FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 Story Media Group Unveils a Strong Slate of New Series
and New Episodes Launching at MIPCOM 2015
Toronto, Canada – September 9, 2015 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce a robust slate of kids’ and family programming launching at MIPJR and MIPCOM 2015. Featuring exciting new series in development like Schnargand Monsters Everywhere, brand new series like Nature Cat and Look Kool, new episodes of returning favourites like Wild Kratts and Guess How Much I Love You, 9 Story is committed to providing the best quality kids & family content across multiple formats and styles.
Nature Cat (80 x 11’): New Series!
Nature Cat can’t wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there’s one problem: he’s a house cat with no instincts for nature! Fortunately, Nature Cat’s animal friends are at his side to share in his deep love for Mother Nature, passion for exploring the great outdoors, and swashbuckling wanderlust of old-fashioned backyard adventure.
Look Kool (32 x 11’): New Series!
Genre: Live Action
Look Kool uses songs, skits, and wacky challenges to help our host, Hamza, and his mischievous robot cat find the answers to mathematical mysteries. In every episode, Hamza is helped by real kids who hunt for shapes, do hands-on experiments, and solve brain-bending puzzles. Who knew math could be so much fun?
Schnarg (11’): New Series!
When Stanley and Pogo, two bumbling janitors at the Federation of Dirt and Magma, accidentally drill to the center of the Earth, they discover a world filled with mischievous shape-shifting creatures called Schnargs. Join these wannabe explorers as they navigate their strange new surroundings and befriend their Schnargy hosts.
Monsters Everywhere (11’): New Series!
Kevin and Dave are determined to keep boredom at bay by giving their sleepy small town a much needed wakeup call! Along with their oddball posse, these best buds are smashing down the door to a world where imagination runs rampant, rules don’t apply, and even the best-laid plans backfire! Based on characters from the popular plush brand, Monster Factory.
NEW EPISODES, RETURNING SERIES:
Camp Lakebottom (104 x 11’): New Episodes from Season 2!
12-year-old prankster McGee was headed for an awesome summer at Camp Sunny Smiles when his bus took a wrong turn and landed him at old, run-down and ridiculously spooky CAMP LAKEBOTTOM! McGee soon discovers that Lakebottom is not just your average camp; it’s the BEST CAMP EVER!
Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare (52 x 11’): New Episodes from Season 2!
The animated preschool series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is the adaptation of the much loved bestselling picture book Guess How Much I Love You which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. The series relates the adventures of the Nutbrown Hares and their friends with the same endearing simplicity and love that made the book a timeless classic.
Nerds and Monsters (80 x 11’): New Episodes from Season 2!
Nerds and Monsters tosses 3 nerdy kids and a thick-headed football star on a fantastic uncharted island. The tween castaways must use nothing but their smarts to survive the relentless attacks by the island’s inhabitants – a tribe of hideous but hilarious monsters. And lucky for the Nerds, these dim-witted monsters don’t have any smarts!
Numb Chucks (104 x 11’): New Episodes from Season 2!
Two half-witted woodchuck vigilantes, Dilweed and Fungus, use their non-existent kung-fu skills to protect the lives of all the citizens in Ding-A-Ling Springs, whether they need it or not! Get ready Ding-A-Ling Springs, you’re about to be Numb Chucked!
Wild Kratts (118 x 22’): New Episodes from Season 4!
The Kratt brothers leap into animated action in Wild Kratts, a half-hour adventure comedy from the creators of the hit shows Kratts Creatures and Zoboomafoo. In each episode, Chris and Martin Kratt travel to a different corner of the world to meet amazing new animals.
9 Story Media Group is a leading content creator, marketer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks, Arthur and Peg + Cat, 9 Story represents over 1,800 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With one of North America’s largest animation studios, 9 Story employs over 250 creative and production staff in its Toronto facility and has produced over 900 half hours of award-winning children’s content. 9 Story recently acquired the award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles. Brown Bag is recognized for producing leading animated children’s series such as Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny and Henry Hugglemonster. 9 Story is owned by senior management, ZMC (Zelnick Media Capital) and media entrepreneur Neil Court. www.9story.com
For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Media Group