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9 Story gets Canadian commission for 'Wibbly Pig'

MUMBAI: 9 Story Entertainment, a Canada-based production and distribution company, has secured broadcast agreements with Canada‘s TVO and Knowledge Network for the new animated series Wibbly Pig. The series is based on acclaimed author and artist Mick Inkpen.

The announcement was made by Story Entertainment CEO Vince Commiso.



Targeting 2-5 year olds, the series is currently in production and has been commissioned for the BBC‘s Cbeebies. A joint production with the UK‘s Wish Films, Wibbly Pig is set for a spring 2009 delivery.



9 Story will handle all distribution rights for North America and Latin America while BBC Worldwide maintains all other international distribution rights.



"These books are a sensation with young readers around the globe and we are thrilled to be teaming up with our broadcast partners to adapt these entertaining stories for the screen,” said Commiso.




Wish and 9 Story are also designing an interactive online programme to accompany the animated series. The online program will seek to sustain the Wibbly "bond" through such activities as creating a unique playground and building their own interactive stories.

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