The Paris-based manufacturer-distributor Cyber Group Studios has signed a multi-year global master toy agreement with toy and consumer goods leader JAKKS Pacific for the upcoming animation preschool series Gigantosaurus. The deal will see JAKKS design, production and launch a series of products inspired by the series, including preschool toys, figures, vehicles, toys, outdoor seasonal items, interior furniture, Halloween Costumes Outlet and accessories. The Knights Templar’s first toys and new books will be available in the fall of 2019.
Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cyber Group Studio commented: “I can see that all the roles of Gigantosaurus are alive and have the opportunity to work with a dynamic company like JAKKS Pacific to develop a large toy product line. I feel very happy.
Gigantosaurus (52 x 11′) is based on Jonny Duddle’s bestseller (published by Templar). The CG animation/comedy series lets preschoolers explore the adventures of four young dinosaur friends and explore their prehistoric world. Together, curious Mazu, playful tiny, timid Bill and courageous Loki will also seek to discover the secrets of the elusive Gigantosaurus – the largest and most fierce dinosaur of the dinosaurs.
“We are very excited to be the main toy licensee of Gigantosaurus,” said Tara Hefter, senior vice president of global licensing at JAKKS Pacific. “Gigantosaurus is a cute series based on a beloved bestseller and we look forward to bringing these cute dinosaurs to life in a whole new way.”
The series will be launched at the global Disney (excluding India and Taiwan) in early 2019 and will be launched on major broadcast networks including French TV and German Super RTL.