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9 Story USA
FormerlyOut of the Blue Enterprises (1996-2018)
TypeSubsidiary
Industry
  • Animation
  • Preschool
Founded
  • 1996 (1996)
Founders
Headquarters
New York City, New York
Owner9 Story Media Group

9 Story USA (also known as Out of the Blue Enterprises) is an American children's television company based in New York City, founded by the co-creator of the Nickelodeon pre-school animated/live action series Blue's Clues (hence the company's name) Angela C. Santomero and fellow ex-Nick executive Samantha Freeman Alpert. The company serves as the producers (with DHX Media (now WildBrain)'s Decode Entertainment unit) of the CGI-animated children's television show Super Why! that airs on most PBS stations and on CBC Kids in Canada and Blue's Room which formerly aired on Nick Jr. Out of the Blue, along with WQED, Fred Rogers Productions, and 9 Story Media Group, also produces a flash-animated spin-off of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, entitled Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, which debuted on PBS Kids affiliates on September 3, 2012. It also produces Wishenpoof! and Creative Galaxy with Amazon Studios for Amazon Video. The company also owns the Colorforms brand, and has made a television show with Charlie's Colorforms City.

On January 12, 2018, 9 Story Media Group acquired Out of the Blue Enterprises. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary.[1]

Filmography

Show Creator(s) First aired Last aired Co-production Network Notes
Blue's Clues
(Original series)
Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, Angela C. Santomero September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08) May 10, 2004 (2004-05-10) Nickelodeon Animation Studio Nickelodeon [BC]
Blue's Room Traci Paige Johnson, Angela C. Santomero August 10, 2004 (2004-08-10) March 29, 2007 (2007-03-29) [BR]
Super Why! Angela C. Santomero September 3, 2007 (2007-09-03) May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12) Decode Entertainment PBS (U.S.), CBC Kids (Canada)
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03) present (present) WQED, Fred Rogers Productions, 9 Story Media Group PBS
Creative Galaxy April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19) June 4, 2019 (2019-06-04) Amazon Studios, 9 Story Media Group Amazon Video
Wishenpoof! August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14) May 9, 2019 (2019-05-09) DHX Media, Amazon Studios
Charlie's Colorforms City March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22) March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22) DHX Media, 9 Story Media Group, Netflix Netflix [CCC]
Blue's Clues & You! Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, Angela C. Santomero November 11, 2019 (2019-11-11) present Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Brown Bag Films, 9 Story Media Group Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. [BC&Y!]
BC Out of the Blue Enterprises was uncredited in the 1996 series of Blue's Clues.
BR The logo was introduced in Season 2.
CCC The logo was not seen, but it is shown on the copyright notice in the ending credits.
BC&Y! Out of the Blue Enterprises is uncredited in the Blue's Clues reboot show called Blue's Clues & You!.

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