The independent animation studio ZAG has signed multiple deals to bring the first two seasons of its 3D CGI animated-meets-live-action hybrid TV series, Power Players to SVOD and broadcast partners around the world.
ZAG has signed a non-exclusive global SVOD deal with Netflix that saw the series launch on the platform on March 5, 2020, while broadcast deals with Channel 9 in Australia, family/kids’ channel PlusPlus in Ukraine, Karusel in Russia, and Teletoon in Canada.
The new partners join a line-up of broadcast, cable and satellite TV partners including Cartoon Network US, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, France’s France Télévisions, Germany’s WDR, Brazil’s Gloob, and Discovery Latin America.
Power Players follows the adventures of Axel, a boy who transforms into a living action figure, and his unlikely team of toy heroes as they embark on the biggest “small” adventures a kid could ever imagine. Together with his team of toys brought to life, the Power Players fight the destructive fun of villainous robot Madcap and his followers.
Power Players was created by Jeremy Zag and developed in collaboration with ON Kids & Family (Mediawan Group) and Man of Action Entertainment.
“We are extremely proud of this new original creation that we developed alongside Man of Action, Cartoon Network, FTV, and Playmates Toys. It will be launching in 2020, worldwide, with the best international partners. So, now, Play on,”commented ZAG’s CEO, Jeremy Zag.
The 2020 Power Players toy collection includes an assortment of highly detailed and articulated five-inch action figures based on the TV show, as well as nine-inch deluxe action figures that are packed with electronics and sound effects.
The line also features a variety of vehicles, allowing kids to send their favourite Power Players on heroic adventures, as well as role play gear which allows kids to transform into Axel, the leader of the Power Players.