9 Story Media has licensed Nature Cat to DHX Television, with the animated series set to air on DHX’s Family CHRGD channel in Canada this summer.
The 40 x 22-minute series is produced by Illinois-based Spiffy Pictures, which co-produces the series alongside PBS TV station WTTW Chicago. Nature Cat premiered on PBS KIDS in the US last November.
Spiffy previously appointed 9 Story to handle international distribution and consumer products rights outside of the US, where HiHat Media is handling all brand licensing activities.
Nature Cattells the story of an adventurous house cat keen to explore the outside world. The titular character is voiced by Saturday Night Live cast regular Taran Killam, and the series features other SNL cast members including Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Parnell and Kenan Thompson, as well as actress Kate Micucci.
DHX’s Family CHRGD channel was previously known as Family XTRM (and before that Disney XD), before the company rebranded its Family channels in August 2015. Other series set to air on CHRGD this year include Airmageddon (24 x 22 minutes), a drone competition series commissioned by the UK’s CBBC and produced by DHX Media.