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FANTASY PATROL GOT THE GOLDEN MOUSE AWARD

Опубликовано: 01.08.2018 в 12:51

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Myshkin town awarded the animated series Fantasy Patrol the Golden Mouse prize! This is the main award of the town for special contribution to its prosperity, and also to literature, music, theatre, cinema, and other art forms related to Myshkin!

The prize was given to Anastasiya Chernova, the producer of the animated series.

FANTASY PATROL GOT THE GOLDEN MOUSE AWARD

FANTASY PATROL GOT THE GOLDEN MOUSE AWARD

Myshkin is quite fast developing in the field of tourism. The flow of tourists in 2017 reached 195000 of people, 275 motor ships and 1600 buses visited the town. Meanwhile, the town has only 5700 residents. Thus, It is more than 30 tourists for 1 resident. The Mouse festival is one of the key events of the year, and this day the town becomes even more attractive for tourists!

FANTASY PATROL AND MYSHKIN TOWN

It is here, in Myshkin town, the action of the Fantasy Patrol animated series takes place. The series is produced by Parovoz studio and adapted by Digital Television for international screening.

The premiere took place on Russian TV channels MOOLT, ANI, and Tlum HD in May 2016. Its TV audience has a total of tens millions of people. The cartoon has become one of the main hits of 2016 on Youtube.

Today the series is translated into 10 languages and keeps winning hearts of audience in Europe and Asia.

Publishing house Interactive Moolt released three games for IOS and Android based on story of fairies.

In 2017, Fantasy Patrol has reached the final of contest at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. It received Russian national animation prize Ikar for winning in Startup nomination. The series was chosen to participate in Shanghai International TV Festival. It was rewarded with a prestigious prize CYBER SOUSA at Xiamen International Animation Film Festival in China.

In 2018, Fantasy Patrol won four Multimir prizes: as the best series in jury’s opinion, for the best female character (Snowy) in audience’s opinion, for the best song (Believe in Yourself), and for the toy of the year (dolls by Gulliver company).

And now — the Golden Mouse prize! Parovoz animation studio expresses appreciation and love to the town of Myshkin!

Fairies, let’s do it!

Fantasy Patrol animated series has become the leader of tv viewing in Sweden!

Опубликовано: 01.08.2018 в 12:48

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LARGE MEDIA GROUP BROADCASTS FANTASY PATROL

On June 12, the Fantasy Patrol animated series was premiered on one of the most popular kid’s channels in Sweden — SVT Barnkanalen. It was a great success — Fantasy Patrol attracted the biggest audience the channel ever had and became one of the most popular events of June!

Sweden viewers fell in love with fairy friends and mysterious Myshkin town from the first episode. According to media measurements of Mediamätning i Skandinavien company, each episode of Fantasy Patrol gathered the largest audience ever and became the leader of TV viewing in Sweden. The channel has already shown four episodes of the animated series. Fantasy Patrol is aired in the morning summer slots (traditional time for animation premieres) and is repeated in the evening prime time.

 

PRIME TIME BROADCAST

The first episode shown in the evening prime time gathered the share of viewers in 8,9% and became the leader with 1,3% rating among the whole audience over 3 years of age. Fantasy Patrol, thus, proves to be the most popular show on Swedish kids & family channels such as Disney, Cartoon Network Nordic, Nickelodeon, Disney XD, Nick Jr, NickToons, Cartoon Network Sweden.
The second episode of the Russian animated series aired in the morning was watched by every fifth TV viewer representing the highest share ever — 22,6% and 1,3% rating (all viewers were over 3 years). Fantasy Patrol again became the most popular show of the day on STV Barnkanalen and on all other kids channels as well.

Children’s audience in Sweden showed an incredible percentage watching Fantasy Patrol! The morning premiere of the second episode gathered so much viewers from 3 to 14 years old that rating became 7,3%, and its share — 85,3%! Almost 9 from 10 young viewers opted for the Russian series.

