Mip 19: Zodiak to debut four new shows

Newly acquired additions to its kids’ slate include two proven winners from Canada, a YouTube series from toymaker IMC Toys and a pre-school series about magic costumes

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 09.10.2019 | Watch

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Zodiak Kids is heading to next week’s Mipcom with four newly acquired series. The Banijay Group company will showcase Super Agent Jon Le Bon!, Babyatrice, Cry Babies Magic Tears and Percy’s Tiger Tales.

Delphine Dumont, SVP Sales, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Zodiak Kids says: “The new titles are such a great addition to our slate for Mipcom. We have two proven successes from Canada: Super Agent Jon le Bon which is a super fun-filled action comedy for a six-plus audience and the hilarious and irreverent comedy Babyatrice for an older audience.

“Cry Babies boasts great production quality and with huge linear appeal, highlighting the transferability of YouTube shows. As for Percy’s Tiger Tales, it is a beautiful series both graphically and through its values inspiring kids to overcome their difficulties through play.”

Based on popular comic books, Super Agent Jon Le Bon! is an award-winning series of 49 x 90’’ animation shorts based on a series of popular comic books. Aimed at kids aged six-plus, each episode sees Super Agent Jon Le Bon embark on a crazy adventure with his agency to save the world in 90 seconds. A full 39 x 7’ series is currently in production to be delivered at the end of next year.

Family-friendly Babyatrice (Series 1: 18 x 5’/ 4 x 22’ Series 2: 19 x 5’ /4 x 22’) is also making its debut at Mipcom. It follows the contemplations of a very outspoken, four-and-a-half-year-old girl, and has two series, with a third 20 x 4’/ 4 x 30’ series commissioned for 2020.

In upper pre-school, Zodiak Kids has taken on the rights to all four series of Cry Babies Magic Tears. Series one and two are available now with the third series (36 x 5’) coming late next year. The fourth (26 x 5’) is in production and set for delivery in 2022. Produced for YouTube by IMC Toys, which also manufactures a range of accompanying dolls and playsets, in the world of Cry Babies Magic Tears, cute babies with big personalities explore an imaginative world where tears are magical and carry special power.

Percy’s Tiger Tales is a 52 x 11’ animated series aimed at pre-schoolers, with four additional 26’ specials are currently in production. When Percy and his friends put on a disguise and get into character, anything suddenly becomes possible: inhibitions disappear, and every problem gets a miracle answer.

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