Toronto, Canada – September 8, 2014 – 9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce new deals on its animated primetime comedy Fugget About It (26 x 22’) as the series moves into production on its third season. Licenses include a home entertainment deal with Entertainment One (eOne) as well as an e-commerce site with Monetyze. eOne will be releasing the first season of the series in Canada on DVD September 30, while the e-commerce site is now available at www.fuggetaboutittv.com. The site will feature Fugget About It drinkware, t-shirts, iPod cases and more.
Fugget About It is a hilarious animated primetime sitcom about the misadventures of Jimmy Falcone, a former New York mob boss, and his family who must enter a witness protection program in small-town Canada. The Falcones are now the “MacDougals” and it’s not easy going from glorified gangsters to neighborhood nobodies. It’s a fish out of water story, except these fish are sharks!
9 Story both produces and distributes the series internationally. 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. Series guest stars include Howie Mandell, Alan Thicke, Andrea Martin and Jason Jones (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). The first two seasons are also available in the U.S. as a Hulu Original series at www.hulu.com/fugget-about-it.
About 9 Story Entertainment
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 220 creative and production staff, and has produced over 900 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 affiliate 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. Last year the company acquired CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1600 half hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting. www.9story.com
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Monetyze LLC, a Kentucky-based company, offers customized solutions that allow property owners to be their own online retailer. Leveraging social media, moment marketing and an inventory-less print-on-demand product platform, companies can quickly develop products across most major categories. These products are then offered for sale in real-time both directly to consumer and through the Monetyze online distribution network -- quickly and without risk.
Your brand. Your fans. Your money. Monetyze puts the power in your hands.
For further information on Monetyze please contact: Bob Traub, Executive Vice President, Licensing and Business Development, Monetyze LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Entertainment
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, email@example.com