Such high ratings made Fantasy Patrol one of the most popular show of SVT Barnkanalen in June. The morning air of the fourth episode with share 18,1% and rating 1,6% came in third that day and entered the top five of the channel’s shows in June.

The managers of SVT Barnkanalen do not conceal their joy and assure that success of the Russian animated series was quite predictable.

«We fell in love with Fantasy Patrol and adventures of the brave girls, friends helping each other in everything!»

— tells Helena Nylander, programme director at SVT Barnkanalen.

«The professionals managing Barnkanalen know how to choose the best projects which could attract a big audience. This is why Barnkanalen remains a number one channel for children in Sweden. We are happy the Russian series Fantasy Patrol became very popular from the first episode and leads on the TV market of Sweden»

— comments Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO of Signal Media, which is the exclusive distributor of Digital Television’s projects outside Russia.

«The overseas success of the cartoon Fantasy Patrol opens for us a new market of licensed goods for kids. We actively negotiate with international distributors and plan to please fans of the series with toys in Sweden and other countries»

— says Alexander Sablukov, CEO of 0+ Media company.

The animated series Fantasy Patrol was created by Parovoz animation studio by request of Digital Television group and adapted for international sales by 0+ Media company.

SWEDEN LIKES OUR CARTOONS

The premiere of «Fantasy Patrol» animation series was held in May 2016 on Russian TV channels. Its television audience in Russia is estimated to be tens of millions of viewers. The series became one of the main hits of 2016 on Youtube.

At the end of March this year, Fantasy Patrol got to the final round of the animation festival. That takes place in the prestigious International Festival of Animated Films in Annecy (France).

In November of the same year, the series received a prestigious prize CYBER SOUSA at Xiamen International Animation Film Festival in China.

In 2018, Fantasy Patrol won a Multimir prize as the best animation series in jury’s opinion.

ABOUT FANTASY PATROL

The series tell the story about the incredible, exciting adventures of four young fairies. Helena, Valery, Mary and Snowy, and teaches friendship, faith in good and miracles. A mobile game was developed based on the series, where you can choose your fairy and play together with your friends. New cool adventures of heroines can be downloaded via App Store and Google Play.

Studio Parovoz is a triumphant winner of Multimir award 2018

Опубликовано: 02.06.2018 в 15:51

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On 30 May, in the first day of Multimir festival, the winners of Russian industrial award in animation and licensing Multimir were announced during the ceremony that took place at 75 pavilion of VDNH. The winners were determined by results of the open voting on the festival’s site and upon the decision of the professional jury — experts in children’s television, animation, and representatives of children’s goods industry.

OUR AWARDS

This time, the representatives of Parovoz studio walked up to the podium more often than other nominees. We got the star statuettes for Fantasy Patrol project as the best series in jury’s opinion, for Littlefox from Be-Be-Bears and Snowy from Fantasy Patrol as the best female characters in jury’s and audience’s opinion, and for the song Believe in Yourself from Fantasy Patrol upon the jury’s decision.The Fantasy Patrol dolls also were called the toy of the year. They are produced by Gulliver company under licence from 0+Media company.

MULTIMIR AWARD

Multimir award is organised by VGTRK holding, Digital Television company, Russian Animated Film Association, and 0+Media company to stimulate the professional growth in Russian animation and children’s industry and to increase the share of children’s goods produced under the animation licences in Russian market.

The audience of Hungary will see animated series «Leo and Tig» on MTVA net

Опубликовано: 20.05.2018 в 15:50

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The largest national media holding of Hungary has acquired media rights to the animated series «Leo and Tig».
The series Leo and Tig is produced by Parovoz studio on VGTRK request and adapted for international sales by Digital Television. The broadcast deal for the animated series is made between national media holding of Hungary MTVA and Signal Media company that distributes the content adapted by Digital Television.
It is not the first time that Hungarian broadcaster marks out Russian animated series. In February 2017, MTVA purchased 250 episodes of such popular projects as Be-Be-Bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern.
Holding MTVA controls six television channels including kids&family channel M2 and online cinema Teleteka.hu which has separate module of films and shows for children.

