4Kids Entertainment International has been appointed the global licensing agent for "J.V. The Extraordinary Adventures of Jules Verne," an animated series developed by Lux Vide in cooperation with Rai Fiction and Musicartoon, which debuts spring 2013.
The show imagines that the author of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Centre of the Earth lived through the experiences he described in his works of fiction.
The licensing and merchandising program will include toys, games, interactive and collectibles, followed by back-to-school, apparel and accessories. A style guide is available.
"'The Extraordinary Adventures of Jules Verne' combines funny and exciting scripts with sumptuous production values, well-developed characters and brand equity for the Jules Verne classic literary works," says Sandra Vauthier-Cellier, managing director, 4Kids Entertainment International. "This gives us a solid platform to work from and we are looking forward to presenting the property to the global licensing community."