Zag, Method Animation and Planeta Junior join forces for five new animated series

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

February 16th 2017 at 9:37AM
UPDATED February 16th 2017 at 12:03PM
Zag, Method Animation and Planeta Junior join forces for five new animated series

The new series will join Miraculous Ladybug on the Zag Heroez label.

Zag, MethodAnimation and Planeta Junior have joined forces for a new co-production deal on the development of five major animated series' on the ZagHeroez label. Following the global success of Miraculous Ladybug - Tales of Cat Noir, the new series have promised to bring "empowerment, action-packed adventures and excitement to new audiences."

The first collaboration will come in the form of Power Players - a hybrid animated series about a team of secret heroes formed by a little boy and his toys. Next up is Pixigirl, an animated series about a super-heroine with the supernatural powers of Mother Nature, battling the tyrannical rule of evil witches in New York.

Planeta Junior will manage the licensing programs of the Zag Heroez properties, including Zak Storm in all Planeta Junior territories. Planeta Junior has also extended the partnership in consumer products with ZAG in Southern, Center and Eastern Europe, due in large part to the success of Miraculous Ladybug.

“We are very honoured and proud to announce this new partnership with Planeta Junior, and fortunate to be joining forces as we enter our next chapter with the Zag Heroez label, focused on delivering a powerful slate of kids’entertainment franchises,” said Aton Soumache, CEO of Method Animation.

"Jeremy and I are excited to extend our momentum through this partnership with Planeta Junior, which brings the highest level of expertise to the distribution process and brand management in Southern Europe. Planeta Junior is the best home in these territories to expand licensing and merchandising revenue, and promote our brands, following the first success we accomplished with Miraculous.

“Thanks to recent enhancements to our Zag Heroez label, we're now able to make a childhood dream come true: create a brand new universe full of fantastic superheroes for kids across the world to grow up with and dream of. This strong partnership with Planeta Junior will help us promote this dream for children around the globe”, added Jeremy Zag, CEO of ZAG.

“We are very excited to join this long-term partnership with Jeremy and Aton as Zag Heroez label is one of the most powerful slate for children programming in the animation market. We share with Zagtoon and Method Animation the enthusiasm for content for the new kids generation and we are proud to bring this amazing universe to children all over the world,” commented Ignacio Segura, general manager of Planeta Junior.