LEO & TIG ANIMATED SERIES

Leo and Tig is a story how leopard Leo, tiger Tig, and their friends live. Every day little animals play, have fun and make new discoveries. Friends explore amazing nature and phenomena of Primorsky Krai, learn something new about the world around them and its inhabitants. With twisted adventures, Leo and Tig learn to be kind, friendly, to help each other and respect the nature.

ABOUT THE CARTOON

Main characters portray real and rare species of cat family listed in the Red Book. Today there are about 520 of Amur tigers and less than 80 of Far Eastern leopards left in Russia.
Leo and Tig premiered on MOOLT and Tlum HD channels on October 2016. The cartoon has become one of the main hits of the year on Youtube service. Today television audience of the animated series reaches tens of millions of people. On march 2017, Leo and Tig was rewarded with a special prize from Reed Midem Company in the category Animated Series with the Largest International Potential during the 22 Open Russian Animated Film Festival in Suzdal. International analytic company Eurodata TV Worldwide noted high technology process of production of the Russian animated series.
Interactive Moolt publishing house released educational mobile app based on Leo and Tig animated series. Children with their friends can play any of the characters. Adventures of the heroes that have not been filmed yet are available in App Store and Google Play.

17 millions of people in the Netherlands are going to see «Leo and Tig» animated series

Опубликовано: 08.05.2018 в 15:48

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The largest in the Netherlands state broadcaster NPO has acquired media rights for Leo and Tig translation. The agreement has been concluded with Signal Media company that distributes the content adapted by Digital Television.

NPO – THE LARGEST MEDIA CORPORATION

Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (Dutch Public Broadcasting Foundation) is a state television and radio broadcasting company and the largest media corporation of the country. It manages three generalist channels and six thematic projects such as youth channel NPO 101, documentary and educational NPO Cultura, informational and political NPO Politiek and NPO Nieuws, and NPO Zapp Xtra – children’s channel which content profile will be complemented by Leo and Tig. Dutch media holding also contains 15 radio stations and several internet portals.

LEO & TIG ANIMATED SERIES

Leo and Tig is a story how leopard Leo, tiger Tig, and their friends live. Every day little animals play, have fun and make new discoveries. Friends explore amazing nature and phenomena of Primorsky Krai, learn something new about the world around them and its inhabitants. With twisted adventures, Leo and Tig learn to be kind, friendly, to help each other and respect the nature.

ABOUT THE CARTOON

Main characters portray real and rare species of cat family listed in the Red Book. Today there are about 520 of Amur tigers and less than 80 of Far Eastern leopards left in Russia.
Leo and Tig premiered on MOOLT and Tlum HD channels on October 2016. The cartoon has become one of the main hits of the year on Youtube service. Today television audience of the animated series reaches tens of millions of people. On march 2017, Leo and Tig was rewarded with a special prize from Reed Midem Company in the category Animated Series with the Largest International Potential during the 22 Open Russian Animated Film Festival in Suzdal. International analytic company Eurodata TV Worldwide noted high technology process of production of the Russian animated series.
Interactive Moolt publishing house released educational mobile app based on Leo and Tig animated series. Children with their friends can play any of the characters. Adventures of the heroes that have not been filmed yet are available in App Store and Google Play.

Evgeny Golovin Won an IKAR Award as the Best Producer of Animated Films

Опубликовано: 14.04.2018 в 15:46

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Evgeny Golovin, the author of the new animated series Cutie Cubies, Woodventures, F.A.S.T., and of the many other cartoons of Parovoz Studio is recognised as the best producer of the year!

