9 Story Media Group has inked multiple international sales deals for its animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22). Aimed at kids ages 3-8, the series premiered last November on PBS KIDS in the US, attracting 33 million viewers so far, and this July on Family CHRGD in Canada, where it quickly became a top five show.
New Nature Cat broadcast partners include SVT (Sweden), TG4 (Ireland), SIC (Portugal), Canal Panda (Spain), Nick Jr. (Italy, via Funwood Media), E Junior (Middle East) and Hop TV (Israel).
Created by the Emmy-winning creative team at Spiffy Pictures, Nature Cat follows the adventures of its titular feline hero and his friends. Nature Cat is always eager to get out and explore, but he’s a house cat with no instincts. But with the help of his animal pals, he enjoys action-packed adventures.
The series features the voices of Saturday Night Live alums Taran Killam (Nature Cat), Kate McKinnon (Squeeks), Bobby Moynihan (Hal), Chris Parnell and Kenan Thompson (Ronald), and Kate Micucci (Daisy).
Nature Cat is co-produced by Spiffy Pictures and WTTW Chicago. 9 Story handles international distribution and consumer products outside the US, while HiHat Media covers brand licensing within the US. The show was nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for writing in animation, and a TCA Award for youth programming.