Zoonicorn to debut this August
Zoonicorn, the multiplatform animated preschool brand from Zoonicorn LLC and Toonz Media Group is on a roll with a host of streaming platforms across the world set to debut the CGI series this coming August. The 52×7’ series is completing production at Toonz and has already been picked up by NBCU’s kids OTT platform Peacock (USA) as well as Kidoodle (USA), Astro (Malaysia), Truecorp (Thailand), La Teletuya (Venezuela), and Viu (Hong Kong). Toonz Entertainment, the distribution wing of Toonz, has also signed consumer product and distribution sub-agent deals to represent the show in multiple territories across the world. Licensing agreements are expected to be announced shortly.
Toonz, which is also the worldwide distributor of Zoonicorn, has granted L&M representation to BRAND-WARD Services for UK and Ireland; Team Entertainment for Italy; Dynamic Brand for Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Peru; and Empire Multimedia for: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
“Toonz has now finalized the last footprint into the 360 degrees monetization of Zoonicorn with Media Distribution and Licensing and Merchandising representation deals with well-established partners such as Jean Philippe Randisi for bRAND-WARD and Maria Romanelli for Team Entertainment. With our North American partner All Art Licensing, headed by J’net Smith, we also attended Licensing Expo at Las Vegas this year, from where we got tremendous response,” said Bruno Zarka, President of Distribution and Feature Films Division at Toonz Media Group.
“It’s incredibly gratifying and rewarding to watch Zoonicorn make its debut on the world stage,” said Mark Lubratt, creator of the series. “We have been carefully nurturing and developing our brand for many years. With Toonz, we have found the ideal partner to support our vision and take it to the next level. We are so excited that kids everywhere will now get to experience the Zooniverse and discover our empowering message of optimism and resilience.”
The Zoonicorn CGI series features a Zooniverse of enchanting characters. A magical mix of zebra and unicorn, the Zoonicorns inhabit the dreams of young animals, taking them on amazing adventures to help learn important social-emotional skills. When the dream is over, the young animal wakes up feeling self-confident and with decision-making skills necessary to overcome whatever challenges they are facing. The Zoonicorns cleverly guide each dreamer through a whirlwind of fun-loving adventures, tackling obstacles, balancing emotions and discovering important life lessons along the way. At the heart of every solution is the one important truth—the power to solve any problem is inside of them. Click here to watch the trailer.
Multi Emmy Award-winner Mark Zaslove (Winnie the Pooh, Lazytown, Bob The Builder) serves as show runner and lead writer/editor for the series. The Zoonicorn creative team also includes Stephen Senders (Inspector Gadget, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Max & Ruby); Annie Girard (Donald Duck’s Three Caballeros, Club Penguin for Disney); and the multi-Emmy Award winning team of Dennis Haley & Marcy Brown (Kong, King of the Apes, Lego Friends, Dinosaur Train); The music of the show has been composed by Emmy Award winning composer Rich Dickerson.