IKAR — National animation award

Creators of the best Russian cartoons of 2017 were awarded at the ceremony that took place at Moscow Young Generation Theatre on 9 April. Evgeny Golovin, creative director of Parovoz Studio, got the IKAR Award as the best producer of the year for the creation of several successful animated series and their breakthrough to audience.

In the past year alone, Parovoz Studio released premieres of such series as Cutie Cubies, Woodventures, and F.A.S.T. under the creative guidance of Evgeny Golovin. Projects are made on request of Digital Television company and are being successfully showed on Moolt, Tloom HD, and Mama channels. One can also find new series of these and other cartoons in Moolt in Cinema anthology and in Moolt mobile app.

New animation series from Parovoz animation studio

Woodventures is a musical animated series for preschoolers. The main characters are wooden toys that live in small wooden town. Each character has a home that reflects the personality of the owner. The toys, along with the audience, experience different adventures, overcome difficulties, and always in a playful way learn to be friends and to help each other. In Russia, Woodventures had become popular even before they were showed on TV. Users spent 4,215,831 minutes on Woodventures watching during the first month of showing in Moolt mobile app — this is about 8 years in total! Series got 9 million views in the first month on YouTube!

Cutie Cubies is a story about four funny cubic aliens who get to earth after the shipwreck. Here, they meet girl Lera.  Everyday cubies explore the world of Earth inhabitants and deal with various life situations — they clean up the room, wash dishes, and make little ships.

In F.A.S.T. animated series, there is a struggle between the clans of two super villains: the Rhinoceros Hehemon and the Nuclear Monkey Darwin. Obsessed with power hunger, they have made the world a battlefield and probably they would have been destroyed it long ago. But here comes Special Team of Fearless Animals, F.A.S.T. for short! The team’s motto is «One is a claw, together is a paw!»

Parovoz Studio is currently producing 10 animated series: Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Be-Be-Bears, Heroes of Envell, Cutie Cubies, Woodventures, F.A.S.T., Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, and Rolando Locomotov. They regularly become nominees and winners of Russian and international festivals.

Latest achievement

For example, Paper Tales and Fantasy Patrol were recognised as the Best Overseas Animated Series at Xiamen International Animation Festival (China). In 2016, Be-Be-Bears series got into the top-15 of the most popular projects of international television market MIPJUNIOR, won Grand Prix of XXI Open Russian Festival of Animated Films as the best animated series, and received people’s choice award at X Big Cartoon Festival.

Fantasy Patrol was selected for competition program of Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2017, received an IKAR award as the best startup. Heroes of Envell has become the first Russian series in history that was chosen for world premiere by organisers of MIPJUNIOR  international TV market. The series entered top-20 of the most popular projects of MIPJUNIOR 2017.

Russian Animation IKAR Award has been given for achievements in the area of animation cinema and for professional contribution to development of animation from 2014. The awards creation was initiated by Open Russian Festival of Animated Films – the main professional forum of Russian animation. The Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and Animated Film Association are also among funding members. Sergey Kapkov is the artistic director of the award.

Children’s video service Moolt was launched on the territory of South and North America

Опубликовано: 08.04.2018 в 15:44

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Parovoz Studio’s animated series that Russia, Europe, and Asia have fallen in love with will become available for American children now with Moolt app.

Dmitriy Mednikov, Deputy Director General of VGTRK, announced the launch of childrens video service Moolt on the territory of South and North America on 3 April. Moolt video service is an adapted in English and Spanish version of  Russian «Мульт» app that was released two years ago. According to data of Digital Television, Russian users uploaded it approximately 5 millions times through App Store and Google Play. Moolt is also available for uploading on these sources now.

Moolt app content

So far there are 30 hours of animated content including animated series of Parovoz Studio on new video service. Choice of content will be widening since localisation of content is being done almost simultaneously with its production. Digital Television and 0+ Media are concerned with Moolts promotion. Moolt will also be promoted through localised mobile games created on the basis of our cartoons by Moolt Interactive publishing house.

