Pocoyo

Zinkia acquires Canary Island animation studio

The Pocoyo producer now owns KOYI Talent's three series in the works and a studio in the Canary Islands.
December 3, 2021

Spanish prodco Zinkia has acquired full ownership of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-based animation studio KOYI Talent, which produces proprietary content and does service work using the tax incentives available in the Canary Islands.

This deal adds three IPs to Zinkia’s catalogue, and also includes an option to pick up a fourth. Among these new assets is Bumpy: The Bear (52 x seven minutes), which will begin production next spring for Spanish pubcaster TVE and an unnamed US company; and Ghost Bros., a series for six to eights created by Yellow Kingdom and WeDoo Studio. The purchase option is for Bugsted, which is currently in script development as a feature film.

Founded in 2002, Zinkia is best known for producing animated preschool series Pocoyo (pictured, 184 x seven minutes), which premiered in 2005 and was recently added to Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito preschool block. In 2022, Zinkia will deliver a fifth season of Pocoyo and launch a new show at Kidscreen Summit in February.

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Alexandra Whyte is Kidscreen's News & Social Media Editor. Contact her at awhyte@brunico.com

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