GORMITI, the Lords of Nature return

    Global children's animation series set to air in the US, Europe and Middle East

    Paris, Sept. 17, 2009 - Zodiak Entertainment today announces the sale of the hit children's animation Gormiti, the Lords of Nature Return to a host of international territories.

    Along with Cartoon Network, US, who will begin broadcasting the series in October, Gormiti, the Lords of Nature Return will premiere in September on M6 followed by Canal J in France, RTL 2 in Germany, RTVE and Cartoon Network in Spain and Nickelodeon in the UK. The show will also launch a few months later on the Alter Channel in Greece, Digi Turk in Turkey, Noga in Israel, MBC in the Middle East, TV3 in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Nova TV in Bulgaria and Globo TV in Brazil.

    Negotiations for further Latin American and south east Asia sales are also drawing to a close.

    "The series should be on air worldwide in mid 2010, as planned," said Vincent Chalvon Demersay CEO of Marathon Media.

    Gormiti, the Lords of Nature Return has already been a huge ratings success on its primary broadcaster, Mediaset in Italy, where it attracted more than 1 million viewers per episode at the end of 2008.

    The animated series produced by Marathon Media and Giochi Preziosi for Mediaset, M6, and Canal J was launched for international sale at MIPCOM 2008. It was adapted from a major Italian property. With more than 100 million toys sold, Gormiti is now the market leading toy brand for boys in many European countries and it is also growing rapidly on other continents.

    A perfect blend of magic, epic tales and comedy, Gormiti, the Lords of Nature Return follows the everyday lives of four kids entering a magical dimension called Gorm, made famous by its legendary inhabitants: the Gormiti.

    Zodiak Entertainment Distribution holds international TV and home entertainment rights to Gormiti, the Lords of Nature Return. Licensing and merchandising for the brand is handled by Marathon Media in France and Giochi Preziosi in the rest of the world.


    A MARATHON MEDIA, GIOCHI PREZIOSI co-production, in association with M6, CANAL J and MEDIASET

    Editorial contacts:

    Zodiak Entertainment:

    Klara Halkjaer

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    Marathon Group

    Valerie Tailland

    T : +33 1 53 10 91 32

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    International Sales Contact / Scripted programs:

    Emmanuelle Bouihaguet

    emmanuelle.bouilhaguet@ zodiakentertainment.com