Toronto, Canada – February 8, 2016 – 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has secured multiple licenses of the animated and live action preschool series Monkey See Monkey Do. The second season (26 x 11’) has been sold to Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoonito U.K., AMC Networks in Central Europe and HOP! In Israel. The first and second seasons were also sold to Pixel TV in the Ukraine.
Monkey See Monkey Do has been previously licensed to British Telecommunications, S4C, Tiny Pop, Virgin Media (U.K.), Sprout (U.S.), Knowledge Network, TVO, TVA (Canada), Minimax (CEE), France TV (France), France 5 (France), Tanweer (Kuwait), Cartoonito (Italy), Disney (Latin America), VTR (Chile), TVNZ (New Zealand), TV3 (Thailand), Spectrum (Indonesia), POD Worldwide (Malaysia), ATV (Hong Kong), EBS (Korea) and JimJam (multi-territory).
Monkey See Monkey Do is co-produced by Smartoonz (Israel) and Title Entertainment (Canada) for TVO. The series educates kids about animals and their natural habitats through the use of engaging song and dance. Follow Monkey and his buddy Parrot, as they invited kids to get up off the couch and join in the “wild” fun, imitating the behaviour and movement of cool creatures from around the world; while also learning the importance of friendship along the way.
A Monkey See Monkey Do companion app was launched last year and recently earned a nomination for a Kidscreen Award (Best Game App – Smartphone, Preschool category). Called Monkey See Monkey Dance, the app gives the users the opportunity to upload short video clips of themselves that can be integrated into funny, energy animation clips from the show.
9 Story Media Group Inc. is a leading content creator, marketer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks, Arthur and Peg + Cat, 9 Story represents over 2,150 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With one of North America’s largest animation studios, 9 Story employs over 250 creative and production staff in its Toronto facility and has produced over 900 half hours of award-winning children’s content. 9 Story recently acquired the award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films, which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles. Brown Bag is recognized for producing leading animated children’s series such as Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny and Henry Hugglemonster. 9 Story is owned by senior management, ZMC (Zelnick Media Capital) and media entrepreneur Neil Court. www.9story.com
Smartoonz is an international content development company that produces smart, entertaining products for children. While expanding their creativity, knowledge, reasoning, social development, and motor skills, Smartoonz offers children fun, laughs, and magic. Smartoonz produces cross-platform content comprised of a TV/online series, mobile games, and interactive application. Smartoonz’s TV series is broadcast by major TV channels around the world, including Disney Playhouse LATAM, PBS Kids Sprout in the USA, TVO, TVA and Knowledge in Canada, Jim Jam EMEA, PBS Thailand, and more. Learn more at http://smartoonz.tv.
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For further information:
Jennifer Ansley, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 9 Story Media Group
+1 416 530-9900 ext 230, email@example.com