GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zag, Method and leading European children's entertainment company Planeta Junior (Planeta & DeAgostini Group) have joined forces in a brand-new co-production alliance on the development of five upcoming major animated TV series under the "Zag Heroez" label. After the huge success of the phenomenon Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir", these new premium animated shows will bring empowerment, action-packed adventures and excitement to new audiences.
This new collaboration starts with two "Zag Heroez" large-scale animated series: Power Players, an innovative hybrid animated series about a new team of secret heroes formed by a little boy and his toys, and Pixigirl, an adventurous and fun-packed animated series about a super-heroine with the supernatural powers of Mother Nature, battling the tyrannical rule of evil witches in New York.
Planeta Junior will manage as well the licensing programs of the "Zag Heroez" properties, including Zak Storm in all Planeta Junior territories. Thanks to this new partnership and the success of Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir licensing programs all over its territories, Planeta Junior has extended the partnership in Consumer Products with ZAG in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.
"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".
"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. This strong partnership with Planeta Junior will help us promote this ambition for children around the globe," said Jeremy Zag, CEO of ZAG.
"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," said Ignacio Segura, General Manager of Planeta Junior.
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