Splash Entertainment has scored a scarily cool new deal with Lookout Entertainment — licensing agent for mega-bestselling author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) — to develop, produce and distribute new animated content based on the frightfully fun picture book The Little Shop of Monsters, written by Stine and illustrated by Marc Brown (Arthur), and Stine’s comedy book series Rotten School.
Lookout Entertainment’s Dan Bernard and Yvonne Bernard will serve as executive producers.
“We’re thrilled to join forces with Lookout Entertainment to take The Little Shop of Monsters and Rotten School beyond the book shelf and onto the screen,” said Steve Rosen, Co-CEO, Splash Entertainment.
“We’ve found the right partner in Splash Entertainment to bring these timeless brands to the next level,” said Yvonne Bernard, CEO of Lookout Entertainment.
“Working with Splash Entertainment to produce R. L. Stine’s Rotten School and R. L. Stine and Marc Brown’s The Little Shop of Monsters is an honor,” added Lookout EVP Dan Bernard.
The Little Shop of Monsters, a 2016 Children’s Choice Book Award Winner – Kindergarten-2nd Grade Book of the Year, invites readers to “come on in” and choose a favorite creepy, crawly, spooky, scary new friend to bring home to their family.
The popular children’s book series, Rotten School, follows the funny adventures of Bernie Bridges, a fourth grader who lives at a boarding school with his friends.
“Thanks to Yvonne Bernard, Lookout Entertainment and Splash Entertainment, The Little Shop of Monsters will soon be open for business,” said Stine. “Marc Brown and I had great fun dreaming up the craziest monsters ever. We can’t wait to see them all come roaring to life in this new series. And I’m looking forward to school being in session with my most rotten book series, Rotten School, on-screen for the first time, too!”
“I am excited to see The Little Shop of Monsters come alive through animation with the talented folks at Splash and Lookout Entertainment,” said Brown. “This was my very first collaboration with my friend R. L. Stine and it was great fun to illustrate an entire book without one aardvark. Sorry, Arthur.”