Cannes, October 5th 2009.
Cyber Group Studios has just inked an agreement with the Australian based company Burberry Productions for the distribution of the Emmy‐Award winning series Animalia. Based on the acclaimed best‐selling picture book by Graeme Base, the show is a 40 half‐hour highend CGI children’s animation series produced for the BBC, CBBC, Ten Network Australia, PBS and CBC.
The series features two contemporary kids, Zoe and Alex, who visit the extraordinary land of Animalia, a spectacular place inhabited by talking animals from the pages of Graeme Base’s classic book. Thanks to a strong presence already established in the distribution of youth programming, Cyber Group Studios will be handling the worldwide sales of TV, Home Video, and Licensing of the hit‐series and has already initiated deals in some new territories. Ewan Burnett, Executive Producer, said: “Burberry and Animalia Productions are delighted to be placing our series in the hands of Cyber Group for international distribution and licensing. Cyber are rapidly becoming one of the market leaders in children’s branding and we believe “Animalia” will sit very well in their catalogue and market strategy. “Animalia” has already achieved considerable success around the world and we look forward to working with Cyber to take the show to the next level”. “Animalia is a ground‐breaking series for 6 to 10 years old with a strong appeal for buyers seeking for top quality programming with action, adventure, and fun. With a current presence in more than 100 markets and very high ratings, we are very excited to continue to extend the franchise internationally“declares Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios. “We are proud to have been selected by Animalia Productions to represent this award‐winning property”, says Carole Brin, Director of International TV Sales at Cyber Group Studios, “and we look forward to keeping on building the brand with our offices throughout the world”.