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9 Story’s animated primetime comedy Fugget About It to run in the U.S. as Hulu Exclusive Series on Hulu and Hulu Plus Back to press releases

Toronto, Canada – July  31,  2013 - 9 Story Entertainment announces its animated primetime comedy series Fugget About It, (Seasons 1&2, 26 x 22’) will run in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus as a Hulu Exclusive Series. 

“Hulu has a tremendous reputation for high quality comedy content online and we’re delighted to have Fugget About It chosen as a Hulu Exclusive Series,” said Vince Commisso, President and CEO 9 Story Entertainment. “This series is our first foray into primetime comedy and we look forward to bringing it to Hulu’s loyal comedy followers.”

Jimmy Falcone was once a feared capo in the Gambini crime family, but when his associates insisted he whack his good old Uncle Cheech, Jimmy had to draw the line. When Jimmy pleads for Cheech’s life to Don Gambini, their meeting ends with Jimmy hurling the crime boss out of a nineteen story window. Now with the mob out to kill him, Jimmy has no choice but to turn to the dark side and become a witness for the Feds. Jimmy and his family are sent into witness protection in cold, snowy Regina, where it's hard for a quick-tempered goodfella to live as a regular schnook among polite and friendly Canadians.

Originally developed for the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project, Fugget About It was created by Nicholas Tabarrok and Willem Wennekers, and developed by Jeff Abugov. Executive producers are Nicholas Tabarrok, Willem Wennekers, Jeff Abugov and for 9 Story, Vince Commisso and Steven Jarosz.  9 Story also handles international distribution. Series guest stars include Howie Mandell, Alan Thicke, Andrea Martin and Jason Jones (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart).

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 exciting new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1800 half hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You?, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting.   www.9story.com

For further information:

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

 

 

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