Leading broadcasters in Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Ireland and Central European markets have picked up 4Kids Ent.’s animated action series Dinosaur King. Blending traditional and CG animation, the show is set to launch on YTV in Canada, Animax in Central and Eastern Europe, MNET in South Africa, Televisa in Mexico and RTE in Ireland. In addition, 4Kids has sold home video rights to Universal in France and Contender in the U.K.
Based on the internationally successful arcade and collectable card game from Sega, Dinosaur King chronicles the adventures of Max, Rex and Zoe (a.k.a. the ‘D Team’) as they race around the world to uncover secrets that bring dinosaurs back to life. They are able to transport themselves anywhere in the world in their quest to find all the dinosaur cards that have been lost by the time-traveling Dr. Z and his bumbling team of bad guys.
In the U.S., Dinosaur King airs Saturday mornings on 4Kids TV. The new licensors join a growing list of global broadcast partners that includes Mediaset in Italy, RTL2 in Germany and France 3 and Canal J in France. The second season of the series has been renewed by Jetix in Latin America, the U.K. and Scandinavia.