Its interesting that Moolt is the first and only Russian video service abroad not for Russian but for local audience.

Alexander Prazdnikov, International Business Development Head, ivi.ru, reminds that ivi service was launched in the CIS area in 2015, and in 2017, it has become available for users in 180 countries including the USA, Israel, Canada, and Europe. According to him, potential foreign audience is 10-30 millions of Russian-speaking users, because ivi offers films and series of domestic production for viewers abroad.

App market in USA

North American media market is characterised not only by tough competitiveness but by high capacity to pay as well. The audience got used to pay for content here. As to Southern American market, it is one of the fastest-growing markets. Childrens content is quite universal and often doesnt require any specific adaptation except translation. Success of our animated series abroad proves it.

Animated series of Parovoz Studio will be broadcasted in the largest online cinemas of China

Опубликовано: 18.03.2018 в 15:41

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On 15 March, Russian media group Digital Television Russia made at once several biggest deals selling media rights for the largest pool of cartoons in history with the volume more than 550 series! The deals were the biggest of a kind in the history of Russia and China. They will be soon available for subscribers of the major online cinemas of China: Tencent video, iQIYI, and Mango TV, the total audience of which exceeds 1 billion of viewers a month.

Chinese VODs will broadcast our animated series

Seven animated series of Parovoz Studio such as Be-be-bears, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Magic Lantern, Rolando Locomotov, Woodventures, Cutie Cubies will be placed on the video platform of iQIYI online cinema which audience is more than 500 millions of people per month.

More about Tencent corporation

Tencent corporation, that is among the largest in capitalization world’s media companies, will also place 10 animated series of our studio such as Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, F.A.S.T., Magic Lantern, Rolando Locomotov, Woodventures, Cutie Cubies, and Heroes of Envell on its resources. Tencent actively promotes the QQ network for fast messages, WeChat system for text and voice messages, and one of the largest online cinemas Tencent Video. Monthly audience of the video platform exceeds 450 millions of people.

The same animated series will be available for more than 80 millions of active users of Mango TV internet service created by Hunan Broadcasting System and Hunan Satellite TV.

Serious deal for russian animation industry

Animated series produced by Parovoz Studio were adapted by Digital Television for promotion on China territory. The cartoons were translated and voiced in Chinese, graphics and scenario were changed according to cultural specificities of the country. Negotiating and purchase process were handled by Signal Media, an exclusive distributor of Digital Television content.

«In terms of international strategy of brand promotion, asian countries, where a half of world’s population live, are the priority for us. Undisputably, Chinese market stands alone as the largest market in Asia. We have been preparing our brands for entry to this market thoroughly adapting and dubbing them for national audience for two years. Partnership with the major video platforms of China is the highest evaluation of our work! Selling of the biggest pool of Russian cartoons to Chinese online cinemas with billion viewers makes this event historically significant for the whole domestic industry of animation. It is necessary to point out that video content is a part of promotion strategy for our animation brands. The games for smartphones based on our cartoons are already available and even popular on the territory of China»

Dmitriy Mednikov, chairman of board of directors, Digital Television company, said.

«Closing the deal with such video giants as Tencent video, iQIYI and Mango TV allows 10 animation brands to meet audience more than one billion of people. It is a great success for us, and yet a very serious challenge in content promotion on world’s media market!»

— Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO of Signal Media, reported.

The third anniversary of Be-be-bears!

OUR FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES BE-BE-BEARS CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY!

Viewers could watch the first episode of Be-be-bears on the Russian cinema screens within Moolt in Cinema project on 21 March 2015. By now, more than 150 episodes have been released for the last three years! It is already three years that Bucky and Bjorn began sharing their funny adventures in an entertaining way on Moolt and Tloom HD channels that are parts of Digital Television group (VGTRK and Rostelecom).
The cartoon tells young audience about true friendship, kindness, and love for nature. Brown bear Bucky and polar bear Bjorn, Chiky, Littlefox and other faithful friends learn to get along and to experience together all adventures.

