Saban Brands and Cirque du Soleil Média have announced that Funrise will be the global master licensee for the animated pre-school property.
The Cirque Du Soleil Junior Luna Petunia Netflix Original series for kids will premiere in late 2016, exclusively for Netflix subscribers worldwide. Inspired by the creativity and artistry of the Cirque Du Soleil brand, the new series chronicles the adventures of a girl named Luna Petunia who lives in the real world, but plays in the fantastical world of Amazia.
A full range of pre-school toys will hit the US retail market in autumn 2017, with categories including dolls, accessories, playsets and bubble machines, as well as plush, role-play, dress-up and more.
“We’re excited to have Funrise on board as the master toy partner for Cirque Du Soleil Junior Luna Petunia and, as experts in the toy space, the company will no doubt create an innovate toy line to accompany this new series,” said Janet Hsu, chief executive officer of Saban Brands.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Saban Brands and Cirque du Soleil Média on such a magical and playful new series,” added King Cheung, CEO of Funrise. “We know imaginations will instantly be ignited once the new Cirque Du Soleil Junior Luna Petunia series premieres, and we can’t wait to debut the new line to help inspire kids to create their very own imaginative adventures.”