Cannes, October 2nd 2010.
At the occasion of the 2010 MIPCOM, WWF-FRANCE France, TiJi and Cyber Group Studios, the original creator of the award-winning pre-school series Ozie Boo, featuring a group of five penguins and their arctic friends, announce the world-wide launch of Ozie Boo “Save the Planet”, a 78X5’ CGI pre-school series focusing on environment.
Ozie Boo “Save the planet”, coproduced with French pre-school network TiJi, aims at explaining to young kids through an interactive way, the environmental issues facing their future. Mixing animation and live-action high definition images, the series covers four major themes such as species in danger, natural resources and climate, protection of the planet and pollution. Benefitting from the editorial advice of WWF-FRANCE experts, Ozie Boo “Save the planet”, which has been close to two years in the making, presents facts in an interactive and entertaining way to young children geared at stimulating their interest on the world they live in. WWF-France is very proud to be part of this initiative which aims at further educating children about the environmental challenges facing the world in which they live in. “Today’s children will become tomorrow’s eco-citizens; they are particularly sensitive to the nature and to the flora and fauna condition when they discover the world’s beauty. TiJi had to make available to families and teachers a series to sensitize children to little gestures that have large effects on the health of our Earth, through characters that they know and appreciate, declares Caroline Adelus, Director of the network. The Co-production team of Lagardere’s TV division has heavily invested on the content to offer tailormade to our viewers, combined with the WWF-FRANCE scientists’ knowledge and the talent of Cyber Group Studios: the series is of outstanding quality… This program is a gem… and will be aired on TiJi.” “We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with WWF-FRANCE and TiJi on this very exciting series, says Pierre Sissmann, President of Cyber Group Studios who adds, It is important that the kids of today think about the world of tomorrow they need to respect and protect and we hope that the Ozie Boos already present in over 160 countries will help contribute to that objective” Ozie Boo “Save the planet” which is debuting this Fall on TiJi in France has already been presold to over 20 countries around the world to broadcasters such as Radio Canada, Astro in Malaysia, MTV3 in Finland, Spectrum in Indonesia, Canal Panda in Portugal, Irib in Iran, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel in Middle East, TiJi for CIS, ATE in Lebanon, Content Union in Kazakhstan, TV5 Monde for worldwide broadcast… who all have a strong mission in children edutainment.