Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids has sold its new animated preschool series Lilybuds (52 x 11’) to Sony Pictures Television Networks in the UK, where the show will debut later this year on pre-k channel Tiny Pop. The series is produced by Zodiak Kids Studio France for Discovery Kids Latin America, with the participation of France Télévisions — both broadcasters launched the series this summer.
The colorful kiddies series follows the adventures of a playful community of tiny, magical gardeners known as “Lilybuds.” While each has their own big personality, the group of funny friends are united in their mission to tend to the extraordinary garden where they live, while caring for the animal creatures that live nearby.
The Lilybuds creative team behind includes Zodiak Kids Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Eryk Casemiro as executive producer, and head writer Kate Boutilier (Rugrats, Poppy Cat, The Mr. Men Show).
International broadcasters already on board for the series include: Tiji (France), Discovery MENA (Middle East), Canal Panda (Portugal), DeA Junior (Italy), RTS (French-speaking Switzerland) and Knowledge (Canada). Additionally, Zodiak Kids recently appointed European licensing partners Biplano as the licensing agent in Italy, Spain and Portugal, alongside Sagoo for France.
Zodiak Kids owns worldwide distribution and licensing rights, and will be showcasing Lilybuds at MIPCOM stand C20.A and at BLE stand B35.