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Disney closes intn’l deal for kids comedy Zip Zip

Zip ZipDisney has acquired animated comedy Zip Zip for a raft of its international channels.

The slapstick toon, which is aimed at 6-to-10s, will go out on Disney Channel in Italy, the Benelux and Russia in Europe.

Disney France has already prebought the series, which follows a trio of wild animals as they move to the big city disguised as domestic pets using zip-up costumes.

Outside of Europe, Disney Channel in Israel, India, South East Asia, Korea, Japan,  Australia and Latin America will also have the 52x13mins show.

Zip Zip hails from Paris-based producer and distributor Go-N, which struck the Disney deal.

It was originally commissioned by France Télévisions for France 3 where it will debut in early April. Early prebuyers included German net Super RTL, which started airing the series last week.

Having been the most-screened show at last October’s MIP Jr., Go-N has also sold the series to free-TV players SVT in Sweden, SIC in Portugal and pay services including DSTV kids in Africa.