BE-BE-BEARS AROUND THE WORLD

The series have won the viewers hearts not only in Russia, but all around the world as well during this period.
Global conquest of international market began in October 2016 with the ambitious launch on the top world markets MIPJunior and MIPCOM (Cannes, France).
Russian animated series Be-be-bears got into the top-15 of the most demanded TV projects for children in the world, according to results of MIPJunior’s screening.
Media rights for animated series were acquired by TV channels and cinemas across the world in less than a year.
Be-be-bears are translated into 10 the most popular languages including English, Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi. Little viewers from the USA, North Africa, Middle East met the characters of animated series and became so fond of them. Be-be-bears launched in China with a great success. More than 6 billions viewers watched the cartoons on the web sight of the biggest Chinese video streaming operator LeEco in the first three days.
Be-be-bears attract big family audience to TV screens, occupy leading positions in ratings, moreover, professionals of the industry appreciated the quality of animation. In 2016, Be-be-bears was honored with Grand Prix of 23rd Open Russian Animation Film Festival in Suzdal. Series also won in viewers voting in the category Morning Series with a Cup of Cacao and a Bun within 10th Big Cartoon Festival.
Nowadays, Be-be-bears series are more than just cartoons. The cartoon has its own licensed products, 7 games for smartphone and tablets.

BE-BE-BEARS AND MULTIMIR

Bucky and Bjorn participated across the whole Russia in the annual major children’s festivals in the country «Multimir» and «Multimir. Bright Summer» which had more than 170 000 visitors in 2017! The bears took part in theatrical scenes, photographed with all who wished, and helped children to take a closer look at a fantasy world. Earlier, in 2016, Be-be-bears held their own winter Olympic Games – The Bears Competition with much success. In the end of 2017, the Moolt Store opened at the Riviera shopping mall in Moscow. There are more than 350 top selling licensed products based on Be-be-bears animated series.

DANCE WITH BUCKY AND BJORN

In april 2018, all the young fans will meet new dancing competition from the main characters Bucky and Bjorn.
The Digital Television children’s channels will arrange a marathon of stories about Be-be-bears for the birthday of favorite characters. Tloom HD channel starts celebrating on Saturday 17 March, from 06:00 till 18:30, and will continue up to 21 March inclusively.
Moolt channel scheduled Be-be-bears Day for 24 March from 06:00 till 19:00, and for 25 March from 10:00 till 14:00. During the week from 26 March to 1 April, young audience will watch favorite animated series in Be-be-bears blocks.
On Mooltimusic channel Be-be-bears Day will be on 21 March. Viewers will enjoy songs and dances in the company of favorite characters for the whole day!
Young viewers in Latin America will have the opportunity to watch the favorite Russian animated series on Moolt channel from 19 to 23 March at 08:00, 16:00, 20:00 and on 25 March from 10:00 till 18:00.

 

 

New game for iOS and Android: Be-be-bears in space

Опубликовано: 15.03.2018 в 15:39

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NEW MOBILE GAME

Bucky and Bjorn have managed to make their fondest dream come true – together with friends they went to cruise across an immense cosmos in a new game!

In February, Interactive Moolt publishing house released mobile app Be-be-bears in Space based on Be-be-bears animated series by Parovoz Studio. This is the third game about bears Bucky and Bjorn, and their friends. The app Be-be-bears in Space allows young players to fly on a cosmic ship. Or, for example explore the outer space, experience the state of weightlessness, and to observe stars. Together with favorite characters, children can make incredible discoveries, have fun, and go traveling through the galaxy!

