Portfolio Entertainment Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1991; 33 years ago (1991)
FounderLisa Olfman
Joy Rosen
23 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Key people
Lisa Olfman (CEO)
Sonya Roberts (director)
Parent9 Story Media Group (2024-present)[2]
DivisionsPortfolio Animation

Portfolio Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian television production and film distribution company owned by 9 Story Media Group.[3] It was founded in 1991 by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen with a focus on children's programming, later expanding into primetime and movie production.[4] The company distributes television programming internationally to more than 90 countries,[5][6] with about four-fifths of its catalogue being in-house productions.[7]

Since February 5, 2024, 9 Story has owned Portfolio Entertainment. Portfolio CEO Lisa Olfman became an executive producer at 9 Story, where she will report to Vince Commisso (CEO and president of 9 Story).[8]


Television shows and films

Title Years Notes
Groundling Marsh 1994–1997 YTV, Disney Channel, PTV, J.A. Delmage Productions, Lyrick Studios and Groundling Marsh Productions
Adventures with Kanga Roddy 1998 International distributor
Toad Patrol 1999–2002 International distributor
The Living Century 2000–2003 PBS
Animal Miracles 2001–03 International distributor
Cyberchase 2002–2017 International distributor; produced by Thirteen New York and Nelvana
RoboRoach 2002–2004 Helix Animation
Igloo Gloo 2002-2006 Zone-3
Bump! 2004–2013 International distributor
Carl² 2005–2011 PiP Animation Services
Heads Up! 2005–2008 International distributor
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! 2010–2018 Collingwood & Co., Random House Children's Entertainment, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, KQED, Treehouse TV, Kids' CBC and PBS Kids
You Gotta Eat Here! 2012–2017 International distributor
Doki 2013–2019 Discovery Kids
Freaktown 2016 PiP Animation Services
Bravest Warriors 2017–2018 Animation production; season 4 only
Hero Elementary 2020–2022 Twin Cities PBS and PBS Kids
Doomsday Brothers 2020–2021 Niveau 12 Media, Tubi, Corus Entertainment

Transitioned to 9 Story and Brown Bag Films

Title Years Notes
Breaking Bear TBA Co-production with Cartel Entertainment, To The Stars, and Tubi[9]


  1. ^ "Portfolio Entertainment". Portfolio Entertainment. April 5, 2024. Retrieved April 6, 2024.
  2. ^ Layton, Mark (2024-02-05). "9 Story Media acquires Toronto-based producer & distributor Portfolio Entertainment". TBI Vision. Retrieved 2024-03-10.
  3. ^ "Portfolio Entertainment". Portfolioentertainment.com. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  4. ^ Joy Rosen (2002-09-30). "Switching gears to succeed » Playback". Playbackonline.ca. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  5. ^ Susanne Baillie || December 10, 2003 (2003-12-10). "Secrets of an entertainment exporter". PROFITguide.com. Retrieved 2014-07-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ EDC webmaster (2004-06-20). "Export Development Canada (EDC) - ExportWise (Spring 2004) - From Roaches to Riches". Archived from the original on June 20, 2004. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  7. ^ "WorldScreen.com - TV Kids - Articles". www.worldscreen.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  8. ^ "9 Story Media Group Acquires Portfolio Entertainment's Library, Production Slate, and Development Projects". Portfolio Entertainment. April 2, 2024. Retrieved April 6, 2024.
  9. ^ Schwarz, John (August 16, 2022). "Tubi Gets Adult Animated Series Breaking Bear". Bubbleblabber. Retrieved April 6, 2024.