9 Story Sends Dr. Panda Around the World


9 Story Distribution International has secured multiple global sales for the first season of the animated preschool series Dr. Panda, including one with Italy’s Cartoonito.

Other new broadcast deals include RTL Kids (the Netherlands, Luxembourg), YLE (Finland), TVNZ (New Zealand) and HITN (LatAm and Spanish-speaking U.S.). The series was also licensed to Roku in the U.S. and to the kids’ learning app Azoomee for the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Sweden, Malta and South Africa.

Developed for children ages 3 to 6, Dr. Panda is created and produced by Lin Yan with Giggle Garage (Origanimals, Kazoops, Cam and Leon) and Spider Eye (Jungle Junction, Thomas & Friends, The Happos Family). The series is written by Daan Velsink (Panic!, Snapshot, Bingo!) and Chris Parker (Peppa Pig, Shaun the Sheep) and directed by Patrick Chin and Wip Vernooij (Moshi Monsters, Wellie Wishers).

The series takes place in the world of Panda City, where every day Dr. Panda tries out a new job working together with his friends.

9 Story previously acquired worldwide distribution rights to Dr. Panda, excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and select rights within MENA in September 2018. The program is Dr. Panda’s first 3D series.