Ricky Zoom races onto TV

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The new animated preschool series from eOne will premiere in spring/summer 2019 in France, Italy and LatAm.

Entertainment One (eOne) is revving up its preschool offerings with the new animated series Ricky Zoom. Starring a red motorbike named Ricky, the CGI action/comedy show takes place in a town populated exclusively by bikes.

Produced by eOne and France’s Frog Box, which also produced PJ Masks, the series is slated to premiere in spring/summer 2019, Several broadcast partners have already signed on to the series, including Gulli (France), RAI (Italy) and Discovery Kids (LatAm).

On the consumer products front, eOne has tapped TOMY International as global master toy partner for the brand with products expected to hit shelves in fall/winter 2019.

The launch comes as eOne continues to expand its preschool properties Peppa Pig and PJ Masks, recently partnering with Merlin Entertainments to launch the first-ever Peppa Pig World of Play in Shanghai, and co-producing a new Peppa Pig movie with Chinese distributor Alibaba Pictures (marking the character’s first big-screen appearance in the territory). PJ Masks, meanwhile, recently inked new broadcast and licensing deals across Korea.