Spiffy Pictures has appointed two key partners for its hit animated PBS KIDS series Nature Cat. HiHat Media will handle brand licensing in the U.S., while 9 Story Media Group tackles international distribution and consumer products rights internationally outside the US. Both partners will be developing comprehensive consumer product platforms for the educational outdoors themed series.
“We are excited to work with HiHat and 9 Story to extend Nature Cat’s mission into a range of consumer products that will spark curiosity and inspire children to connect with the world around them,” states Scott Scornavacco, Vice President, Business Affairs for Spiffy Pictures. “We are looking forward to seeing the show’s action-packed adventures, discovery moments and humor come to life in fun, kid-friendly products.”
Created by Spiffy Pictures and co-produced by WTTW Chicago, Nature Cat airs twice daily on PBS stations nationwide and is already posting strong ratings since its November 2015 premiere special. The series features the voices of Saturday Night Live veterans Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Parnell and Kenan Thompson, as well as actress Kate Micucci. Each episode comprising two 11-minute adventures sends Nature Cat on an action-packed adventure in the great outdoors, accompanied by his animal friends, encouraging kids to get out and play.