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Animation industry veteran Bob Harper has joined forces with Dave Coulier (image above right), who plays Uncle Joey Gladstone in the ABC sitcom Full House and Netflix spin-off Fuller House, to launch a production company. Based in L.A., Grilled Cheese Media will develop and produce animated and live-action content aimed at families — what it describes as “visual comfort food.”

Coulier has experience in animation: the actor and comedian started out voicing characters in Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby and Scrappy-Doo and The Jetsons, and has also worked on Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, The Real Ghostbusters, Bob & Doug, Robot Chicken, and American Dad! In addition to his acting work, he has directed six episodes of Fuller House.

Harper has worked in a variety of roles, including producer, director, animator, character designer, writer, and storyboard artist, for the likes of Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Television, and Nickelodeon. He co-executive-produced two seasons of The Misfortunes of Being Ned for the Annoying Orange Youtube channel, and co-executive-produced, wrote, and designed Prank Boy for Dreamworks TV. More recently, he was a director on Valt the Wonder Deer, a series produced by Dreameast Pictures for China’s Tencent Video.

The founders say they have brought their “huge catalogue of IP” under the new banner. “We intend to tap into to the enormous Full House and Fuller House fan base that exists worldwide,” said Coulier in a statement. He claims that Covid has boosted demand for “wholesome entertainment and the need to produce it safely and efficiently for buyers and distributors.”

He continues: “At Grilled Cheese Media, we are in a position to offer a large slate of IP and flexible strategies for producing it. With our collective experiences in a variety of productions, we are able to offer up creative solutions to produce high-quality content at very affordable price points.” The company will create tv, film, and streaming content.

Photo at top by Melissa Coulier.


Alex Dudok de Wit

Alex Dudok de Wit is Deputy Editor of Cartoon Brew.