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9 Story Entertainment announces sale of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBOURHOOD to Disney Channel in Russia and Disney Junior in Latin America and Southeast Asia Back to press releases

Toronto, Canada –June 24, 2013  – 9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of the  award-winning animated preschool series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood (40x22’ HD) to Disney Channel in Russia and Disney Junior in Latin America and Southeast Asia. 

The series launched last fall on PBS KIDS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.  It has also been licensed to ABC (Australia), Canal+ Family (France), France Télévisions, 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. 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood recently won Best Preschool Animated Series at the 2013 Kidscreen Awards and the 2013 Cynopsis Kids !magination Award for Best Preschool Series.

The series is co-produced and distributed by 9 Story Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company.  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 Vince Commisso for 9 Story Entertainment. 

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, Miss Elaina and Katerina Kittycat, he learns valuable lessons that prepare him for school and life.

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 , mpowers@mpowers.ca

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