Banijay Group's Zodiak Kids has announced the appointment of Biplano as licensing agent for pre-school brand Lilybuds in Italy and Spain, while Sagoo will handle licensing duties in France, ahead of the animated series' launch 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.
“We’re delighted to have brought on board Biplano and Sagoo as our Agents to manage Lilybuds licensing across France, Italy and Spain," said Claire Shaw, VP of licensing at Zodiak Kids. "We look forward to launching our Consumer products programme from Spring 2019.”
Jordi Rey, CEO at Biplano added: "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.”
“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,” concluded Laurent Taieb at Sagoo.