On the high seas, the beach or an ocean liner, Zig, a hungry hyena, has one thing in mind: dining on Marina, the carefree mermaid. With help from Bernie, a genius hermit-crab, he comes up with the zaniest plans to capture her…but that’s forgetting Sharko, the shark with rippling muscles who will do anything to protect his mermaid honey!
Plot and slapstick adventures are reminiscent of the best of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, in that Zig concocts crazy plans to capture and eat Marina, always foiled by Sharko, usually resulting in humorous bodily injury to Zig. Fun and wacky in spirit, the series also delivers great environmental awareness and sustainability values.
In North America, season 2 episodes of Zig & Sharko are currently available 24/7 on Netflix, joined by season 3 episodes late 2020. The series has a strong local presence on Xilam’s dedicated YouTube channels, which air all 3 seasons and boasts 14.2 Million subscribers and over 6.9 Billion views.
Licensing Works!® is now assembling a merchandise program for the brand, targeting kids aged 4-10, Tweens, Teens and their families. Spring/Summer/Vacation Holidays product categories including swim and pool apparel and accessories, outdoor textiles and home décor, surf, skate and related sporting goods, personal care, social expression, toys, costumes, puzzles and games, publishing, back-to-school, gifting, food and drinks, Spring Break and Summer promotions and meet and greets.
Zig & Sharko is comedy genius delivered in fun seven minute storylines packed with all the elements our manufacturers and promotional partners seek to deliver on amazing consumer products and promotions.
A major player in animation, Xilam is an integrated studio founded in 1999 that creates, produces and distributes original programs in more than 190 countries for both children and adult audiences. Xilam content is broadcast on television and is also available on SVoD platforms including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon and NBC Universal, and ADVoD streaming platforms including YouTube and Facebook.
With its creativity and capacity for innovation recognized worldwide, and editorial and commercial expertise at the cutting edge of its industry, Xilam is positioned as a key player in a fast-growing market. Each year, Xilam builds real successes and capitalizes on its powerful historical brands including Oggy and the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko, as well as new properties such as Oggy Oggy for a preschool audience, Moka, Mr. Magoo, and Academy Award® nominated adult feature film I Lost My Body. Xilam’s expanding and strong catalog now consists of over 2,200 episodes and three feature films.
In 2019, Xilam acquired Cube Creative, a studio providing the company with unique expertise in 3D and computer-generated images. Xilam employs more than 500 individuals, including 400 artists, across its studios in Paris, Lyon, Angoulême and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.
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