Following a successful debut at the end of 2019, Entertainment One’s international animated hit, Ricky Zoom has landed a second series, slated to air as soon as November this year.
Ricky Zoom raced to success and achieved ‘outstanding ratings’ in multiple markets and across several platforms. It is currently a top five pre-school show with boys on Nickelodeon in the US, number one on Nick Jr. commercial kids’ channel in the UK, and the number one show on Clan in Spain.
Ricky Zoom’s appeal also resonates in China where the series has garnered more than 425 million views on streaming platform, YouKu.
The property’s first app, Welcome to Wheelford has been downloaded more than 4 million times globally since its release in August 2019.
“We are so proud of Ricky Zoom and its success to date. It is premium original content produced by the very best talent and our strong roster of international broadcasters has super-charged the series to a high level of awareness around the world,” said eOne’s Olivier Dumont, President, Family & Brands.
“We are very excited for the potential to explore even more ground in the second season. There are so many more stories to tell that will deepen the connection between the characters and our audience and we look forward to bringing them all-new adventures.”
Entertainment One is now readying the launch of the first wave of consumer products in key territories which will be led by the launch of Ricky Zoom toys from global master toy partner TOMY, including six key products across a variety of price points.
The collection will roll out in multiple territories this spring. The toy launch will be followed by a limited range of secondary category product launches to meet consumer demand in 2020, including publishing, puzzles and games, arts and crafts, apparel and accessories with additional secondary launches planned throughout 2021.