9 Story Media Group

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9 Story Media Group
Formerly called
9 Story Entertainment (2002–2015)
Private Company
Industry Television Production, Distribution
Founded 2002
Founder Vince Commisso
Steven Jarosz
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Vince Commisso (CEO)
Products Consisting mainly of children's animation
Owners Zelnick Media Capital (50%)
Neil Court (25%)
Senior Management (25%)[1][2][3][4][5]
Number of employees
600 (2017)[6]
Divisions 9 Story Distribution International
Brown Bag Films[7]
Subsidiaries Brown Bag Films Dublin
Brown Bag Films Manchester
Brown Bag Films Toronto
9 Story Distribution International
9 Story Interactive
Out of the Blue Enterprises
Website http://www.9story.com

9 Story Media Group Inc.(stylized as 9 story MEDIA GROUP) is a Canadian entertainment company and an international marketer and distributor best known for producing animated series such as Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks, and Peg + Cat. The company has produced over 900 half hours of award-winning children’s content. 9 Story recently acquired the animation studio Brown Bag Films,[8] which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles. Brown Bag has been producing animated children’s series such as The Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny, and Henry Hugglemonster.

On October 6, 2015, 9 Story announced a new long-term partnership with HIT Entertainment to relaunch iconic pre-school brands Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina.[9]

In February 2016, 9 Story announced that it has joined forces with Netflix and Scholastic as a producer on the rebooted version of the 1990s animated children’s series The Magic School Bus, which is scheduled to premiere on the SVOD as a Netflix Original Series in the Autumn of 2017.[10]

9 Story Media Group's idents have a hand drawing a 9.

In January 2018, 9 Story Media acquired Out of the Blue Enterprises in an effort to bolster it Creative development, Consumer Products, and U.S. business. Out of the Blue is now a wholly owned subsidiary[11]

Original Productions

Original Films In The UK

9 Story Distribution International

9 Story Interactive

  • CLB: Protect The Flag
  • Monsters Everywhere
  • Numb Chucks: Chuck Fu


  1. ^ http://zmclp.com/portfolio/
  2. ^ http://zmclp.com/portfolio/9-story-limited/
  3. ^ https://variety.com/2015/tv/news/geraldine-laybourne-nickelodeon-9-story-media-group-1201637332/
  4. ^ http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/media-entrepreneur-neil-court-and-zm-capital-make-equity-investment-in-9-story-limited-515056681.html
  5. ^ http://theinsidermedia.com/2017/05/17/13-instant-lessons-to-learn-from-9-story-media-groups-president-and-ceo/
  6. ^ http://theinsidermedia.com/2017/05/17/13-instant-lessons-to-learn-from-9-story-media-groups-president-and-ceo/
  7. ^ http://www.9story.com/News/NewsDetail?newsID=1890
  8. ^ "Irish Producer Brown Bag Acquired". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  9. ^ "MIPCOM: 'Barney & Friends' Set for Relaunch by Mattel, 9 Story". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  10. ^ Getzler, Wendy Goldman. "9 Story boards Netflix's Magic School Bus reboot". Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  11. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2018/01/12/9-story-bolsters-us-presence-with-out-of-the-blue-acquisition/
  12. ^ "9 Story Entertainment becomes the Co-Producer and Distributor of new season of internationally popular WGBH children's series ARTHUR®". 9story.com. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  13. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (September 29, 2015). "Oasis Animation Tapped for New Seasons of 'Arthur'". 
  14. ^ Cinar
  15. ^ Questions
  16. ^ Collingwood O'
  17. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2017/09/05/9-story-to-distribute-luo-bao-bei/

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