Cyber Group Studios roars into BLE 2019 (F202)
Cyber Group Studios – a Paris-based producer and distributor of animated television series’ and movies for children – is exhibiting at BLE, with its laugh-out-loud-funny CGI pre-school series Gigantosaurus.
The award-winning animation brings to life Jonny Duddle’s best-selling book, which features four fiercely-fun dinosaur friends – Rocky, Bill, Mazu and Tiny. The characters take pre-schoolers on exciting, comedy-filled adventures as they dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests.
In every episode, the curious young dinosaurs explore the mystery of Gigantosaurus – the biggest, fiercest dinosaur of all. They embark on a quest, face their individual fears and work together to solve a problem. As the inquisitive Mazu, playful Tiny, timid Bill and courageous Rocky aim to learn more about Gigantosaurus, they discover that they each have something to learn from him, too.
Gigantosaurus already airs on Disney around the globe. In terms of free-to-air channels, the show is confirmed to broadcast on France TV, Germany’s Super RTL plus Italy’s Rai YoYo. An announcement with a major UK broadcaster is also lined up for BLE.
Cyber Group Studios is exhibiting at BLE to extend its portfolio of European licensing partners for Gigantosaurus. The studio has already appointed Jakks as master toy licensee with the range going into USA retail now and launching across Europe in 2020, and partnered with Outright Games for the video game which will be published on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam in Spring 2020. Publishing remains a priority for the IP, with Templar planning to publish the first of 40 new TV tie-in books across Europe in 2020.
Licensing ‘beyond the book’ is a huge theme for BLE in 2019, with the event’s publishing activation showcasing a whole range of creative licenses and licensed product that originated from the world of publishing.
“Publishing is a fabulously rich – and relatively untapped – pool of IP that provides inspiration for brand and licensing extensions across all ages and categories,” comments Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, International Licensing & Marketing at Cyber Group Studios, “Gigantosaurus is a perfect example of this, and we’re looking forward to meeting licensees and our agents from all over Europe to discuss potentially fruitful partnerships for the future.”