9 Story Entertainment and Scholastic have signed a publishing deal for the children’s comedy series “Almost Naked Animals,” in a deal brokered by The Licensing Shop.
Scholastic plans to publish comic readers, joke books, chapter books, e-books and digital interactive storybooks for the U.S., Canada and Mexico in both English and Spanish.
An English-language chapter book and joke book will be the first products to launch later this month in the U.S. and Canada.
“9 Story has created a brand that is chock full of humor, fun and friendship. It’s fantastic storytelling and sure to resonate with kids across multiple mediums,” says Gayley Avery, director of licensed publishing, Scholastic Trade.
Scholastic joins an already robust Almost Naked Animals licensing program that includes home entertainment, toys, apparel and an online game.
The animated series features an assortment of free-spirited animals in their underwear that run a beachfront hotel. “Almost Naked Animals” airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on YTV and VRAK in Canada.