Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir creator ZAG, Method Animation and leading European kids’ entertainment company Planeta Junior (part of Planeta & DeAgostini Group) have formed a new co-production alliance to develop five animated TV series under the “Zag Heroez” label.
“Thanks to recent enhancements to our ‘Zag Heroez’ label, we’re now able to make childhood dreams come true: by creating a brand new universe, full of fantastic modern-day superheroes, for today’s generation of kids to grow up with … and to dream about,” said ZAG’s CEO, Jeremy Zag. “This strong partnership with Planeta Junior will help us promote this ambition for children around the globe.”
The partnership will kicks off with two large-scale projects: Power Players, an innovative hybrid animated series about a team of secret heroes formed by a boy and his toys; and Pixigirl, an adventurous and fun-packed animated series about a super-heroine with the powers of Mother Nature, battling the tyrannical rule of evil witches in New York.
“We are very honored and proud to announce this new partnership with Planeta Junior, and are fortunate to be joining forces as we enter our next chapter with the ‘Zag Heroez’ label, focused on delivering a powerful slate of kids’ entertainment franchises,” said Aton Soumache, CEO of Method Animation. “Jeremy and I are excited to extend our momentum through this partnership with Planeta, which brings the highest level of expertise to the TV distribution process and brand management in Southern Europe. Planeta Junior is the best home in these territories to expand licensing & merchandising, and promote our brands, following the first success we accomplished with Miraculous.”
Planeta Junior will manage the licensing program for the Zag Heroez properties, including Zak Storm, in all Planeta Junior territories. With the new partnership and established success of Miraculous licensing efforts in its territories, Planeta Junior has extended the partnership in Consumer Products with ZAG in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.
“We are very excited to join this long-term partnership with Jeremy and Aton as the ‘Zag Heroez’ label is one of the most powerful slates for children’s programming in the animation market. We share with ZAG and Method Animation the enthusiasm for contemporary, multi-platform content for today’s modern kid. We are proud to bring this amazing universe to children all over the world,” added Ignacio Segura, General Manager of Planeta Junior.