About Zag

ZAG INC is a private firm specializing in kids and family entertainment. Its multiple divisions include production companies and animation studios - located in the USA, Asia, and Europe - that develop TV series, movies, and games.

Lady Bug

Modern-day Paris, Marinette and Adrien are two high school kids with a difference: they are the chosen ones to save Paris from evil! They have been entrusted with an important mission – to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning normal people into super-baddies.
When involved in such adventures, these two school kids become superheroes: Marinette transforms into Ladybug and Adrien becomes Cat Noir.
But Ladybug and Cat Noir do not know each other’s true identity. Marinette is unaware that, beneath the Cat Noir costume nestles Adrien, her secret crush. Similarly, Adrien doesn’t know that Ladybug is, in actual fact, just Marinette - one of the girls in his class.

26x26’ - broadcasted over 120 countries including Disney Channels

Zagtoon . Method . Toei Animation . TF1
Disney . Bandaï . SamG . Curlstone

7C'S

The 7Cs tells of the adventures of Will Gamble, a headstrong and adventrous kid swept into the Bermuda Triangle while trying to win a surfing competition. Once inside, Will partners up with a magical sword that allows him to transform into a swashbuckling, renegade hero to face the numerous perils of the unique and diverse Seven Seas of the Triangle.

39 episodes of 22 minutes each.

Zagtoon . Method . SamG . Man of action . Eone entertainment

SAMMY

Born on the same day and on the same beach, Ricky and Ella promised each other they would always stay together, like their grandparents before them. They know that they can rely on each other and that Anabel and Pipo, their friends, will always be there to help them.
Throughout these adventure, you will discover that underwater life is quite similar to life on earth, full of unexpected!

52 episodes of 11minutes each.

Zagtoon. Nexus factory. Nwave. M6. Tiji. Studio Canal

ROSIE

Rosie is a brat, pure and simple. But it doesn’t mean she can’t smile!

Rosie has an imaginary friend she calls blackie, And, as the name doesn’t suggest, blackie is a green sheep. Rosie loathes her neighbour, but she spends all of her time with him. Rosie mocks you, laughs at you or doesn’t care about you, simply because she doesn’t care about anything.

Season 1. 104 episodes of 1minute each.
Season 2. 78 episodes of 5 minutes each.

2minutes . Zagtoon . Gulli . AB

KOBUSHI

Fancy Sushis ? After watching an episode of Ko-Bushi, you won’t ever see them in the same light again …
After closing hours at Ko-Bushi, the Japanese restaurant, the Sushis come to life and spend the night try to avoid falling into the traps set by the famous white porcelain cat « maneki-neko » !
He too comes alive and when he does is starving hungry! Unfortunately for him our Sushis are martial arts experts. So sit back, have another cup of Cherry Flower tea and enjoy the fabulous tales of the crazy, funny, BanzaÏ !!!

Season 1. 52 episodes of 7minutes each.
Season 2. 52 episodes of 7minutes each.
90’ animated feature film in production...

Zagtoon. Inspidea . 2 minutes . Gulli . Manga.

SUPERSTAR

Extremely talented musicians, singers, dancers and actors have gone through an extensive auditioning process to attend the prestigious “Hollywood School of the Arts” (HSA) in Hollywood, California. Not only are they here to further their respective artistic careers, but to also competing for a spot in a worldwide concert to achieve ultimate fame.

Season 1. 104 episodes of 7minutes each.

4 Specials
10 webisodes
1 Japanese Anime OAV

LEGENDARY BOOK

Four Heroic Kids with the powers of legends in their hands battle history’s greatest myths for the fate of the modern world!
In modern day Alexandria, a group of energetic kids are about to discover that the fantasy books they’ve been reading and loving aren’t fantasies at all. Powered by mysterious devices called “occulos” these four heroes in the making are about to take their place alongside the most legendary stories ever told.

Season 1. 39 episodes of 26 minutes each.

Zagtoon studios

GHOSTFORCE

Helping the haunted-home in time for dinner! Rescuing the haunted-home in time for dinner! Capturing ghosts-home in time for dinner! High school students by day-ghost hunters by night! School, homework, ghosts!

Season 1. 39 episodes of 22 minutes each.

ZAG TOON

Zagtoon is a French production company on the rise, specializing in animated TV-series for kids. It was created in 2009 by Jeremy Zag and Jacqueline Tordjman, the latter of whom co-founded the Saban Company (Power Rangers, Inspector Gadget). Zagtoon has recently made a splash in the international TV-market by producing Ladybug, the #1 selection at the 2013 Mipcom Worldwide Screening. The show is to be co-produced with Method Animation, the Disney Channel, and Toei Animation in Japan, with Bandai developing the toys.

