9 Story Entertainment has sold SLR/KI.KA/Scraw Studios’ preschool toon Guess How Much I Love You: The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare (52 x 11) to Nickelodeon France. The beautifully animated 2D series is the first adaptation of the much loved bestselling picture book which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. Guess How Much I Love You relates the adventures of the Nutbrown Hares family and their friends with the same endearing simplicity and love that has made the book a timeless classic.
The series continues to air on Disney Junior US, KI.KA Germany, ABC4Kids Australia, Nickelodeon UK, TV2 Norway, Hop! Israel, RTP Portugal, Disney Spain & Italy, ZAPP Netherlands, TRT Turkey, Mini Mini Poland, VRT Belgium and EESTI Estonia, TFO and TVO Canada and YLE Finland.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon France on this evergreen property and look forward to seeing the series succeed for them,” said Natalie Osborne, Managing Director, 9 Story Entertainment. “They are the perfect home for Guess How Much I Love You in France, especially with Nick Jr. in the U.K. having just recently launched the series,” added Jill Keenleyside, Vice President Distribution, 9 Story Entertainment.”
“The series continues to be an exceptional success in the international and domestic markets,” says Suzanne Ryan, exec producer and CEO of SLR Productions. “With its universal themes and gentle stories, it has timeless appeal to audiences all over the world. Its popularity has grown so much so that we have released the Guess How Much I Love You – Interactive Episodes iPad game application which can be downloaded for the global market from ghmily.tv/ipad-app.”
9 Story Enterprises owns a growing catalogue of popular toons such as which Arthur, Wibbly Pig, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired distribution rights to CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1500 half hours of content with shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting. For more info, visit www.9story.com.