A European leader in entertainment for children and young people
Planeta Junior is a company within Grupo Planeta and De Agostini, a European leader in the creation and commercialization of contents and entertainment properties for children and young adults. In its 18 years of history, the company has become a European benchmark in its business segment both for the variety and quality of its catalogue, made up of internationally successful properties, and for its ability to create its own content.
Its activity consists of the production and distribution of animated series and the commercialization of their derived rights (television, licensing and promotion). Planeta Junior builds entertainment properties from an international perspective by developing digital media strategies and consumer products.
Planeta Junior Catalogue
Planeta Junior's catalogue ranges from its own productions such as Gormiti, Pio rocks, Heidi 3D, La Abeja Maya, Mutant Busters, Sendokai, Egyxos and Bubble Bip to properties such as Miraculous: The adventures of Ladybug and Catnoir, Zak Storm, Super Wings, Wissper, Super 4, Mia and Me, Hello Kitty or Vicky the Viking 3D. Its portfolio also includes the most popular animation derived from Dreamworks Animation's big screen hits such as Trolls, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, The Penguins of Madagascar, Puss in Boots, and How to Train Your Dragon, among others.
In January 2016, Planeta Junior joined forces in a strategic alliance with the German company m4e, focusing on co-production, distribution and consumer products, thus strengthening its activity in central and northern Europe. Within this strategic agreement several properties of Planeta Junior and some new developments of m4e, such as The Beatrix Girls, are jointly produced. Both parties distribute their respective catalogues of audiovisual rights. Planeta Junior focuses mainly on France and southern Europe, while m4e covers central and northern Europe. Both companies jointly manage content for the rest of the world.
In 2017 Planeta Junior, Method and Zag Animation signed an agreement for the co-production of new Zag Heroes animated series, including Miraculous: The Adventures of Ladybug and Catnoir and Zak Storm, both properties whose licensing programs are already run by Planeta Junior in their territories.
In January 2018, an alliance was forged with Cottonwood Media for the development, production and distribution of new content. Squish will be the first animated series of this agreement.
All these series cover a wide range of audiences, from pre-school (children from 2 to 5 years old) to children (from 6 to 10 years old).
Planeta Junior has a solid and stable team of professionals with extensive experience in the sector, who lead each of the company's business areas with extensive knowledge of the markets. Specifically, the company operates in 33 European countries and has sales subsidiaries in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Eastern Europe and Turkey. Also, since Planeta Junior has the rights for all the world's own productions, the company reaches territories outside Europe such as Latin America, Korea, Singapore, the Middle East (Bahrain, Egypt, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel...), among others.
Potential co-producers are sought in each country and work is done with local companies to develop the content. This allows to know more precisely the particularities of each territory and thus to generate a product suitable to the characteristics of the global public.
Planeta Junior has the confidence of national and international companies that incorporate in their strategies the commercialization of licensed products, a trend that during the last years has registered constant growths. From the beginning, important companies have wanted to license characters from the Planeta Junior catalogue to develop a product with an image in categories such as toys, food, accessories, stationery, personal care and merchandising.