Zorro reins in digital-first U.S. launch with Hulu

The globetrotting CGI-animated series from Paris-based Cyber Group Studios will bow in the U.S. on the SVOD this month.
July 21, 2016

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has secured a digital-first U.S. premiere date for its CGI-animated series Zorro the Chronicles after striking a deal with SVOD Hulu.

The 26 x 22-minute action-comedy for six to 12-year-olds will be available to stream on Hulu starting July 23, in both English and Spanish.

Written by Cyber Group CEO Pierre Sissmann and Annabelle Perrichon, and directed by Olivier Lelardoux, Zorro the Chronicles follows the adventures of a teenage Don Diego.

The series, which Cyber Group produces in partnership with John Gertz’s Zorro Production International and Blue Spirit Studios for France Télévisions and Italy’s RAI, has already been snapped up by multiple broadcasters around the world including Turner and Citel (France), RTVE Clan (Spain), YLE (Finland), SVT(Sweden), DR (Denmark), TéléQuébec (Canada), Minimax (Eastern Europe), Globosat (Brazil), Spectrum (Indonesia), Thai PBS (Thailand) and Al Jazeera (Middle East).

It was most recently acquired by Chinese distributer WeKids for a number of television and VOD platforms throughout China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.

The pick-up by Hulu further strengthens the platform’s expanding kids library which recently grew thanks to an exclusive content licensing agreement with Disney for more than 500 TV episodes and 20 original movies.

Story courtesy of Kidscreen

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