Toronto, Canada — September 1, 2011 — Vince Commisso, co-founder and CEO of 9 Story Entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of international distribution of the animated series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.Â Â The new preschool series, inspired by a beloved character from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, one of the longest running children’s programs in the U.S, will offer engaging storylines modeling the core skills that form the foundation of early childhood development and school readiness.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was developed by the acclaimed Fred Rogers Company, producers of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises.Â The Executive Producers of the series are Kevin Morrison for The Fred Rogers Company; Angela C. Santomero, cofounder of Out of the Blue and the creative force behind the hit series’ Blue’s Clues and Super WHY; and 9 Story’s Vince Commisso.Â 9 Story will also be bringing its award-winning animation capabilities to the production.
The series is set to launch in fall 2012 on-air on PBS KIDS in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood brings together some of today’s leading creators of children’s programming and educational technology, and we’re very excited to be bringing this fresh and innovative series to audiences around the world,” said Vince Commisso.
“Generations of children in North America have grown up with Mister Rogers as a trusted friend and guide,” said The Fred Rogers Company’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Morrison.Â “We’re delighted to be able to extend his legacy to a new generation through the creative talents of Angela Santomero, Vince Commisso and the team at 9 Story.”