9 Story acquires worldwide distribution rights for ‘Dr. Panda’

9 Story Distribution International announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the new 3D animated preschool series Dr. Panda, excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and select rights within MENA.

Based on the popular, award-winning app franchise that has over 95 million downloads and 5 million active users per month, the program is Dr. Panda’s first 3D series and has a targeted completion date of December 2018.

Developed for children ages 3-6, the series is created and produced by Lin Yan with Giggle Garage (Origanimals, Kazoops, Cam and Leon) and Spider Eye (Jungle Junction, Thomas, and 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. 9 Story Distribution International will launch the series at MIPJR and MIPCOM where it will be showcasing several completed episodes.

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.  With a dash of creativity and a good deal of teamwork, Dr. Panda always saves the day!

“We are truly excited to be representing this gorgeous series,” said Alix Wiseman, VP Acquisitions and Business Development for 9 Story Distribution International.

“The show delivers fresh storytelling which will resonate with pre-schoolers and is packed with characters full of warmth and charm,” Alix further stated.

“Drawing on 9 Story’s expert resources in distribution, combined with our proven expertise in app development and ever-growing global fan base, we now move forward in the sure knowledge that Dr. Panda will become a best friend for kids worldwide, not only through educational apps and toys but also animated series,” said Lin Yan, Dr. Panda CEO

9 Story Distribution International is the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer and distributor of kids and family-focused intellectual property.