INK Global Names Master Toy Partner for Zafari


INK Global has tapped Hijinx as the master toy licensee for Zafari, an upcoming animated series created by David Dozoretz about a group of animal friends.

Hijinx will serve as the property’s exclusive global manufacturer (excluding China, MENA and Japan) and will distribute merchandise across North America, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. Products will span such categories as plush, figurines, collectibles, creative and role-play items.

Zafari has been presold to France Télévisions, Lagardère’s TiJi, SRC Radio Canada and SpaceToon. NBCUniversal snapped up the global distribution rights for the show, which will debut in November 2017 in France and MENA.

“We are extremely thrilled to be working with this brilliant and beautifully animated property,” said Norma Rosenhain, the CEO of Hijinx. “We look forward to the opportunity to bring all the fantastic, unique Zafari characters to life in the marketplace.”

Zafari speaks to the hearts and imagination of the whole industry, who have embraced the vision the project is built on—it has such an incredible pedigree through David Dozoretz and the underlying theme of celebrating differences has never been more relevant,” added Claus Tømming, the director of INK Global. “There will be huge demand for toys when it hits the screen and we’re confident Hijinx will do a fantastic job in bringing the essence of the story to life with an innovative and unique range of Zafari toys that children will adore.”