Multiple deals for Australian preschool series
9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has secured multiple sales of preschool series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare (52 x 11’) coming out of Mipcom.
The series was acquired by JCC (Middle East), Minimax Chello (Central Europe) and RUV (Iceland). The preschool series from Australia’s SLR Productions along with Germany’s KIKA-Der Kinderkanal and HR-Hessischer Rundfunk of ARD as well as ABC4Kids was recently greenlit for a second season.
The show continues to air on KI.KA and HR-Hessischer Rundfunk of ARD (Germany), Disney Junior (U.S.), ABC4Kids (Australia), Nickelodeon (UK and France), TV2 (Norway), Hop! (Israel), RTP (Portugal), Disney (Spain & Italy), Z@PP (Netherlands), TRT (Turkey), Mini Mini (Poland), VRT (Belgium), EESTI (Estonia), Canal Once (Mexico), TFO and TVO (Canada) and YLE (Finland). eOne distributes DVDs for the series in Canada and the U.S and NBC Universal distributes DVDs globally excluding Australia and New Zealand.
The series is based on the bestselling book by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. The book, which is published in 53 languages, has sold 32 million copies globally and is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The animated series relates the adventure of the Nutbrown Hares and their friends with the same endearing charm and love that has made the book a timeless story time favourite.
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 action adventure animated series The Skinner Boys, action comedy drama Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, the internationally acclaimed preschool property, Guess How Much I Love You™, the cartoon 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 130 hours of content sold in more than 160 territories worldwide.
With its highly experienced development and production divisions, SLR partners with major broadcasters, producers, distributors, publishers and creative both locally and internationally to create hit shows with a truly global reach.
9 Story Media Group 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 and its affiliate companies represent over 1700 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 220 creative and production staff and has produced over 900 half hours of award-winning children’s content. 9 Story is owned by Senior Management, ZM Capital and media entrepreneur Neil Court. www.9story.com