9 Story Media Group
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9 Story Media Group Inc. is a Canadian entertainment company and an international marketer and distributor best known for producing animated series such as Top Wing, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks, Peep and the Big Wide World, Nature Cat, Peg + Cat, and others. 9 Story Media Group's animation studio Brown Bag Films has produced animated children's series such as The Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny, and Henry Hugglemonster.
|9 Story Entertainment (2002–2014)|
|Industry||Television Production, Distribution|
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Vince Commisso (President and CEO)|
Cathal Gaffney (COO)
Angela C. Santomero (CCO)
Neil Court (Executive Chairman)
|Owners||Zelnick Media Capital|
Number of employees
|Divisions||9 Story Distribution|
Brown Bag Films
9 Story Brands
|Subsidiaries||9 Story Interactive|
9 Story USA
9 Story Media Group was founded in September 2002 as 9 Story Entertainment by Vince Commisso and Steven Jarosz. In September 2006, 9 Story launched an international distribution division headed by Natalie Osborne, known as 9 Story Enterprises. 9 Story Entertainment originally produced its first live-action series, Survive This, from 2010 to 2012. On April 8, 2013, 9 Story Media Group announced that it would acquire CCI Entertainment's children's and family library; the acquisition was completed on July 24.
In 2015, 9 Story Media Group acquired the animation studio Brown Bag Films, which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester, and Toronto. On October 6, 9 Story announced a long-term partnership with Mattel Creations to distribute pre-school series Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina. However, no information was given by neither Mattel nor 9 Story and development on both of the reboots were scrapped.
On May 25, 2016, 9 Story Media Group acquired the global distribution rights to Garfield and Friends.
On January 12, 2018, 9 Story Media Group acquired Out of the Blue Enterprises in an effort to broaden 9 Story's development capabilities and bolster their consumer products division, which launched in May. Out of the Blue is now a wholly owned subsidiary renamed 9 Story USA.
On February 4, 2019, 9 Story acquired Indonesian animation studio BASE.
- 3 Amigonauts
- Almost Naked Animals
- Arthur (flash-animated with Adobe Animate/Flash, seasons 16–19; distributed by DHX Media)
- Best Ed
- Cache Craze
- Camp Lakebottom
- Creative Galaxy
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (flash-animated with Adobe Animate/Flash)
- Fugget About It
- Furze World Wonders
- Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (movie)
- If The World Were A Village
- Kiss and Cry (movie)
- Let's Go Luna!
- The Magic School Bus Rides Again (flash-animated with Adobe Animate/Flash)
- Making Stuff
- Max & Ruby (seasons 3–5)
- Nature Cat (flash-animated with Toon Boom Harmony)
- Nerds and Monsters
- Numb Chucks
- Peep and the Big Wide World
- Peg + Cat (flash-animated with Adobe Animate/Flash)
- Pound Puppies (2010 TV series) (episodes 1-7)
- Survive This
- Sweet Tweets
- The World's Worst Paper Bags
- Top Wing
- Wibbly Pig
- Wild Kratts (flash-animated with Toon Boom Harmony)
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