'Redakai' toon distrib rights inked

PARIS — Zodiak Kids, the tyke fare production and sales arm of Zodiak Media Group, has closed a deal with Turner Broadcasting for the distribution of toon skein “Redakai: Conquer the Kairu.”

Turner will distribute the series to Cartoon Network Europe, Middle East and Africa (excluding Spain and French-speaking Europe), in early 2012.

The animated adventure series, which is produced by Marathon Media (“Totally Spies”) and Spin Master (“Bakugan”), targets boys aged 6 to 11, and turns on a boy studying ancient martial arts and his friend who travel the world fighting aliens.

“Redakai” bowed on Cartoon Network U.S. in July.

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