Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MDL) starts with success the licensing program for the CGI TV series airing on Rai Yoyo
On air in Italy since June 2019 on Rai Yoyo, ZAFARI, property of Ink Group, is the new beautiful animated series in CGI produced by ZAFARI Holdings and distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal/Dreamworks, composed by 52 x 11 episodes, targeting children from 4 to 9 and their families.
MDL has already signed for ZAFARI with:
Salani: Master editor for Italy of ZAFARI’s books, will develop a line including Colouring and Activity books, Puzzle books and Novelties.
Ravensburger: for a range of high-quality puzzles and memory games.
Publievent: will be producer and manager of the Costume Characters of the main protagonists of the series, for Special Events and Meet&Greet.
Pon Pon Edizioni: starting from spring 2020, will release every two months the Official ZAFARI Magazine in kiosks, with attached gadget, and other editorial formats.
Multiprint: chooses ZAFARI to color its complete assortment of stamp sets and markers.
Edizioni Play Press: a selection of products made of Magic Albums, enigmatography, Activity and Coloring albums for kiosks.
Dolfin: i prodotti confectionary di ZAFARI saranno già sugli scaffali a Natale e proseguiranno a Pasqua 2020 con l’aggiunta dell’uovo di Pasqua.
Clementoni: a range of educative toys for the little ones that perfectly fit with the Property. Modecor: a wonderful line of cake decorations.
This innovative and original new series follows the adventures of Zoomba, a baby elephant born with zebra stripes who worries about being different until he and his best friend, a Borneo tarsier monkey named Quincy, discover ZAFARI, a world in a valley at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. There they meet Antonio, a lion with pink flamingo feathers, Pokey, a giraffe with a peacock tail, Babatua, a baboon with penguin colours, and many more. Together with his new friends, Zoomba learns to embrace differences in others and himself, realizing that sometimes being different, makes all the difference.
ZAFARI takes up themes such as inclusion, tolerance and friendship through funny and exciting stories, creative characters and high-quality production values that bring beautiful locations and animals to life in stunning computer graphics.
In addition, a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has allowed the creation of 52 special mini videos, one of which will appear at the end of each episode. The videos will show real images of animals in their natural habitat, adding a touch of real-life magic to each delightful animated tale.