INK Group details Licensing Expo plans

INK Group has detailed its plans for Las Vegas Licensing Expo in May, including a big push for animated series Zafari.

Zafari is the creation of animator David Dozoretz and tells the story of a group of friends who inhabit a land where all the resident animals have been magically born with an amalgamation of varying skins, patterns and characteristics, making each individual truly unique.    

NCUNI Dreamworks is the distributor for Media Rights and a large host of broadcasters that have brought the Zafari franchise to territories across Latin America, Asia and Europe. The brand has also partnered with WWF, with each episode presenting video aimed at educating youngsters about wildlife.

Masha and the Bear will also make an appearance at the expo. is the global heavyweight that is now broadcast in almost every country in the world – via both pay and free-to-air channels. The recently launched season three has already been snapped up by channels in the UK, Italy, Turkey, MENA, France, Germany, Nordics, Asia, Greece and elsewhere.

INK Group also represents licensing for Beat Bugs – a Netflix original series for kids – thanks to the multi-territory partnership deal with Centa IP, which spans merchandising, publishing, promotions and events.    

INK will also be introducing Moonzy, a new Russian animation that introduces young audiences to a little alien who falls to earth and finds a new home amongst the lovable inhabitants of a forest meadow.

Media sales for Moonzy have already been achieved in the USA with Janson Media for Amazon Prime and HappyKids OTT channel, but also – amongst others – in Israel with HOP and in Turkey with Planet Sony. Both shows are available on TV and VoD across the world – except Russia and China. 

Elsewhere, the firm will also be promoting its new Mojicons franchise.

"This Vegas promises to be even busier than usual for INK," commented Claus Tømming, managing partner at INK Group

"Masha is one of the biggest franchises at the moment and series three is already making waves, ZAFARI is already creating a massive buzz in the industry, so we have strong expectations for this unique and innovative show. And of course we have other very original and engaging shows to present from our impressive portfolio – all of them exemplifying INK’s vision of building major brands on the great storytelling that makes our shows stand out.”   

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