Toronto, Canada – April 22, 2013 – Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment have received a 3rd Season order from PBS KIDS in the U.S. and TVO in Canada for an additional 26 x 22’ episodes of the hit animated wildlife adventure series Wild Kratts™. The series was created and developed by real life brothers and zoologists, Martin and Chris Kratt, who star in the show as animated versions of themselves.
A co-production between The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment, Wild Kratts (92 x 22’) is distributed in the US and Canada by Kratt Brothers Company, and internationally by 9 Story Entertainment.
Wild Kratts premiered in January 2011 on PBS KIDS in the U.S., and TVO, Knowledge Network and Télé-Québec in Canada. It has also been sold to Discovery Kids Latin America and Asia, Super RTL (Germany) Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (Middle East), NOGA (Israel), TV3 (Spain), SIC (Portugal), Dublin Films (Ireland), VRT (Belgium), Chello Media (Eastern Europe), MediaCorp PTE Ltd. (Singapore), TV3 Catalunya (Spain), Minika (Turkey) and Primetime (Colombia).
“The enthusiasm for Wild Kratts just keeps building as we look forward to another great season of this very smart and funny show,” said Vince Commisso President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to be bringing a brand new season of ‘creature adventures’ to the imaginations of kids around the globe. Everywhere we go and in countless letters, kids are requesting episodes focusing on their favorite animals and creature powers. A fresh new season will help us answer the call!” said Martin Kratt of Kratt Brothers Company.
Wild Kratts was created and developed by real life brothers and zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt (both nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Animated Series). Wild Kratts features the brothers on incredible expeditions to meet wild creatures from the far corners of the earth. Diving into the habitats of these unusual animals with the use of futuristic technology and Creature Powers Suits that allow the brothers to take their funny and exciting adventures to where they’ve never gone before. Wild Kratts won a 2013 Kidscreen Award for Best Companion Website: Kids.
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 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 such as Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. www.9story.com
Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced over 200 episodes of television, including award-winning series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo and Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature and Wild Kratts. Through its full service animation studio, Kratt Brothers Company is currently in production on its third season of the Emmy-nominated hit, Wild Kratts. The Kratt Brothers’ national tours draw tens of thousands of creature-crazy kids and their families and the not-for-profit Kratt Brothers Creature Hero Society, together with kids, has successfully protected critical wildlife habitats through the creation of nature reserves. www.krattbrothers.com
For further information:
Mary Powers for 9 Story Entertainment +1 416 767 8692 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Smith, Kratt Brothers Company +1 613 686 6497 email@example.com