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Disney Channels U.S. acquires ZAG Heroez’ CGI action-comedy series Ghostforce

Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has licensed its action-comedy series Ghostforce to Disney Channels U.S. Created and produced by Jeremy Zag, the supernatural series for kids aged 6–10 follows three junior-high school students who form a secret team to defend their city from the ghastly ghouls haunting it. Ghostforce premiered on 4 October on Disney XD, with new episodes debuting weekdays until October 15.

Disney Channels has licensed 52 eleven-minute episodes of Ghostforce for North America, Japan and India, adding to the existing deals with Disney Channel EMEA, Russia and the Middle East. Ghostforce had its world premiere in France on TF1 on 28 August this year, and Disney Channel has already debuted the series in Germany and Israel, with additional territories rolling out this autumn.

Ghostforce follows junior-high students  Liv, Andy and Mike, who with each mission transform into Myst, Fury and Krush, superheroes armed with the powers of the ghosts they capture and high-tech gadgets invented by brilliant scientist Ms. Jones. They are the only ones who have the ability to hunt down the ghosts and fight them… before they hurry back to school so they don’t miss the next science class.

A toy line for the series from ZAG Lab and Playmates will be available in 2022.