INK Global announces that appointment of Hijinx as master toy licensee for new animated kids’ series Zafari. A wild array of plush, figurines, collectibles, creative and role play items are being planned, with Hijinx acting as exclusive global manufacturer (excluding China, MENA and Japan) and distributing the line across North America, Australia, New Zealand and UK.
The CG-animated series is created by VFX veteran David Dozoretz, and centers on a group of friends inhabiting a unique land where all the animals are magically born with a variety of skins, patterns and characteristics, making each individual truly unique.
Zafari has pre-sold to a number of broadcasters, including France TV, Lagardere TIJI, SRC Radio Canada and SpaceToon. NBCUniversal has acquired global distribution rights, and the first season is set to premiere across France and MENA in November.
“Zafari speaks to the hearts and imagination of the whole industry, who have embraced the vision the project is built on– it has such an incredible pedigree through David Dozoretz and the underlying theme of celebrating differences has never been more relevant,”said INK Global Director Claus Tømming. “There will be huge demand for toys when it hits the screen and we’re confident Hijinx will do a fantastic job in bringing the essence of the story to life with an innovative and unique range of Zafari toys that children will adore.”