Cyber Group Studios and historical Russian State animation studio Soyuzmultfilm have announced 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.
“I am very proud of our association with the famous Soyuzmultfilm studio,” says Pierre Sissmann, president and chief executive officer, Cyber Group Studios. “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.”
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.
“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,” says Yuliana Slashcheva, chairman, board of directors, Soyuzmultfilm. “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.”