Four New Completed Episodes Set to Be Introduced at This Year’s Mipcom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Toronto, Canada (September 28, 2010)-9 Story Entertainment, the award-winning animation, production and distribution company has secured a host of international deals for the Kratt Brothers’ animated wildlife comedy series Wild Kratts. The series is created by the Kratt Brothers Company and is a co-production between The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment distributed internationally by 9 Story Entertainment. 9 Story will be introducing four newly completed episodes to this year’s Mipcom buyers.
Discovery Kids Latin America has snapped up the rights to all 40 episodes; additional new broadcast deals have been signed with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (Middle East,) NOGA (Israel), TV3 (Spain) and Dublin Films (Ireland). The series premieres in 2011 on PBS KIDS GO! in the U.S., Canadian broadcasters for Wild Kratts are TVOntario, Knowledge Network and Télé -Québec.
Wild Kratts (40 x 22 minutes) was created and developed by real life brothers and zoologists, Martin and Chris Kratt, who star in the show as animated versions of themselves.
By using cutting edge technology with animal knowledge, Wild Kratts features both Chris and Martin Kratt on incredible expeditions with wild creatures that would be normally impossible to film in live-action. Diving into the habitats of unusual creatures, the series brings viewers into the heart of these unique animal worlds to explore behaviors that have never been animated before.
The Kratt Brothers Company is the creator and producer of two long running PBS children’s series, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and the Emmy Award-winning Zoboomafoo. Their third show, Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature for National Geographic Channel, is a primetime family wildlife adventure series which has been broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world.
About 9 Story:
Founded in 2001, 9 Story Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution company dedicated to delivering the most loved children’s properties internationally. Producer of such popular shows as Peep and the Big Wide World and Survive This, 9 Story has delivered over 200 half hours of television content. Led by executive producers Vince Commisso and Steven Jarosz, who have more than 25 years of combined specialized industry experience and leadership, the 9 Story team includes Executive Vice-President Natalie Osborne, heading up international business development, and Vice President of Development, Liliana Vogt. With 70+ employees and full production and distribution capabilities, 9 Story is a leader in the amazing and magical world of youth entertainment. www.9story.com
About Kratt Brothers Company
Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced over 140 episodes of three award-winning television series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo and Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature. Through its full service animation house, Kratt Brothers Animation Studio is currently in production on its fourth series, Wild Kratts, which will premiere on PBS in 2011. 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.
At MIPCOM, 9 Story Entertainment will be offering a full slate of new and popular returning programs for children and tweens at Stand 02.10.
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9 Story Entertainments: Helena Gomes, 416.530.9900