ZAG ANIMATION STUDIOS

Zag Animation Studios is based in Los Angeles, CA and specializes in animated feature-films. The official film line-up will be announced in early 2014.

ZAG RECORDS

This division, which specializes in music, manages the individual song rights for all ZAG, Inc.’s divisions, and has recording studios located in Paris, Brussels, and Glendale, CA.

Recently, ZAG Records purchased a selection of Disney’s music catalog, which includes more than 300 theme songs from such cult series as Starsky & Hutch, Inspector Gadget, Goldorak, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, and many more.

ZAG DIGITAL

ZAG Digital specialises in digital gaming and a variety of web content, such as animated webisodes and apps.

JEREMY ZAG
Founder & CEO

Jeremy Zag is the founder of ZAG, Inc.
He currently manages the firm’s different branches– based in Los Angeles, Paris, Brussels, Tokyo and Seoul– which include Zagtoon, co-founded with Jacqueline Tordjman in 2009.
As a producer, Jeremy Zag has created and developed a variety of animated TV-series and feature films. He currently supervises the entire creative side of ZAG, Inc., choosing the properties that will be produced by each of its multiple divisions.

Matthew Wallerstein
LEGAL AFFAIRS, FROM HWHM+F FIRM

Matthew Wallerstein received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Arizona and received a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. Matthew joined the firm in 2007 and represents actors, directors, writers, and producers in the film, television and new media industries; as well as international film financiers and distributors. Wallerstein is the Head of Legal Affairs for all of Zag, Inc.’s American divisions.

Pierre Houri
CFO

Pierre Houri serves as the Chief Financial Officer for all of Zag, Inc.’s divisions.

Andre' Lake Mayer
Senior Vice President - worldwide consumer products

Andre’ Lake Mayer joins ZAG as Senior Vice President of Zag Inc. overseeing worldwide consumer products, licensing and brand management. She will leverage her 25 years of experience in strategic business development within the entertainment-driven consumer products and licensing industry. Ms. Mayer was extremely instrumental in the global re launch of the Star Warsfranchise during her 5 year tenure with Lucasfilm after building the Star Trek global consumer products program at Paramount Pictures. After this 10 year run, Mayer then implemented branded extension programs for Turner Classic Movies under her own agency Twister Sisters Inc., and subsequently helped launch Cookie Jar Entertainment. For the last 8 years she has been a Vice President of Licensing & Acquisition for Playmates Toys then Bandai America Inc..

Jacqueline Tordjman
Co-Founder

Jacqueline co-founded SABAN, the company that produced international TV series like Power Rangers and Inspector Gadget. After the sale of Saban to Disney, Jacqueline partnered with Jeremy Zag in 2009 to found Zagtoon, which they run together.

David Botvinik
Shareholder

David founded Fianet, the first French website offering secure online payment. He joined Zagtoon as a shareholder. He serves as an advisor to the board.

Christophe Guignement
Head of International Co-productions and Partnership

Christophe is TF1's former Artistic Advisor. He joined Zagtoon as International Co-production Manager. He is in charge of coordinating all the partners involved in Zagtoon's series.

Christophe Cayre
Head of Production

Christophe supervises the different production managers for French, American, and Asiatic content, including both TV series as well as feature films.

Sebastien Thibaudeau
Head Script Supervisor

Sebastien oversees Script Supervision for Zagtoon's TV series. He is in charge of managing all of the scriptwriters for each series, thereby maintaining continuity within each property.

Michael Delachenal
Script Supervisor

Along with Sebastien Thibaudeau, Michael serves as the link between Zagtoon’s writers and the artistic teams of each broadcaster, including major networks like the Disney Channel.

Benjamin Boughanem
Licensing Department

Nathanael Bronn
Head of Art Department

Nathanael supervises– along with Jeremy Zag– the art department for all of Zag, Inc.’s divisions. He co-supervises the graphic development of each property. Nathanael Bronn also directs some of the Studio’s animated feature-films.

Pascal Boutboul
Creative Director

Pascal supervises– along with Jeremy Zag and Nathanael Bronn– creative affairs for all of Zag, Inc.’s divisions.

Joe Barnathan & Marcus Rinehart
Development Executives & Head Writers

As joint heads of the studio's story department, Joe & Marcus supervise the creation and development of original feature-film concepts, while also providing screenplays.

