Your Family Entertainment AG: Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck Partners with Genius Brands International to Create New Animation Series “Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy”

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Your Family Entertainment AG: Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck Partners with Genius Brands International to Create New Animation Series “Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy”

Munich, July 4, 2022

World-renowned chef, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wolfgang Puck has teamed up with Genius Brands International, collaborator and major shareholder of YFE, to create a new animated series, “Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy”, for the global market. The new children’s series is based on teaching important values ​​such as health, nutrition and teamwork, and shows how sharing an exceptional meal can connect people from different backgrounds. Due to the new partnership with Genius Brands International, Your Family Entertainment AG will support the international distribution of the show. At the NATPE Budapest international TV market, Armin Schnell, head of sales at Your Family Entertainment, pitched the concept to senior network and streaming executives at Wolfgang Puck’s local restaurant Spago.


Wolfgang Puck is considered the most iconic chef of our time. It is famous for the best in restaurant hospitality and culinary arts. Puck already learned to cook as a child alongside his mother, a chef in the Austrian town where he was born. His success as a chef allowed him to found the “Wolfgang Puck Companies”, comprising fine dining restaurants, food services, and kitchen and food products. Wolfgang Puck works passionately for the common good, as he is active in philanthropic endeavors and charities.

“Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy” is an animated adventure series featuring Wolfgang Puck himself, voicing his own character. The series chronicles Puck’s mission to create the greatest cookbook of all time. For this, he was helped by five talented child chefs, the “Wolf’s Gang”. They attend his famous “Secret Spago School of Scrumptious” and are sent on missions around the world to source iconic recipes and ingredients. But each trip quickly becomes a madcap adventure as they must outwit Wolfgang’s longtime rival, Foxgang Muck, who attempts to sabotage them at every turn.

Wolfgang Puck said: “Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy is at its core a celebration of food and culture from around the world, and an exploration of how we are all connected through our shared love of eating a delicious meal. I am extremely passionate and committed to teaching children and parents about nutrition and the value of cooking meals with healthy ingredients, and equally important to helping build their understanding of how food moves from farm to table and to address issues close to my heart, such as ending world hunger. Our goal is to deliver these increasingly important messages in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way. I look forward to to work with my friend Andy Heyward and the team at Genius Brands to fulfill a lifelong dream of reaching children through my life’s work.

About Your Family Entertainment AG
The German company Your Family Entertainment AG (“YFE”) (WKN [German security code number]: A161N1, ISIN: DE000A161N14, ticker symbol: RTV) is a leading producer and distributor of high quality children’s and family programming. It owns and operates one of Europe’s largest independent libraries, including well-known series such as ‘Enid Blyton’, ‘Fix & Foxi’ and ‘Altair’. YFE focuses on content that is engaging, educational and entertaining, free from violence. In addition, YFE operates the award-winning pay-TV channel “Fix&Foxi TV” on four different continents, the free-to-air channel “RiC TV”, its international pay-TV version “” as well as several mobile TV streams and digital channels in the whole world. Your Family Entertainment AG now has a leading children’s entertainment company in the United States Genius Brands International (NASDAQ: GNUS) as the largest shareholder. Genius Brands International and Your Family Entertainment AG are planning a far-reaching cooperation to bring “Content with a Purpose” to audiences around the world.

Contact at Your Family Entertainment AG
Armin Schnell
Tuerken str. 87
80799 Munich, Germany
Such. : +49 (0) 89 99 72 71-0
Email: [email protected]

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