Shout! Factory, Zag Ink Animation Distribution Deal8 Feb, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Shout! Factory is looking to expand its animation portfolio with a new distribution alliance with Zag, a multimedia kidvid and family film entertainment company. The deal affords Shout! Factory North American packaged-media (DVD/Blu-ray) and select Canadian digital rights to 26 episodes of new CG-animated action-adventure comedy series “Zag Heroez’ Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.”
The series follows the adventures of the charismatic young Marinette in Paris who magically transforms into a vivacious superhero (Ladybug) to save the day using newly acquired superhero powers. With a secret identity and a magical pet (Tikki), Marinette/Ladybug must balance a relationship with her crush, Adrien, who unknowingly happens to be her superhero sidekick (Cat Noir).
“Zag Heroez’ Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” currently airs on Nickelodeon (USA), TF1 (France), ABC (Australia), EBS (Korea), and will soon be premiering on Disney Channel (EMEA & Latin America), SUPER! (Italy), Tele-Quebec (Canada), Gloob (Brazil), TVNZ (New Zealand), Proximus TV (Belgium), RTS (Switzerland) and LRT (Lithuania).
Shout! Factory plans a rollout of this series in 2016 through Shout’s kids and family entertainment imprint, Shout! Factory Kids.
“This new opportunity continues to build on our growing success in distributing premiere animation and family-friendly home entertainment brands in the marketplace,” said Melissa Boag, SVP of kids & family entertainment at Shout! Factory.