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9 Story acquires Out of the Blue Enterprises

Company will become wholly owned subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group.

9 Story Media Group has acquired children’s media company Out of the Blue Enterprises.

Founded in 2005 by Blue’s Clues co-creator Angela Santomero and former Nickelodeon executive Samantha Freeman, Out of the Blue is best known for the Emmy-nominated literacy series Super WHY, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and the interactive art adventure programme Creative Galaxy for Amazon Studios.

Out of the Blue also owns the legacy toy brand Colorforms, named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Greatest Toys of All Time, and the company is in production on a new animated series based on the classic brand.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Out of the Blue, which is based in New York City, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group, with md Samantha Freeman staying on to lead the company and co-founder Angela Santomero continuing to serve as creator and executive producer.

Vince Commisso, president and ceo of 9 Story Media Group, said: “Out of the Blue has a proven track record in developing unique and beloved brands for a preschool audience.

“Joining forces broadens our development capabilities, increases our consumer products reach and extends our presence in the US.

“We look forward to working with the entire Out of the Blue team and are absolutely thrilled to welcome them into the 9 Story Media Group family.”

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