Retail Merchandiser - November/December 2017 - 12
ZAG AMERICA LLC
ZAG is rolling out new movies, TV series and games for children and families. BY KAT ZEMAN
ZAG HEROEZ superhero franchises include
Miraculous™, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
and Zak Storm™ - Super Pirate.
Though in existence for less than a decade, ZAG America LLC is already leading the TV and film entertainment
market for kids and families. The Glendale, Calif. and
Paris-based independent animation studio specializes in
the creation and production of original, high-quality intellectual property in the film and TV sector, as well as for a
variety of online platforms.
Founded in 2009 by French entrepreneur Jeremy Zag, ZAG has produced
more than 200 half-hours of original
content that has been sold to major
broadcasters including Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Netflix,
and to distributors in more than 120
territories. "We started as a high-quality
TV animation production company
but once Jeremy moved to the U.S., we
quickly got going on developing film,"
says André Lake Mayer, president of
brand strategy and consumer products.
The company has eight TV series in
various stages of production and three
feature films rolling out over the next
five years. Its multiple divisions include
production companies and animation
studios in the United States, Canada,
Europe and Asia.
This year, ZAG is involved in a
number of highly anticipated projects
that include a trifecta launch of its ZAG
HEROEZ Zak Storm™ - Super Pirate
action adventure comedy TV series
and ZAG HEROEZ Miraculous™,
Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir animated
superhero action comedy series. ZAG
HEROEZ is the company's animated
superhero franchise. "Since all of our TV
shows are built around unique next generation heroes, we're feeding the market
with the HEROEZ brand," Mayer says.