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9 Story Entertainment Announces Sale of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBOURHOOD to France Télévisions Back to press releases

Toronto, Canada – March 04, 2013  – 9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of the  award winning animated preschool series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (40x22’ HD) to France Télévisions for Zouzous, the preschool programming block on channel France 5. The series launched this fall on PBS KIDS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.  It has also been licensed to ABC (Australia), Canal+ Family (France), Super RTL (Germany), Hop TV (Israel), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), Zee Learn (Indian Subcontinent), Minika (Turkey), TVNZ (New Zealand), SVT (Sweden), and Luk International for Spain and Portugal.

Produced and distributed by 9 Story Entertainment, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood recently won Best Preschool Animated Series at the 2013 Kidscreen Awards.  Executive Producers are Kevin Morrison for The Fred Rogers Company, Angela C. Santomero, co-founder of Out of the Blue and the creative force behind the hit series’ Blue’s Clues and Super WHY, and 9 Story’s Vince Commisso.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood offers engaging storylines modeling the core skills that form the foundation of early childhood development and school readiness. Daniel is a shy but brave 4-year-old tiger who lives in the beloved Neighbourhood of Make Believe and with the help of his neighbours, family, and friends – O the Owl, Prince Wednesday and Katerina Kitty, he learns valuable lessons that prepare him for school and life.

 “In this fresh and charming series, everybody can learn a positive attitude! The beautiful design of Daniel and his friends, and the lovely songs make it really irresistible. We are very happy to welcome Dany and his friends to Zouzous on France 5!”, Tiphaine de Raguenel, Head of France Télévisions Youth activities.

9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences around the world.  With one of North America’s largest animation studios based in Toronto, 9 Story has over 200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 800 half hours of quality children’s and family programming, seen on some of the most respected children’s channels around the world across multiple platforms.  The company’s distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises represents a growing catalogue of both in-house produced and acquired content which includes several beloved brands such as Arthur, Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to popular new series including Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. www.9story.com

 
For further information:

Mary Powers, MPowers Communications +1 416 767 8692, mpowers@mpowers.ca       

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