Cannes – October 13 th 2008
Cyber Group Animation and Disney Latin America have just signed an agreement including two high-potential properties: Ozie Boo and Manon, Ozie Boo to be aired on Playhouse Disney across the continent. Ozie Boo is a world hit that has already been translated into 22 languages and has been sold over the last three years to about 150 countries. Its success stems from the cute aspect of the three D characters, which kids love and from the stories, which are not just about storytelling but do transmit values dear to families all around the world, as the theme of the series is “learn to live together”. Manon is a brand new series planned for delivery in December 2008. Manon, a co-production with French studio Planet Nemo and Canadian based Sardine Productions is a cute adaptation of a hit book series, showcasing a small girl living on a farm with many animal friends. The nature of the stories, the quality of the image, which, while in 3D to improve fluidity and grace in that movements has a special 2D look, makes it unique. “We are very excited of this new collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Latin America. We spend a lot a time developing characters which children can identify to and we do place a lot of importance on delivering high quality series and transmitting real values to kids around the world.” says Pierre Sissmann, President of Cyber Group Animation. Carole Brin, Head of International Sales adds “The ratings of Ozie Boo are very good worldwide and we have no doubt that the kids in Latin America will also love sharing the adventures of our beloved penguins”.