Spacetoon has acquired the licensing rights to 52 episodes of the Italian-French animation series which will be dubbed to Arabic. The animation is based on a popular European toy line.
Free-to-air MENA children’s channel Spacetoon has begun airing Gormiti series in preparation for the launch of the brand’s toys across the MENA market next month.
The action-comedy animation series is based on one of Europe’s popular toys line, which was released in 2005. This was then made into an animation series in 2018, and was broadcast in the U.S and Latin America after it premiered in Italy.
The CGI-animated series follows four boys, each representing a different elemental tribe of their homeland Gorm, and Ao-ki, a Light Girl, who leads and trains them. With her help, the boys must learn to master their elemental bracers, which when used properly summon legendary heroes of the corresponding elements to fight on their behalf. Standing in their way is Voidus, leader of the evil Darkans who are looking to escape their shadowy world of Darkor and conquer Gorm.
Spacetoon previously revealed that it had acquired the licensing rights for broadcasting 52 episodes of Gormiti on Spacetoon Kids’ TV with Arabic dubbing while ToyPro, the sister company of Spacetoon, will have the rights for the toys line of Gormiti in MENA.
Commenting on the launch, Fayez Al Sabbagh, President of Spacetoon Group, said: “We see potential opportunities to invest in this franchise and make great results. Our main goal now is to find new creative ways to leverage the presence of Gormiti in the MENA market and deliver something unique and special to our audience.”
The Gormiti release in MENA will be supported by many activities and events, some of which are scheduled for this year.