Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids is co-developing and co-producing an animated TV show based on characters and landscapes from the Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop.
Zodiak Kids will begin working with Tulipop on the co-development of the animated television series this summer. Zodiak Kids is handling the worldwide audiovisual distribution rights—excluding the Nordic region—for the new show, while Tulipop manages distribution in the Nordics and global L&M rights.
The brand, which was founded in 2010 by Signy Kolbeinsdottir and Helga Arnadottir, is influenced by Icelandic heritage and ancient fairytales. It features a modern design that is described as being “both cuddly and gothic.”
Jean-Philippe Randisi, the CEO of Zodiak Kids, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Tulipop and are excited to start development on a series that captures the Icelandic spirit and creativity that exists and takes it forward to a worldwide audience. We believe Tulipop’s modern yet sensitive values and its deep connection to nature and heritage will truly resonate with kids and tweens of tomorrow globally.”
Arnadottir added: “Tulipop is excited to have teamed up with Zodiak Kids for the production of a high-quality animated series based on the magical Tulipop world with its stunning design and oddball characters. Our dream was to produce this in partnership with an international co-production company with a strong track record, and Zodiak Kids has an amazing team that shares our creative vision and ambition to create an awesome Tulipop series for worldwide distribution.”