To strengthen the exposure of the “Gigantosaurus” IP and create new licensing opportunities in Italy, Maurizio Distefano Licensing Agency has been appointed by Cyber Group Studios.
“Gigantosaurus” is a multi-award-winning adventure-comedy series produced by Cyber Group Studios, and is based on Jonny Duddle’s book published by Templar, which sold 500,000 units worldwide. The show is streaming on Netflix and Disney+ globally. The first episodes are also available on Rai Play since September 12, and the series will be broadcasted on Rai YoYo as of September 21.
The “Dino-mite” series, soon on Rai (Italy) is also currently airing on major international networks throughout 2020, such as Disney Junior worldwide, CCTV in China, Tiny Pop in the UK, Super RTL in Germany, SRC in Canada, SVT in Sweden, and many others. In addition, "Gigantosaurus" is set to bring fun to preschoolers worldwide in the upcoming years, as seasons 2 and 3 have been commissioned by The Walt Disney Company and France Télévisions, while Super RTL (Germany) has acquired season 2.
Buoyed by the series’ on-screen ratings success worldwide, a raft of licensing agreements have been signed with prestigious companies such as Clementoni for puzzles (EMEA), Dino Bikes for bicycles, Templar for books, Play Press for activities and coloring books for kiosks, and Witor's for Easter eggs. All products will be available in Italy between the end of 2020 and next Easter 2021. In addition, as part of a global launch, the master toy Jakks Pacific Inc will sell a toy line this November in Italy. The master toy products are already distributed in the United States, Latin America, Germany, Denmark, and Belgium.
Lastly, already available globally and distributed by Bandai in Italy, "Gigantosaurus: The Game" has been designed by Outright Games in collaboration with Cyber Group Studios and developed by Wildsphere Studios. This new adventure for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam is based on the world of the hugely popular CGI animated show “Gigantosaurus”.
“We truly believe in the strong potential of this series for the Italian territory. 'Gigantosaurus' has already won the heart of all children and families globally, thanks to its themes and engaging stories. In each episode, preschoolers are jumping into a new epic adventure with our four dinos friends that are on the look for Gigantosaurus. With the licensing products soon available in Italy, children will be able to recreate these scenes at home with their friends and families,” commented Maurizio Distefano, CEO of Maurizio Distefano Advisory Srl.
“'Gigantosaurus' is a great global and long-term upper preschool property. I am very confident that it will be successfully launched in Italy under Maurizio’s leadership by working with the major key players and retailers. Maurizio Distefano has an impressive experience in the licensing business for many years and is recognized as such in the Italian market. It is a great pleasure to have Maurizio and his team on board and have them being our brand ambassador in Italy,” added Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, International Licensing & Marketing Vice President at Cyber Group Studios.
Maurizio Distefano has an impressive experience in the licensing business for many years and is recognized as such in the Italian market” Bruno Danzel d’Aumont International Licensing & Marketing Vice President at Cyber Group Studios