In a raft of new broadcasting deals, Paris-based PGS Entertainment has bolstered free-TV carriage across Europe for Zag and Method Animation’s CGI series Zak Storm.
The 39 x 26-minute action/adventure toon has been snapped up by Pop (UK), Super RTL (Germany), DeAgostini (Italy), RTVE (Spain), Canal Panda (Spain), VTM KZoom (FL Belgium), OufTivi/RTBF (FR Belgium), RTS (FR Switzerland), RTL Telekids (Netherlands), SIC (Portugal) and Plus Plus (Ukraine).
Created by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Ben 10), commissioned by French channel Gulli and distributed by PGS, Zak Storm follows the story of an everyday kid who becomes captain of a ship of misfits after being swept into the Bermuda Triangle. In his new life, Zak must learn to master a magical, talking sword in order to gain super powers and leadership abilities on the long journey home.
Aimed at kids ages six to 11, the series is produced by Zagtoon (Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir), Method (The Little Prince), South Korea’s SamG Animation and Indonesia’s MNC Animation.
Elsewhere, Zak Storm has been sold to Netflix, TVNZ Kidzone (New Zealand), Amazon (India), DHX TV/Family Channel (Canada), TVA (French Canada), Discovery (India), Zoom TV (Israel) and Spacetoon (Middle East).
For licensing and merchandising, global master toy partner Bandai America plans to launch a robust integrated toy range comprised of action figures, vehicles, and interactive role play and action sets.