9 Story Entertainment has just announced that their hit animated preschool series, Joe & Jack, has just been acquired by Germany’s ARD/SWR and will be debuting on its public children’s channel, KiKa. The 39 x 7 series was also recently licensed to Česká televise in the Czech Republic. 9 Story picked up worldwide distribution rights to the series a year ago as part of its acquisition of CCI’s Kids & Family library.
Joe & Jack focuses on a 4 year old boy named Joe and his best friend Jack, who is a cat. The two friends use their wild imaginations and innate creativity in order to fill their days with all sorts of adventures.
Produced by Ireland’s Dancing Girl Productions, Joe & Jack launched in 2012 on Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE. It has also been licensed to ABC (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Tiny Pop (UK), Canal + (France), RTP (Portugal), NPO’s kids channel Z@ppelin (Netherlands), YLE (Finland), EESTI (Estonia), RTVS (Slovenia), TéléQuebec (French Canada), Knowledge Network (Canada), HOP (Israel), Discovery Familia (US Hispanic) and Disney Junior (Latin America).