Paris-based producer-distributor Cyber Group Studios has signed a multi-year, worldwide master toy agreement with toy and consumer products leader JAKKS Pacific for the upcoming animated preschool series Gigantosaurus. The deal will see JAKKS design, produce and bring to market a full range of inspired by the series, including preschool toys, figures, vehicles, playsets, outdoor seasonal items, indoor furniture, Halloween costumes and accessories. The first toys and new books from Templar will hit retail in Fall 2019.
“It’s a pleasure to see all of the Gigantosaurus characters come to life and to have the opportunity to collaborate on a major toy line with a dynamic company such as JAKKS Pacific,” commented Cyber Group Studios chairman & CEO, Pierre Sissmann.
Gigantosaurus (52 x 11’) is based on the bestselling book by Jonny Duddle (published by Templar). The CG-animated action/comedy series takes preschoolers along on the adventures of four young dinosaur friends as they explore their prehistoric world. Together, inquisitive Mazu, playful Tiny, timid Bill and courageous Rocky will also seek to discover the secrets of the elusive Gigantosaurus — the biggest, fiercest dinosaur of all.
“We are thrilled to be named master toy licensee for Gigantosaurus,” said Tara Hefter, Senior Vice President, Global Licensing, JAKKS Pacific. “Gigantosaurus is an adorable series based on a beloved bestselling book and we look forward to bringing these loveable dinosaurs to life in a whole new way.”
The series will launch on Disney Junior worldwide (excluding India and Taiwan) in early 2019, and then will roll out across major broadcast networks including France Televisions and Super RTL (Germany).