Cannes, October 5th 2009.
At MIPCOM Junior, Cyber Group Studios announces the production launch of the new « Ozie Boo ! – Learn to live together » series, winner of the TV France International Export Prize 2008, mainly about making children more aware of ecology. This new project is made in partnership with WWF France which brings its scientific knowledge to the series.
The Ozie Boos are back again with the new series produced by Cyber Group Studios « Ozie Boo! Saves the Planet » (78×4’), coproduced with TIJI, and the main theme is about learning how to live in harmony with our planet earth. Thus, the series is a fun, optimistic way to teach 2‐5 year olds about ecology with the Ozie Boos and their friends, with high quality live video footage in the background. With Club Panda’s (WWF) active participation and provision of content, three major themes are developed: the animal world, daily reservation of the environment and the discovery of the planet. «I am particularly proud that our Ozie Boos, today present worldwide, have joined forces with the WWF in order to defend such values as ecology and protection of the environment. « It’s so important for children growing up today, who will be grown men and women tomorrow », declares Pierre Sissmann, President of Cyber Group Studios, « and I’d like to thank the WWF teams for trusting us with this project and offering us their scientific knowledge of the chosen themes. » « Airing on Tiji for years, the Ozie Boos have been teaching children how to live with each other every day ; it’s therefore natural for them to explain ecological issues in an entertaining way to our younger viewers » explains Pierre Belaisch, Director of Programming and Channels at Lagardère Active. We are thrilled about the collaboration on this new season of “Ozie Boo! Save the Planet” with Cyber Group Studios. It is important to increase as soon as possible young generations’ awareness of environmental issues” says Serge Orru, Managing Director of WWF France. The worldwide release will be in Autumn 2010, the series has already been presold to more than fifty countries, including Latin America, Canada, Norway, and the Middle East, etc…..