9 Story Adds Garfield Series to Catalogue


TORONTO: 9 Story Media Group has snapped up the global rights for Garfield and Friends, a comic-based animated series from Mendelson/Paws Productions.

The agreement includes the full Garfield and Friends library, which comprises seven seasons totaling 121 half-hour episodes, as well as 12 specials and a pair of direct-to-video titles. 9 Story acquired the exclusive worldwide rights across all languages and platforms. The company plans to remaster the classic content to a high-definition format.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Garfield and Friends join the growing 9 Story library,” said Natalie Osborne, 9 Story’s chief strategy officer. “Garfield is one of the most beloved and iconic characters of all time, and the classic television series will continue to delight audiences for generations to come.”

Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip, added: “This is the first time we’ve awarded the rights to a single distribution partner who will handle all markets and all platforms. We’re very excited to see how the library performs, particularly given the opportunities in digital. We are sure the classic TV library is in good hands with 9 Story.”