Entertainment One (eOne) adds Ricky Zoom, a new preschool animated TV series, to its slate of preschool properties. It will be showcased at this year’s Brand Licensing Europe and MIPCOM.
eOne is also assembling the consumer products program for the brand, and recently appointed TOMY International as global master toy partner. Products are set to launch next fall/winter.
From the producers of PJ Masks, Ricky Zoom is a CGI action comedy adventure series that follows the adventures of Ricky, a little red motorbike with a zest for speed. The show is about friendship, family, and learning to stand on your own two wheels. A born leader, Ricky is joined by an enthusiastic group of young bikes, Scootio, Loop, and DJ, who live in Wheelford.
Ricky Zoom debuted at Annecy International Animation Film Festival earlier this year and broadcasters are lining up to air the show across multiple territories with Gulli in France, RAI in Italy and Discovery Kids in Latin America already on board. The first series is set to premiere from next spring/summer.
“Ricky Zoom is part of our strategic focus to build properties around prime original content produced by the very best talent in the business and the reaction to the show so far has been incredible,” says Olivier Dumont, president of family and brands of eOne says. “Securing TOMY as global master toy partner and top tier broadcasters at this stage demonstrates the confidence that people have in Ricky Zoom and we look forward to meeting partners at key trade shows that can harness the potential of the property and bring it to a global audience.”