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9 Story Media Group acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids slate

9 Story Media Group acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids slate

Headlines
9 Story Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate. Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story will acquire 757 half hours of animated and live action kids and family content, bringing 9 Story’s total distribution library to more than 3,500 half hours. The transaction is expected to close within the next 30 days. However, no financial terms were disclosed yet. 9 Story will also take over Breakthrough’s kids and family development slate and have the right to produce future seasons of these properties. Breakthrough has agreed to a 3-year non-compete in the kids and family space but will complete its current kids and family production slate. Breakthrough’s kids and family division was lau
Brown Bag Films in the process of making Angela’s Christmas

Brown Bag Films in the process of making Angela’s Christmas

Animation
Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group, is filming the animated holiday special Angela’s Christmas. The half-hour CG film is based on Frank McCourt’s only children’s book inspired by a story his mother Angela related him as a child. Later, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling memoir. Set in Ireland in the early 1900s, Angela’s Christmas is a funny, heart-warming and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm and loved at Christmas time. The special is currently in early stages of animation and final lighting and is expected to wrap in early November. CG production is taking place at two-time Oscar nominated Brown Bag Films’ Dublin based studio. 9 Story Distribution International is handling world
9 Story Media to produce Little Critter series

9 Story Media to produce Little Critter series

Animation, Comics
Mercer Mayer’s book series to be converted into animated series Little Critter LLC, which controls the Little Critter book property from author Mercer Mayer, and Snyder Media Group have tapped 9 Story Media Group to produce a new TV cartoon based on a cast of animal characters in Critterville. The deal was negotiated by former Turner Broadcasting exec Stuart Snyder. Mayer has sold over 200 million Little Critter books worldwide, with around 100 titles released in China just this year. "With their capabilities across CG and 2D animation, commitment to quality storytelling and long-standing track record in international distribution, 9 Story has the passion and know-how to make a Little Critter series a hit show around the world," Stuart Snyder said Tuesday in a statement. “Little Crit