Zodiak Kids teams with Discovery Kids Latin America for new kids’ series Lilybuds

Zodiak Kids Studios has secured a co-production deal with Discovery Kids Latin America for the new property Lilybuds.

Following the adventures of a community of magical gardeners, Lilybuds has been developed for TV by Eryk Casemiro, with editorial input from Discovery Kids Latin America.

Kate Boutilier – the name behind other hit series including Rugrats, Poppy Cat and The Mr. Men Show – is the head writer and co-executive producer.

Lilybuds is tipped to havce a strong digital presence with an online world created in conjunction with the TV series.

Jean-Philippe randisi, CEO of Zodiak Kids, said: “This co-production partnership gives us a great opportunity to create a very special series for younger children, in addition to our already strong pre-school portfolio.

“We are excited to partner with Discovery Kids Latin America, FTV and Lagardere as we focus our creative energies to engage a broader range of children with the wonderful world of Lilybuds.”

Zodiak Kids owns the distribution and licensing rights to Lilybuds. In Latin America, licensing and merchandising for the new series will be handled by Discovery Consumer Products.

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