Toronto, Canada -- 9 Story Entertainment and Scholastic announce the signing of a publishing deal for the hit animated children’s comedy series Almost Naked Animals. The deal was brokered by The Licensing Shop. Scholastic will publish comic readers, joke books, chapter books, e-books and digital interactive story books featuring the quirky characters and their funny escapades for the US, Canada and Mexico in English and Spanish. The English chapter book and joke book will launch January 2013 in the US and Canada.
Chosen as one of People Magazine’s top children’s shows to watch, Almost Naked Animals is a joyously irreverent animated comedy series, featuring an oddly lovable assortment of free-spirited animals in their underwear, who run a beach-front hotel like kids at a summer camp – doing their best to make each day more fun than the last. The series is based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones.
“We are thrilled to welcome these ‘almost naked animals’ to our list. 9 Story has created a brand that is chock full of humor, fun and friendship. It’s fantastic storytelling and sure to resonate with kids across multiple mediums,” said Gayley Avery, Director of Licensed Publishing, Scholastic Trade.
“Scholastic is a respected leader in publishing and distributing children’s books and we couldn’t be happier to be working with them to bring the adventures of these wonderfully colourful characters to young readers throughout North America,” said Vince Commisso, President and CEO 9 Story Entertainment.
Almost Naked Animals is seen in the U.S. on Cartoon Network and in Canada on YTV and VRAK, in addition to airing on leading international children’s channels around the world. Almost Naked Animals’ robust licensing program includes home entertainment, toys and apparel, an online super game, an e-commerce store in addition to social networking partnerships.
Source: 9 Story Entertainment