KIDS and the animated long form movies The Night Before Christmas: A Mouse Tale, The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow and Christmas Dinosaur. The company is now producing Four Eyes for France 3 and Disney Channel U.K. and a series of direct-to-video releases for Leapfrog.