Zinkia has reached an agreement with the Canary Island animation studio, KOYI Talent, to aquire 100% of the company. Through this purchase, we add three new properties to our brand catalog and a purchase option on a fourth and we will have our own studio located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. From this studio, in addition to carrying out the production of our own content, we will also take on production work for third parties, enhanced by the existing tax incentives in the Canary Islands. With this acquisition, Zinkia consolidates as one of the main references in the animation sector in Spain and Europe, and reinforces its growth.
Zinkia, founded in 2002, is specialized in the production of audiovisual and interactive content for family audiences and distributed through different platforms and devices (television, VOD, YouTube, apps …).
With the purchase of KOYI, Zinkia adds to its portfolio the preschool series “Bumpy: The Bear” made in the traditional animation style and of which, 52 7 minute episodes are planned for production. Production begins in the Spring of 2022, thanks to the agreement that is being closed with a North American company and the probable participation of TVE, which selected it in the last call for series co-production.
Another of the projects is Ghost Bros, a series aimed at an audience of 6 to 8 years old and created by Yellow Kingdom (Chorch Edelstein) and WeDoo Studio (Emi Ordás). This title tells the hilarious stories of two orphans adopted by a dysfunctional family whose purpose is to make all its members happy because, if they do not succeed, they will have to return to the place from which they escaped, the “afterlife.”
Likewise, the integration of KOYI Talent into Zinkia adds the script for a feature film and a purchase option on the intellectual property of the Bugsted brand.
Additionally, our plans for 2022 contemplate the start of production of the fifth season of Pocoyo and new specials for YouTube and digital platforms. We are also working on a new title that we will present next February at Kidscreen Summit, the benchmark event for the content industry aimed at children.