DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 8, 2021 – 9 Story Distribution International is pleased to announce that it has secured multiple international sales for its primetime animated comedy Fugget About It (46 X 22’). New broadcast deals include Amazon Prime Video and Comedy Central in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 9 Story previously announced that it had launched Fugget About It on Amazon Prime Video in the UK last year.
Produced by 9 Story Media Group, Fugget About It originally launched on TELETOON at Night, and became the #1 most-watched Canadian show on the block for adults 18-49. Developed for the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project and picked up as a Hulu original series, 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.
“The demand for adult animation continues to rise, and we’re thrilled that Fugget About It has been part of this growth,” said Joss Duffield, VP of Distribution for 9 Story. “Fugget About It has become a cult classic in North America, and it’s exciting to see it gain momentum with European broadcasters at a time where everyone needs comedic relief.”
The series, which follows mobster Jimmy Falcone and his family as they are relocated to Regina under the witness protection program. 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. 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.
Fugget About It will be available for audiences in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on May 5 on Comedy Central, and on July 1 on Amazon Prime Video. Series guest stars include Howie Mandell, Alan Thicke, Andrea Martin and Jason Jones (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart).
About 9 Story Distribution International
9 Story Distribution International is the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer 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, Barney and Garfield and Friends, 9 Story Distribution International represents over 4,400 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs more than 1,000 creative and corporate staff.