Toronto, Canada — September 20, 2011- (Virtual Press Office) — Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment have received a second season order from PBS KIDS GO!Â® in the U.S. and TVOntario in Canada for an addition 26 x 22’ episodes of the hit animated comedy adventure series Wild Krattsâ„¢. The series was created and developed by real life brothers and zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt, who star in the show as animated versions of themselves.
A co-production between The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment, Wild Kratts (40 x 22 minutes) is distributed in the US and Canada by Kratt Brothers Company, and internationally by 9 Story Entertainment.
Wild Kratts premiered in January 2011 on PBS KIDS GO! in the U.S., and TVOntario, Knowledge Network and Télé-Québec in Canada. It has also been sold to Discovery Kids Latin America, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (Middle East), NOGA (Israel), TV3 (Spain), SIC (Portugal) and Dublin Films (Ireland).
“An order for a second season from leading children’s broadcasters PBS KIDS GO! and TVOntario underscores the enthusiasm among both programmers and young viewers for this engaging animated series,” said Vince Commisso, President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment. “We are delighted to be producing new episodes for Wild Kratts’ ever-growing audience of loyal fans round the globe.”
“The reaction to the first season of Wild Kratts‘ has been fantastic,” said Chris Kratt of Kratt Brothers Company. “We’ve been so happy with how quickly the show has caught on, and are delighted to continue the adventure with 26 more fun-filled stories featuring animal characters from around the world!”
Wild Kratts features Chris and Martin Kratt on incredible expeditions to meet wild creatures from the far corners of the earth. Diving into the habitats of these unusual animals with the use of futuristic technology and Creature Powers Suits that allow the brothers to take their funny and exciting adventures to where they’ve never gone before.
Prior to Wild Kratts, Kratt Brothers Company created and produced two PBS children’s series, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and the Emmy Award-winning Zoboomafoo. Their third show, Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature for National Geographic Channel, is a primetime family wildlife adventure series that has been broadcast in more than 150 countries around the world.