9 Story announces sale of Australia’s SLR Productions’ Guess How Much I Love You
October 2, 2013
9 Story Entertainment is pleased to announce the sale of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare (52 x 11’) to Nickelodeon France. The preschool series from Australia’s SLR Productions, Germany’s KI.KA and Singapore’s Scrawl Studios launched in September on Nick Jr. in France.
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is the first adaptation of the much loved bestselling picture book which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. The series relates the adventures of the Nutbrown Hares family and their friends with the same endearing simplicity and love that has made the book a timeless classic.
The series continues to air on Disney Junior US, KI.KA Germany, ABC4Kids Australia, Nickelodeon UK, TV2 Norway, Hop! Israel, RTP Portugal, Disney Spain & Italy, ZAPP Netherlands, TRT Turkey, Mini Mini Poland, VRT Belgium and EESTI Estonia, TFO and TVO Canada and YLE Finland.
“GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is a tremendous fit with our overall corporate brand,” said Pierre Hergaut, Head of Programming and On-air, Nickelodeon France. “The show is beautifully produced and its sweet, endearing style suits our target demographic perfectly.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon France on this evergreen property and look forward to seeing the series succeed for them,” said Natalie Osborne, Managing Director, 9 Story Entertainment. “They are the perfect home for GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare in France, especially with Nick Jr. in the U.K. having just recently launched the series,” added Jill Keenleyside, Vice President Distribution, 9 Story Entertainment.
”GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare continues to be an exceptional success in the international and domestic markets. With its universal themes and gentle stories, it has timeless appeal to audiences all over the world. Its popularity has grown so much so that we have released the ‘Guess How Much I Love You – Interactive Episodes’ iPad game application which can be downloaded for the global market from http://ghmily.tv/ipad-app,” said Executive Producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan.
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 200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 800 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 arm 9 Story Enterprises 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. The company recently acquired distribution rights to CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1500 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 NICKELODEON JUNIOR France
NICKELODEON JUNIOR in France is the brand new channel dedicated to pre-school children and broadcasts hit shows like Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Go Diego and Team Umizoomi. Launched in France in January 2010, NICKELODEON JUNIOR is the 3rd specialized channel 4-14 years in France and the channel is seen in almost 5.000.000 of households distributed through Cable and satellite.
SLR Productions is one of Australia’s leading Emmy and multi award winning children’s entertainment companies, specialising in the creative development and production of world-class media content. Established in 2002 by CEO, Suzanne Ryan, SLR is recognised for creating successful brands such as the internationally acclaimed preschool property, Guess How Much I Love You™, the Australian comic book series GASP!™ and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket™. SLR's passion is to make creative, adventurous, imaginative and exciting programmes for audiences worldwide. The company has produced more than 100 hours of content sold in more than 150 territories worldwide. With its highly experienced development and production divisions, SLR partners with major broadcasters, producers, distributors, publishers and creatives both locally and internationally to create hit shows with a truly global reach. www.slrproductions.com