Thimothée Sadowski
Concept Artist

Thimothee works closely with the story department in order to develop concept art for original feature-film concepts.

Sylvain Goldberg
Co-founder & CEO
Sales, Development, & Artistic Projects Manager

Sylvain co-founded the company with Jeremy Zag and Serge de Poucques.

Serge de Poucques
Co-founder & CFO
Financial & Legal Manager

Along with Sylvain Goldberg, Serge oversees and optimizes all related functions of the co-productions– both animation and live action– between Belgium and other European countries.

Pierre Foulon
Head of Live-Action Productions

Pierre is in charge of pre-production on European-produced feature films.

Benjamin Goossens
Project Manager

Benjamin oversees the development of all games and apps for ZAG Digital, managing the teams for both graphic design and programming.

Jean Regis Harry
CTO

Jean Regis supervises the programming teams for all of ZAG Digital’s games.

Benoit Faviere
Artistic Dept.

Benoit supervises the graphic design teams for all of ZAG Digital’s games.

Alain Garcia & Noam Kaniel
TV Series Composers

Together, Alain and Noam compose all of the music for Zagtoon’s TV series, and they have composed music for many popular TV series, such as Goldorak, Cities of Gold, Spiderman, Power Rangers, etc.

Guy & Olivier Meulenyzer
Copyright Managers

Together, Guy and Olivier manage the worldwide rights for the entire ZAG Records catalog.

January 30, 2014
ZAG TOON is very proud to announce the partnership with Bandai as master toy, and Disney Channel for Ladybug
October 16, 2013
PGS partners with Zagtoon
October 7, 2013
‘LadyBug’ and ‘Alvin’ Most Popular Toons at MIP Junior
June 6, 2012
ZAGTOON to produce ‘Knight Five’
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  • CREATED BY ZAGTOON, METHOD ANIMATION AND TOEI ANIMATION, BANDAI HAS ACQUIRED THE WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AS MASTER TOY FOR LADYBUG

    ABOUT BANDAI PARTNERSHIP

    PARIS -- 30 January, 2014 – Zagtoon is very proud to announce the deal with Bandaï America Inc., as the master toy of the unique new CGI TV series Ladybug (26 x 26min). The series is a co-production from French animation companies Zagtoon and Method Animation with Japan’s Toei Animation and has international partners such as SAM-G, AB International, Curlstone, SK Broadband, and its leading commissioner in France, TF1.

    BANDAI is the third largest producer of toys in the world and the leading toy company in Japan. The company retains some of the most popular toy properties in the world. With Ladybug, Bandai plans to develop an amazing, globally-minded collection of dolls, role play, games and lifestyle products bringing to life the first new, universally-appealing, iconic super heroine in animation’s history.
    This adventure is possible today thanks to Jérémy Zag, who opened an active office and studio in Los Angeles to work closely with Bandai as a major partner Said Jacqueline Tordjman and Aton Soumache and. Jeremy Zag Opened a big studio in Glendale in order to manage all the Zag inc. Brands, and in order to create ZAG ANIMATION STUDIOS FILMS.

    Ladybug follows the story of Marinette and Adrien, Parisian junior high school students with a big secret – they're superheroes! Using magical powers, they transform into the bickering duo Ladybug and Chat Noir. But neither knows the other’s true identity, so Marinette has no idea that her school crush, Adrien, is Chat Noir. And Chat Noir has no idea that his crush, Ladybug, is really Marinette! They have been chosen to save Paris from the mysterious evil villain Hawk Moth who wants their magical powers for himself. Marinette has to juggle her two identities: saving Paris as Ladybug and winning Adrien's heart as Marinette.

    “ LadyBug is a superhero with an American look, with Japanese powers and we keep the european soul thanks to Paris as background for the show”, commented Jeremy Zag, president of Zagtoon. It’s the first time in animation there will be a superheroine, for and dedicated to girls. With a strong partner as Bandai, we are sure to have wonderful compelling products, totally in tune with the DNA of the series.”

    ABOUT DISNEY PARTNERSHIP

    PARIS -- 30 January, 2014 – Zagtoon and Method Animation are very proud to announce the deal with Disney Channel for the acquisition of the hot new CGI series Ladybug (26 x 26min). The series is a co-production from French animation companies Zagtoon and Method Animation with Japan’s Toei Animation and has international partners such as SAM-G, AB International, Curlstone, SK Broadband, and its leading commissioner in France, TF1. The deal was done by PGS Entertainment in co-distribution with AB International Distribution.

