Kidscreen 2024: Toonz Media Group and Cisneros Kids to coproduce and distribute "Nerlies: Space Babies"

Based on the bestselling toys from Mexican Giant Distroller, Toonz and Cisneros Kids will co-produce the preschool animated series set to be released in 2026.


The global kids and family entertainment major Toonz Media Group and Miami-based media conglomerate Cisneros Media have officially entered into a significant co-production and co-distribution agreement for the animated series 'Nerlies: Space Babie.' The best-selling toys from the Mexican toy giant Distroller inspire this collaboration. The jointly announced strategic partnership aims to combine the creative strengths of both companies to deliver compelling content supported by an extensive licensing and merchandising strategy. The deal will focus on the co-production and global distribution of the CGI animated series, preceded by a worldwide digital content strategy.

Certified as a European Union production, Cisneros Media Distribution will exclusively handle media content distribution rights in LATAM and North America. At the same time, Toonz will oversee distribution rights for the rest of the world. Plans encompass a global-scale licensing and merchandising initiative for the project.

P Jayakumar, Chief Executive Officer of Toonz Media Group, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration: "We are thrilled to partner with Cisneros Media for this promising IP. We are confident that the combination of a global digital strategy and an animated series will lead to the success of this venture. Our shared goal is to create enduring franchises that inspire and uplift children," they said.

Jonathan Blum, President of Cisneros Media, shared his excitement for the partnership: "We are ecstatic to embark on this new journey alongside Toonz. Leveraging our extensive experience in the preschool content space with Toonz's innovative vision and track record, we aim to build a remarkable global franchise," said. The co-production is scheduled for release in 2026.