Sony Music Announces Animated Series With World Champion Lionel Messi

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Sony Music Entertainment have confirmed that a new animated series about Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi is in the works. The multinational company’s premium content division signed an agreement with Leo Messi Management SL to develop an original production that is inspired by the world champion.

The international series will follow Messi as “a child confronting obstacles while traveling throughout a video game.” The untitled project, mainly targeting children and young adults, will feature music created by Sony Music artists and will be available in multiple languages, including Spanish and English.

In a press release announcement, Messi stated: “Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved animated series and my kids are big fans of animated characters. Being able to participate in an animation project makes me happy, because it fulfills one of my dreams! I would like to thank Sony Music for joining this project and we hope that everyone will like the result, especially the girls and the boys.”

The executive vice president of Sony Music Entertainment’s Latin-Iberia region, Fernando Cabral, added: “It is a privilege for Sony Music to collaborate with Lionel Messi on this project to showcase the power and lessons of sports in partnership with the greatest football player of all time and one of the greatest athletes in history. We look forward to bringing this heartwarming and humbling series to screens for audiences of all ages around the world.”

Over the course of his career, the Rosario native has broken many records and won almost every title in football history. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has become a global icon is highly recognized for his sportsmanship and passion for the game, a trait that will be highlighted in the upcoming series.

Messi had last earned his country, Argentina, a World Cup trophy. He is the only football player to have won seven Ballon d’Or awards, six FIFA World Player of the Year awards, six Golden Boots, and two World Cup Golden Balls.