    In addition to pay tv deal signed for France as a 2nd window after TF1, the Walt Disney company also acquired pay tv rights in Europe, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia and free-to-air rights in Spain, Germany, Russia and Turkey.

    "Ladybug brings a unique twist to the superhero genre with a fresh and modern girl character who is in line with kids’ and teens’ lives today,” commented Jeremy Zag, president of Zagtoon. “The team that Ladybug forms with Adrian creates situations for a lot of comedy and action that viewers will embrace and identify with. The theatrical look of the show will connect with a more demanding audience, eager for this kind of breakout show."

    “ LadyBug is a unique project which make possible to unite several powerful players and leaders in different. We set up a financing plan and an international coproduction with the idea that “this needs to be a very ambitious project”. It’s the first time that we have such an international project that goes from East to West, from Japan to the United States.” , said Aton Soumache, Method Animation CEO.

  • PGS partners with Zagtoon

    International distributor PGS Entertainment has secured an exclusive, three-year, first-look deal with global kids’ prodco Zagtoon.

    Under the terms of the new deal, live-action/animated kids’ series Ghostforce (39 x 26 minutes) will be the companies’ first global distribution project.

    Ghostforce follows the adventures of a New York City chemistry teacher who must save the Big Apple from evil ghosts with the help of a ghost-capturing technology he created, three of his students and a friendly ghost named Flubby.

    The series is created by Zagtoon CEO Jeremy Zag (co-founder of the Saban Company along with Zagtoon co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman) and executive produced by Zagtoon.

    Zagtoon first paired with PGS on the new animated series Ladybug, which was the most viewed property at this year’s MIP Jr.

  • ‘LadyBug’ and ‘Alvin’ Most Popular Toons at MIP Junior

    The children’s programming content market MIP Junior ended on a high note on Sunday (Oct. 9) with record attendance at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. The event, which featured keynotes by AwesomenessTV‘s CEO and founder Brian Robbins, Moshi Monster CEO Michael Acton Smith and Sprout president Sandy Wax. DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the personality of the year award at MIPCOM later this week. Among the many cocktail parties and events hosted by media companies on Sunday was a special celebration of the 10th anniversary of Rainbow’s Winx brand and a Junior closing night party hosted by the folks at DreamWorks Animation. Organizers reported that Junior had over 1,200 delegates, 500 buyers and over 1,100 programs available at its digital library this year. Cartoon Network also hosted a special lunch on Saturday, with a special appearance by Turner Broadcasting Kids CEO Stuart Snyder, who donned the iconic hat worn by Adventure Time‘s Finn to celebrate the show’s phenomenal popularity worldwide.

    Over the weekend, PGS Entertainment hit the jackpot at the MIP Junior screening room with two of it animated shows taking the top two spots in the most viewed shows list. French distributor PGS’ Ladybug and Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks were the most requested titles by buyers at the event. Foothill Entertainment’s Boy & the Dinosaur, Gaumont Animation’s Calimero, Red Kite’s Bradley and the Bee, 9 Story Ent.’s Numb Chucks and Zodiak Kids’ Extreme Football were some of the other hot titles.

  • ZAGTOON to produce ‘Knight Five’

    Jeremy Zag’s Paris-based tyke outfit Zagtoon is set to produce “Knight Five,” a series mixing live-action and CGI animation.

    Set in London, the €8 million ($10.1 million) English-language skein turns on five high school friends who make a discovery on Halloween night that gives them the power to turn into a vampire, ghost, werewolf, creature and witch, and protect the British capital from evil forces.

    “It’s similar to ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ but with a kids’ twist,” Zag told Variety at Gaul’s Annecy Animation Film Festival.

    The series will lense in Paris and Belgium and be co-produced by Sylvain Goldberg’s Nexus Factory.

    Zag heads Zagtoon with Jacqueline Tordjman, who spent the bulk of her career working with Haim Saban and brought such hit toon skeins as “Goldorak” and “Gadget and the Gadgetini” to Gallic TV.

    In other news,Zagtoon has enrolled Japan’s Toei Animation to co-produce “Miraculous” (working title), a Paris-set comedy-action series following the adventures of a justice-seeking teenage girl with super powers and a mysterious black cat.

    The $11.2 million show (previously titled “Lady Bug”), now in production, has a colorful manga style reminiscent of Toei’s cult toon skein, “Dragon Ball Z,” among others.

    Miraculous” is co-produced by Aton Soumache’s Method Animation (“The Little Prince”).

    Gallic commercial channel TF1 has pre-bought the series, which comprises 26 half-hours.

    Zag said, “Paris will finally have its superheroes.”

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