9 Story Entertainment announces multiple sales of PEG + CAT
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Toronto, Canada – October 29, 2013 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce that is has secured multiple sales of the animated preschool series, Peg + Cat (80 x 11’). The show has been acquired by ABC TV Australia, HOP (Israel), Mini-Mini (Poland) and E-Junior (UAE). The series launched earlier this month on PBS Kids in the U.S.
Peg + Cat was created by Emmy Award winning creative director, animator and children’s writer Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) and Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster) and is animated and distributed by 9 Story for producer The Fred Rogers Company and PBS Kids.
The series follows an adorable spirited little girl, Peg, and her sidekick, Cat, as they encounter unexpected problems that require fun and creative solutions. In order to solve the problems, Peg and her cat must add, subtract and apply basic arithmetic. Their adventures take them to historical far-away lands, art centers in bustling metropolises and the colourful cosmos, all the while demonstrating that it’s never too early to start learning the magic of numbers.
Fred Rogers founded The Fred Rogers Company in 1971 as the nonprofit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. In September 2012, the company launched the hit series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org.
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 1500 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:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Entertainment
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, firstname.lastname@example.org
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