Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nickelodeon International Acquires Rights To "Zelly Go"

Korea-based Dream Factory’s new short-form animated slapstick series will air on Nickelodeon channels and blocks in more than 150 territories from 2018.

Nickelodeon International has picked up Dream Factory's Zelly Go from Imira Entertainment in a pay-TV distribution deal that will bring the cartoon to more than 150 territories!

Nickelodeon will start to air the series early next year in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Central Eastern Europe, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Poland, Israel, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and North Africa.

The 104 x 1.5-minute, non-dialog slapstick series is produced by Korea-based Dream Factory Studio and follows GOGO, RORO, POPO and JOJO, a group of funny blue men who are obsessed with jelly beans, and focuses on their over-the-top efforts to get their hands on a massive gumball machine full of the candies. Click here to watch the trailer.

In a statement, Imira CEO Sergi Reitg said: “We are very pleased with the agreement with Nickelodeon International, as Zelly Go fits perfectly with the channel’s current content. When we discovered Zelly Go in the creative and fruitful Korean animation industry, we immediately knew that it had all the elements necessary to become an international success.”

Dream Factory Studio CEO Kim continued: “I think this agreement is a credit to the excellent production capabilities of Dream Factory Studio. We hope that this achievement will serve as a springboard to the international market, and give visibility to the potential of Korean animation. We would like thank all our partners for their strength and enthusiasm.”

With offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Vitoria, Imira Entertainment is a leading European company, owned by India’s Toonz, in the international distribution of kids and family content. The company focuses on programming aimed at pre-school and pre-teen children in both live action and animation and maintains a catalog of more than 150 titles across numerous formats.

Imira is presenting Zelly Go this week at Mipcom in Cannes, along with seven other new premium series.

The Nick pick-up follows on the heels of the leading entertainment brand for kids ordering the first two short-form series to come out of its Global Animated Shorts Program — Sharkdog from Singapore and MooseBox from South Africa.

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Sources: Kidscreen, Variety, DreamFactoryStudio.co.kr.
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