Zinkia, the Spanish prodco behind the children’s series Pocoyo, has acquired Gran Canaria’s animation studio KOYI Talent, acquiring 100% of its business.
The deal means that Zinkia now has three new brands in its catalog – Bumpy: The Bear, Ghost Bros. and projects around the intellectual property of the animated series Bugsted. Zinkia also plans to use KOYI’s studio space in Gran Canaria for rental to third parties.
Bumpy: The Bear (52 × 7 ‘) is scheduled to start production in spring 2022, subject to the participation of Spanish broadcaster TVE.
Ghost Bros is aimed at ages 6 to 8 and is created by producers Yellow Kingdom and WeDoo Studio. The series follows the adventures of two orphans adopted by a dysfunctional family whose main goal is to make everyone happy – because otherwise they will have to return to where they escaped.
Elsewhere at Zinkia, the creators of Pocoyo are working on a new title that they will unveil next February at the Kidscreen Summit industry event. The show has aired since 2005 and has its own spin-off, Pocoyo Planet.
Alberto Delgado, CEO of Zinkia, said: “The acquisition of KOYI Talent allows Zinkia to pursue its expansion and growth plans, consolidating our presence in the Canary Islands and expanding our production area through the possibility of providing international services. At the same time, we are diversifying our assets by including new goods in our catalog, which will facilitate significant growth in the years to come.