Rights for Garfield and Friends have been grabbed by giant- 9 Story Media Group. Garfield and Friends is a paragon of animated series from Mendelson/Paws Productions.
The deal comprises complete Garfield and Friends series of seven seasons along with twelve specials and two direct to video titles. Giant has bagged exclusive global rights covering all languages along with all platforms and plans to re-master the paragon content to HD format.
Produced between 1988 and 1995, Garfield and Friends is based out of the emblematic Garfield comic strip created by Jim Davis. The show is being broadcast in 80 countries, translated in 42 languages with comic strips read by 220 million people daily.
The Garfield brand possesses 400 licenses across 5,000 products with 17 million fans on Facebook.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Garfield and Friends join the growing 9 Story library,” said Natalie Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer for 9 Story Media Group.
“Garfield is one of the most beloved and iconic characters of all time and the classic television series will continue to delight audiences for generations to come.”
“This is the first time we’ve awarded the rights to a single distribution partner who will handle all markets and all platforms. We’re very excited to see how the library performs, particularly given the opportunities in digital,” added Davis.
“We are sure the classic TV library is in good hands with 9 Story.”