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Family Home Entertainment
Fate Acquired by Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Successor Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Founded 1981
Defunct 2005
Industry Home video company
Products Kids/family distribution arm
Subsidiaries Artisan Entertainment

Family Home Entertainment (FHE) was an American home video company founded in 1980. It releases children's and family-oriented programming, most notably the popular 1980s Marvel/Sunbow television series The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, as well as ThunderCats, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, Gumby, The Care Bears, and Bucky O'Hare. It also had a theatrical release division, FHE Pictures, established in 2002; its first and only release was Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. FHE was the distributor for most of the seasonal Rankin/Bass television specials aired on CBS, after Live, FHE's parent company, acquired Vestron Video. The company has also released several VHSs of British kids' cartoons in the US since the 1980s (i.e., Will Quack Quack), as well as some Japanese anime, plus the Australian "Dot" films. Some FHE releases was distributed by MGM/UA Home Video.

In 1982, the company introduced USA Home Video as a non-family division of the company. In 1986, the company changed its name to International Video Entertainment, and then to Live Entertainment, with "Family Home Entertainment" as an imprint of the company. They would later go on to become Artisan Entertainment, which has since been acquired by Lions Gate Entertainment. For further information on the company, see the articles in question.

FHE Pictures Releases

  • Jonah: The Veggietales Movie (Co-production with Artisan Entertainment and Big Idea)
  • Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw (Co-production with Carolco)

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