Paris, November 8th 2012. “ZOU” awarded first prize in Television Animation at the 29th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF).
The Chicago International Children's Film Festival, the oldest and largest festival of films for children in North America, took place for its 29th edition, from October 26 to November 4, 2012. Cyber Group Studios’ preschool series “Zou” (52x11’) was among the 246 films selected for screening. In its Animated Television Program Category, “Zou” was granted the 1st Children’s Jury Prize.
The series, produced by Cyber Group Studios and Scrawl Studios for Disney EMEA , is based on a book by Michel Gay, already distinguished by the ‘’Parents’ Choice Awards’’ in the USA. The animated preschool series, touching all themes of early childhood, follows the adventures of a lovable 5-year old zebra Zou, together with his family and friend Elzee living in a “Zebra town”.
Sold in more than 120 territories, the series featuring the young zebra Zou is already very successful across the world. The premiere of “Zou” in the UK in May 2012, became the second best launch ever of Disney Junior.