Ricky Zoom

Entertainment One’s (eOne) Ricky Zoom continues to grow its audience around the world.

For kids and families in China, the preschool series has been a hit since its debut last June, and beginning March 23, audiences will have a new place to watch: CCTV-14. The network will air 10 episodes per day beginning at 11:20 a.m. from March 23-27.  In China, the series racked up more than 100 million views in its first 12 days on YouKu last year.

“We are so proud of Ricky Zoom and its success to date,” says eOne’s Olivier Dumont, president, Family & Brands. “It is premium original content produced by the very best talent and our strong roster of international broadcasters has super-charged the series to a high level of awareness around the world.”

From the producers of PJ MasksRicky 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 Bike Buddies — Scootio, Loop, and DJ — who live in Wheelford.

The quick success of the series on a global level led eOne to put a second season into production with new episodes set to air beginning in November.

“We are very excited for the potential to explore even more ground in the second season,” Dumont adds.  “There are so many more stories to tell that will deepen the connection between the characters and our audience, and we look forward to bringing them all-new adventures.”

A new line of toys from TOMY recently made its debut at Toy Fair New York. eOne says that further expansion to its licensing program can be expected beginning this fall.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.