THE NINE DOG CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, produced by Earthworks Entertainment, will have its Christmas 2004 premiere on the Disney Channels in Germany, Italy and in all of Asia, with further international TV deals expected shortly and a deal for the U.S. market is in the works.
NINE DOG CHRISTMAS stars nine extraordinary stray dogs who overcome tremendous odds to help Santa bring the spirit of Christmas to children all over the world when the reindeer flu threatens to ground Santa's sleigh. James Earl Jones narrates the family musical adventure story.
Diane Woods-Branco, managing partner of the Nine Dog brand franchise rights holder, JRS Properties LLC, said, "We're delighted by the property's terrific reception by TV Networks all across the globe and we're extremely fortunate to have Warner Home Video, the largest video distributor in the world, handling the home video distribution for NINE DOG CHRISTMAS."
Earthworks president/ceo Peter Keefe, who produced as well as developed the property's marketing strategy, said, "The U.S. and global TV network response to our Nine Dog brand franchise is absolutely incredible everyone loves the Nine Dog characters and story. Our talented colleagues at the Indigo Group are doing a thoroughly splendid job of marketing this irresistibly charming property to the International TV community. We are now following on our initial Nine Dog brand success with the development and marketing of the NINE DOG NIGHT OF FRIGHT a fun, spooky Halloween sequel that can entertain all year long."
Earthworks Ent. (www.earthworksentertainment.com) creates, produces, markets and distributes high quality children's and family oriented entertainment properties. The company identifies entertainment properties that it believes have the greatest success potential in the global marketplace. It then develops and markets these properties in exchange for management, production and distribution fees and for a substantial percentage of the worldwide merchandise licensing profits.