9 Story Distribution International has secured multiple international sales for the first season of 3D animated preschool series Dr. Panda (39 x 7’). New broadcast partners include Cartoonito (Italy), RTL Kids (Netherlands, Luxembourg), YLE (Finland), TVNZ (New Zealand) and HITN (Latin America and Spanish-speaking U.S.). The series was also licensed to Roku in the U.S., and to the kids learning app Azoomee for the U.S., U.K., Eire, Sweden, Malta and South Africa.
9 Story announced its acquisition of worldwide distribution rights to Dr. Panda (excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and select rights within MENA) in September 2018. Based on the worldwide sensation and award-winning app franchise that has over 120 million downloads and 5 million active users per month, the program is Dr. Panda’s first 3D series.
Developed for children ages 3-6, Dr. Panda is created and produced by Lin Yan with Giggle Garage (Origanimals, Kazoops, Cam and Leon) and Spider Eye (Jungle Junction, Thomas & Friends, The Happos Family). The series is written by Daan Velsink (Panic!, Snapshot, Bingo!) and Chris Parker (Peppa Pig, Shaun the Sheep) and directed by Patrick Chin and Wip Vernooij (Moshi Monsters, Wellie Wishers).
The series takes place in the wonderful world of Panda City, where every day Dr. Panda tries out a new job working together with his friends. A mix-up at the post office? A chicken stuck in a tree? Carrots mysteriously disappearing? No problem! With a dash of creativity and a good deal of teamwork, Dr. Panda always saves the day!