Disney Channels US has acquired action-comedy series Ghostforce (pictured) from ZAG. The supernatural toon premieres today on Disney XD across the US and will later launch in Japan and India.
Created and produced by Jeremy Zag, Ghostforce (52 x 11 minutes) targets six to 10s and stars a team of preteens who must defend their city from ghoulish attacks. It first premiered in August on France’s TF1, and has since launched on Disney Channel in Germany and Israel.
A toy line for the CG-animated series from Playmates and ZAG Lab is due out in 2022.
Following the success of Miraculous, ZAG is focused on expanding its other proprietary brands. In addition to building the presence of Ghostforce, the company recently sold hybrid comedy-adventure series Power Players into China through agreements with Tencent and Mango TV.
In other House of Mouse news, The Walt Disney Company Latin America has acquired distribution rights to several horror-comedy movies from Mexico City’s Ánima Estudios.
La Leyenda de la Llorona (75 minutes), La Leyenda de las Momias (84 minutes), La Leyenda del Chupacabras (82 minutes) and La Leyenda del Charro Negro (85 minutes) all center around a preteen boy who communicates with ghosts and monsters, solves mysteries and saves the world from evil. Targeting eight- to 12-year-olds, the films will run regionally on Disney+, but launch dates weren’t available at press time.