Paris / Moscow – Friday June 12th, 2020: Cyber Group Studios, the leading European animated entertainment company, and the historical Russian State animation studio Soyuzmultfilm are thrilled to announce their new partnership to create the first ever French and Russian joint label of animated programs “CYBER SOYUZ JUNIOR”, targeting the preschool audience around the world.
Both companies will put together their expertise, talents, skills and resources to create high quality 2D animation programs, merging classic style and new talent. The brand-new preschool series “Orange Moo Cow" is currently in production and several projects including “Squared Zebra” are in development under the newly created label “CYBER SOYUZ JUNIOR”. Both series are targeting children 3 to 6 years old. Cyber Group Studios will be the worldwide distributor of the new label, outside of Russia, where the two series have already been acquired by the Russian Federation broadcaster Channel 1.
“Orange Moo Cow" (52x7’2D HD) is a very sweet animated comedy series for preschoolers about family, friendship and love. The series follows the daily life of Zoh, an energetic 6-years-old cow, and her little brother Boh, a sensitive and curious 4-year-old bull. Along with their loving family - Mommy Cow and Father Bull and their young friends -Cathy the Cat, Grey the Wolf and many others, Zoh and Boh turn their everyday life into fun and exciting adventures as they try to find answers to their many questions! A sweet and fun show for kids all around the world.
“Squared Zebra " (78x7’2D HD) is a brand new preschool animated TV series aimed at kids from 3 to 5 years old. This new series follows the daily adventures of Checkery the zebra, a friend like no other who encourages others to open up. With her friends Polly the zebra, Rodion the elephant, Gosha the crocodile, Pasha the ostrich and his little brother Petya the Litlle egg, they learn to overcome their differences and embrace life in all its diversity and beauty. Every day, their island has something in store for them, be it an adventure or a discovery! They are young and playful, and each character has a unique personality. Preschoolers can easily relate to these unique characters in their good sides, flaws, behavior, and the situations they find themselves in.
Founded nearly one hundred years ago, Soyuzmultfilm has been producing over 1500 cartoons that have been successful in Russia and across the world. The studio is specialized in the creation of animated TV series and feature films and well-known for its 2D animation skills. Cyber Group Studios, also established with a strong reputation in creating and animating in France both 2D and CGI series, is proud to announce the creation of this new label and to strengthen its business relationship with this historical and key player studio. “CYBER SOYUZ JUNIOR” will soon welcome more high-quality programs that are currently in development.
Pierre Sissmann, President and CEO of Cyber Group Studios’ says, “I am very proud of our association with the famous Soyuzmultfilm studio. Based on our joint experience and traditions, it offers an immense possibility to merge both storytelling and animation talents from both the French and the Russian culture and create programs that will travel the world and hopefully help children.”
Yuliana Slashcheva, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Soyuzmultfilm" film studio adds, “Cooperation with a partner like Cyber Group Studios is a strategically important milestone in the history of development of Soyuzmultfilm Studio, the oldest Russian film studio with rich traditions of the author's school. Working with our French colleagues, real professionals in the field of animation industry, gives us invaluable experience in producing world-class projects. I am confident that together we will be able to create extraordinary cartoon series and full-length films, which will become the flagships of the world industry and will be loved by children around the world.”