Cabin Fever Entertainment

From Home Video


In 1987, U.S. Tobacco Company had formed a home video distribution company Cabin Fever Entertainment. It initially produced sports videos, but generally expanded to general entertainment titles.

In 1991, Cabin Fever made its big break when it picked up the home video distribution rights to Lonesome Dove. The success led Cabin Fever to secure a deal with RHI Entertainment to release its library on home video. The deal lasted until Hallmark acquired RHI in 1994. The company expanded into feature film production in 1993, under the Cabin Fever Films brand, as well as producing television movies.

In 1996, the company launched a children's division Razzmatazz Entertainment. In 1998, Cabin Fever was absorbed into Hallmark Home Entertainment.