9 Story Media Group

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9 Story Media Group
Industry Animation
Founded 2002
Founder Vince Commisso
Steven Jarosz
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Products Consisting mainly of children's animation
Owner Zelnick Media Capital
Neil Court[1][2] (both owning 50%)
Subsidiaries Brown Bag Films
Website http://www.9story.com

9 Story recently acquired the animation studio Brown Bag Films,[3] which employs over 170 staff members across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles. Brown Bag has been producing animated children’s series such as 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’.[4]

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 schedule to premiere on the SVOD as a Netflix Original Series in the Autumn of 2017.[5]

Original productions[edit]

Original films[edit]

  • Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars
  • Teenager 4567 (co-production with Dallas City Animation Studios and Redbull Digital Studios Channel)[8]
  • Gabriel Lim's DeanMen Means Day



  1. ^ http://zmclp.com/portfolio/
  2. ^ http://zmclp.com/portfolio/9-story-limited/
  3. ^ "Irish Producer Brown Bag Acquired". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  4. ^ "MIPCOM: 'Barney & Friends' Set for Relaunch by Mattel, 9 Story". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  5. ^ Getzler, Wendy Goldman. "9 Story boards Netflix's Magic School Bus reboot". Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  6. ^ "9 Story Entertainment becomes the Co-Producer and Distributor of new season of internationally popular WGBH children's series ARTHUR®". 9story.com. September 20, 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (September 29, 2015). "Oasis Animation Tapped for New Seasons of 'Arthur'". 
  8. ^ "Artzooka!". youtube.com. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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