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, multi-award-winning adventure-comedy series produced by Cyber Group Studios, is based on Jonny Duddle’s book published by Templar and sold at 500,000 units worldwide. Gigantosaurus is streaming on Netflix and Disney+ globally. The first episodes are available on Rai Play since September 12th and the series will be broadcasted on Rai YoYo as of September 21st. 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. 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 USA, Latin America, Germany, Denmark, Belgium.
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.
Maurizio Distefano CEO of Maurizio Distefano Advisory Srl comments, “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 4 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.”
Bruno Danzel d’Aumont, International Licensing & Marketing Vice President, adds: “Gigantosaurus is a great global and long-term upper preschool Property. I am very confident that Gigantosaurus will be successfully launched in Italy under Maurizio’s leadership by working with the major key players and major 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.”