Scholastic Entertainment Names 9 Story Distribution International as Global Distributor for NEW Clifford The Big Red DogĀ® Series


Scholastic Entertainment Names 9 Story Distribution International as Global Distributor for the ALL-NEW Clifford The Big Red Dog® Series
Rebooted Series Makes its International Debut at MIPCOM and will be Available to Global Markets Starting January 2020; Debuts Fall 2019 in the U.S. on Amazon Prime Video and PBS KIDS


9 Story Distribution International, MIPCOM, Stand #R7.E75, October 15-18


New York, NY, October 9, 2018 Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of Scholastic, has named 9 Story Distribution International as the global distributor for Clifford The Big Red Dog®, the upcoming relaunch of its beloved, Emmy-winning animated preschool series. Based on the best-selling children’s book series by Norman Bridwell, and published by Scholastic featuring the iconic larger-than-life dog and his best friend Emily Elizabeth, the show, to be produced by Scholastic Entertainment, will make its debut among the international broadcast community at MIPCOM (9 Story, Stand #R7.E75) in Cannes, from October 15–18, 2018. The first 13 episodes of the new Clifford The Big Red Dog series will be available to air outside the U.S. beginning January 2020. In the U.S., the series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video and PBS KIDS in fall 2019.

“We’re excited to be working with 9 Story to bring the reimagined animated Clifford The Big Red Dog series to viewers around the world,” said Caitlin Friedman, co-executive producer and VP & General Manager of Scholastic Entertainment. “Clifford is all about friendship, love and kindness, delivering positive messages to preschoolers and their families in every episode. We are delighted to reintroduce the brand, its central characters and prosocial themes to a whole new generation of fans.”

Clifford the Big Red Dog has been an international favorite for years and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Scholastic Entertainment on international distribution of the series,” said Natalie Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer for 9 Story. “The rebooted series is a wonderful update to the original show and we’re excited to help bring the new series to broadcasters across the globe.”

The NEW Clifford The Big Red Dog will feature 39 x 22-minute episodes and showcase new adventures, new characters, and fresh and colorful locations on Birdwell Island as well as a new art style and an original song in every episode. And for the first time, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth will speak to each other! Emily Elizabeth has been realized as a stronger and more independent female character to inspire today’s girls. With Clifford-sized humor and a curriculum focused on imaginative play, early literacy, and social-emotional skills, the series will engage young viewers as it helps reinforce important developmental concepts. Clifford The Big Red Dog is produced by Scholastic Entertainment. 100 Chickens and 9 Story/Brown Bag Films are on board to help bring this great big series to life.

A hit with kids and families everywhere, the original Clifford The Big Red Dog series was a BIG international success. The show was sold into more than 100 territories, airing for five to ten years in many markets. Today there are more than 133 million Clifford books in print in 16 different languages.

About 9 Story Media Group

Dublin-based 9 Story Distribution is the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer, and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Barney, and Garfield and Friends, 9 Story Distribution International represents over 3.500 half hours of animated and live-action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin, and Manchester, the 9 Story Media Group of companies employ over 600 creative and corporate staff.

About Scholastic Entertainment
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of Scholastic, brings quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms to audiences across the globe. Among its award-winning productions are the animated series Clifford The Big Red Dog®, The Magic School Bus® and The Magic School Bus®: Rides Again as well as the Goosebumps® film franchise and live-action series. With several feature films and both live-action and animated series in development, Scholastic Entertainment continues to build celebrated children’s brands worldwide.


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