Preschool series about magical creatures that take kids on adventures while they dream helps them learn important social-emotional and problem-solving skills.
Toonz Media Group is launching the multiplatform 52x7’ CGI animated series and preschool brand, Zoonicorn on worldwide streaming platforms next month, including NBCU’s kids OTT platform Peacock (USA), Kidoodle (USA), Astro (Malaysia), Truecorp (Thailand), La Teletuya (Venezuela), and Viu (Hong Kong). Toonz Entertainment has also secured consumer product and distribution sub-agent deals for the show in multiple territories, with licensing agreements expected to be announced soon.
As the worldwide distributor of Zoonicorn, Toonz has granted L&M representation to BRAND-WARD Services for UK and Ireland; Team Entertainment for Italy; Dynamic Brand for Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru; and Empire Multimedia for Indonesia; Philippines; Singapore; Malaysia; Thailand; Vietnam; China; Taiwan; and Hong Kong.
“Toonz has now finalized the last footprint into the 360 degrees monetization of Zoonicorn with Media Distribution, and Licensing and Merchandising representation deals with well-established partners such as Jean Philippe Randisi for BRAND-WARD and Maria Romanelli for Team Entertainment,” said Bruno Zarka, President of Distribution and Feature Films Division at Toonz Media Group. “With our North American partner All Art Licensing, headed by J’net Smith, we also attended Licensing Expo at Las Vegas this year, from where we got tremendous response.”
“It’s incredibly gratifying and rewarding to watch Zoonicorn make its debut on the world stage,” said series creator Mark Lubratt. “We have been carefully nurturing and developing our brand for many years. With Toonz, we have found the ideal partner to support our vision and take it to the next level. We are so excited that kids everywhere will now get to experience the Zooniverse and discover our empowering message of optimism and resilience.”
The Zoonicorn CGI series features a Zooniverse of enchanting characters. A magical mix of zebra and unicorn, the Zoonicorns inhabit the dreams of young animals, taking them on amazing adventures to help them learn important social-emotional skills. When the dream is over, the young animal wakes up feeling self-confident and with the decision-making skills necessary to overcome whatever challenges they face. The Zoonicorns cleverly guide each dreamer through a whirlwind of fun-loving adventures, tackling obstacles, balancing emotions, and discovering important life lessons. At the heart of every solution is the one important truth—the power to solve any problem is inside them.
Emmy Award-winner Mark Zaslove (Winnie the Pooh, Lazytown, Bob the Builder) is the showrunner and lead writer/editor for the series. Stephen Senders (Inspector Gadget, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Max & Ruby), Annie Girard (Donald Duck’s Three Caballeros, Club Penguin for Disney), and Emmy Award-winners Dennis Haley & Marcy Brown (Kong, King of the Apes, Lego Friends, Dinosaur Train) make up the show’s creative team. The music is composed by Emmy Award-winning composer Rich Dickerson.
Source: Toonz Media Group