Thanks to the deal managed by MDL, the new Russian animated series of 0+ Media, Leo&Tig, enters the world of publishing in Italy with a series of books published by Fabbri Editori, entirely dedicated to the stories of the two puppy protagonists.
Fabbri Editori will develop the next board books, storybooks, activity books, sound books, game books and e-books by Leo&Tig, which will be available online and in the best bookstores from early 2021. The series airing every day on Rai YoYo and available on Rai Play, is already enjoying great success among the audience and licensees and there are many contracts signed for the realization of new Consumer Product projects.
The two Siberian leopard and tiger cubs, Leo and Tig, have attracted the attention of children from 4 to 8 years old with their overwhelming adventures. The stories are set amidst the beauty, dangers and legends of the wilderness of the Far East taiga, with a special focus on respecting of the world around them, a subject of teaching to children. The style guides, which show the high level of computer graphics together with the deep message, are of great inspiration and attraction to potential licensees in each category.
“Leo&Tig is a series that impressed us right from the start, it’s one of those properties for which it is possible to develop a complete and lasting licensing program,” says Maurizio Distefano, President of MDL “The brand Fabbri Editori has been creating wonderful books dedicated to the children target for years and will create ideal products for this animated series in which they will certainly be able to emphasize the message of teaching, while maintaining the dynamic character.
“We are very happy – adds Enrico Racca, Editorial Director of BU Ragazzi Mondadori – to continue the collaboration with Maurizio Distefano and his team, after the excellent “teamwork” that led to the success of Masha and the Bear. I believe that Leo & Tig represents a property of great quality, entertainment and value aspects, perfectly in line with the editorial strategy of our brands”.