9 Story Media Group

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9 Story Media Group
Formerly called
9 Story Entertainment (2002–2014)
Private Company
Industry Television Production, Distribution
Founded 2002
Founders Vince Commisso
Steven Jarosz
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people

Vince Commisso (President and CEO)

Cathal Gaffney (COO)

Neil Court (Executive Chairman)
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
Brown Bag Films
9 Story Brands[7]
Subsidiaries 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 Top Wing, 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. In 2015, 9 Story acquired the animation studio Brown Bag Films,[8] which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester, and Toronto. 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 Mattel Creations to relaunch iconic pre-school brands Barney & Friends and Angelina Ballerina, but the production for them got cancelled.[9]

In February 2016, 9 Story announced that it had 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 was known as The Magic School Bus Rides Again and premiered on the SVOD as a Netflix Original Series in the Autumn of 2017.[10]

On January 12, 2018, 9 Story Media Group acquired Out of the Blue Enterprises in an effort to bolster its' Creative development, Consumer Products, and U.S. businesses. Out of the Blue is now a wholly owned subsidiary[11]

Original Productions

Original Films

9 Story Distribution

9 Story Interactive

  • Arthur's Big App
  • 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 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. ^ Questions
  15. ^ Collingwood O'
  16. ^ http://kidscreen.com/2017/09/05/9-story-to-distribute-luo-bao-bei/

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