Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids announces today that it has appointed Biplano as licensing agent in Italy & Spain alongside Sagoo for France for its new pre-school series Lilybuds ahead of its launch in France this Spring on France 5.
The series follows the adventures of a playful community of tiny magical gardeners known as Lilybuds. This fraternity of funny friends, each with a big personality, are united in purpose to tend to the extraordinary garden where they live while caring for all the animal creatures that live nearby.
The 52 x 11’ series is produced by Zodiak Kids Studios and is a co-production between France Télévisions and Discovery Kids LatAm, who will launch the series later this year. Lagardère has picked up pay TV rights for Tiji. The series has been pre-sold to DeAgostini Editore in Italy for its DeAJunior channel. The executive producer is Zodiak Kids Studios Creative Director Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier (Rugrats, Poppy Cat, The Mr. Men Show) is the head writer.
Claire Shaw, VP of Licensing, Zodiak Kids said:
“We’re delighted to have brought on board Biplano and Sagoo as our Agents to manage Lilybuds licensing across France, Italy and Spain. We look forward to launching our Consumer products programme from Spring 2019.”
Jordi Rey, CEO Biplano said:
“We are very happy to team up again, together with Sagoo, with Zodiak Kids on Lilybuds. We truly believe that Lilybuds matches a great demand within our markets and it will allow us to build a complete licensing program, starting in France. We thank Zodiak for having this new opportunity to co-operate with one of their productions.”
Laurent Taieb, Sagoo said: “Sagoo is really excited to be able to be working on Lilybuds, we have a great property that is in trend with our world needs and that will be aired by two major French broadcasters. We are proud to be a part of the Zodiak Family on Lilybuds.”
Zodiak Kids own worldwide distribution and licensing rights to Lilybuds.