9 Story Distribution International has acquired worldwide distribution rights to three new children’s series.
First to join the distributor’s catalogue is CG-animated Weird Waters from Cleveland-based prodco Wayletta Productions, New York’s Meticulous Media and Moondog Animation in South Carolina. This 60 x seven-minute series follows three fish who end up in a magical pond, where they face off against different monsters and mysteries. Targeting four to sevens, Weird Waters is also represented by brand management agency Courageous Artists.
9 Story has also picked up Bristol-based Rebel Television’s mixed-media short series Bad Nature (25 x fives minutes). UK broadcaster Sky Kids ordered the series for kids ages six to 11 last year. It mixes live-action footage of animals with CG animation to answer quirky questions about nature. 9 Story wll sell the series globally, excluding theUK.
And finally, the distributor has acquired Andy and the Band (pictured, 15 x 14 minutes) from Three Arrows Media and Ninja Pig Productions in the UK. This live-action musical series, which targets four- to eight-year-olds, is about a group of kids who struggle comically to get their band noticed. 9 Story has global distribution rights outside the UK, where the show is already airing on CBBC and CBeebies.
9 Story, which was number-one in distribution in Kisdcreen’s Hot50 ranking for 2020, recently picked up worldwide rights to preschool series Guitar & Drum (52 x five minutes) from Punkrobot and Hype Animation. It also sold Giggle Garage/Spider Eye’s CGI series Dr. Panda (39 x seven minutes) to broadcasters including Carousel (Russia) and True Visions (Thailand).