Moscow’s Riki Group has inked a co-production and distribution agreement with French distributor APC Kids for animated series Ricky the Dinosaur.
APC Kids, the children’s entertainment arm of boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content (APC), holds the exclusive international distribution rights to the 52 x 5.5-minute series in all territories except Russia and China, and is looking to close presales with additional broadcast partners.
Ricky the Dinosaur is an original comedy series with script editing from Belly Up Productions (Zack & Quack and Floogals).
Riki Group is best-known for its flagship Riki kids universe—featuring BabyRiki, KikoRiki and PinCode. The company became a minority shareholder in Hong Kong-based producer/distributor FUN Union in February 2017, focusing on the brand’s growth in China. BabyRiki has now attracted more than 400 million views on Chinese digital platforms Tencent Video, iQiyi, Youku, Mangto TV and Beva.