OTHER GAMES ABOUT BE-BE-BEARS

The first two games have already gained the popularity. The Be-be-bears app has become the game of the year in 2016, and Be-be-bears – Planet of Creativity many times got into app ratings in Children category. The Be-be-bears in Space app has already become a leader in the number of installations on iPad. Developers think that the app’s success derived not only from animated series popularity, bright graphics, and attractive game mechanics, but also from the fact that Moolt Interactive provided Be-be-bears in Spaces with added reality. It allows players to get completely lost in atmosphere of space adventure!

Heroes of Envell: welcome to the virtual world

One can find everything in the animated series Heroes of Envell produced by Parovoz studio: exciting story, interesting characters and excellent humour. The series about four young gamers has already won hearts of many fans. It has also become the first Russian project in last 25 years premiered at MIP Junior television market in Cannes. Film director of the project Anton Lanshakov, design producer Sergey Moiseyev, and composer Alexander Billione helped us to understand specific features of Heroes of Envell.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Series poster

Heroes of Envell • Poster

WHAT INSPIRES YOU FOR CREATION OF THIS ANIMATED SERIES?

Anton Lanshakov: We try to create an adventure story. I always loved series with adventures where heroes were in a real danger. I took an example from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Dragon Hunters. To be honest, I watched only two episodes of The Last Airbender. It’s true that sometimes you draw inspiration even from few seconds of watching. I can add here Regular Show (there are unusual plots) and original Jumanji (comedy and adventure in the ideal proportion), and Time Masters.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Castle concept

Heroes of Envell • Castle concept

Alexander Billione: Exciting screenplay and realistic characters! Each time I start writing music for an episode it feels like I’m living it through together with the characters! I always want to know what is going to happen later!

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE SPECIAL THING IN HEROES OF ENVELL?

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • School teacher first fight

Heroes of Envell • School teacher first fight

Sergey Moiseyev: Evolving story, excellent atmosphere, gorgeous antagonist, jokes and plenty of easter eggs and references.

Anton Lanshakov: For me, it’s in realism! Okay, in real life, a giant lizard couldn’t animate exhibits in Cabinet of Curiosities with the help of clever devices — museum employees wouldn’t allow it! But the way the characters react to this and to many other events is way that anyone would react to it. I like that the action takes place here and now. I like that the characters have simple and familiar to everyone problems except fights with monsters. Yes, they have to save the teacher, but still they do have to go to school. So, the special thing is realism. Okay, realism and new outfits of Buckwheat. Okay, okay, new outfits of Buckwheat is a true special thing of the series.

Alexander Billione: I agree, the peculiarity of the series is that the characters very realistically perceive all events in the cartoon. For instance, in the first episode, when all main characters fell into the world of Envell they didn’t just begin to admire the unusual views, but asked themselves a number of logical questions such as «how did we get here» and «what is it».

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Player screen

Heroes of Envell • Player screen

ARE THE CHARACTERS BASED ON REAL PEOPLE?

Anton Lanshakov: Yes, Art, Vic, and Phil were modelled after my friends. Ilya is inspired by the neighbour living next to my dacha. And my sister was inspiration for Kira. That’s why relationships of Vic and Kira are very much like to those that I have with my sister. But Vic is not the only one that resembles me. All main characters were partially based on me. Many their personality traits are similar to mine. I’m as proud as Art, and as lazy as Phil. Morgarth is an exception. He’s completely made after me. I always loved bad guys in films.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Phil gamestream

Heroes of Envell • Phil gamestream

IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW WHETHER THOSE PEOPLE LIKE THE SERIES?

Anton Lanshakov: Funny, but only one of them has watched the series — the one who provided inspiration for Art. He saw an episode, heard his last name, and was surprised. He called me: «Hallo, Anton. There, in your series, a character has my last name. Is this me?» «Sure!» I replied. He said: «Cool!» There’s one more fan of the series now.

DO YOU LIKE PLAYING COMPUTER GAMES? WHAT GAMES INSPIRE YOU WHILE WORKING ON HEROES OF ENVELL?

Sergey Moiseyev: I adore computer games. Undoubtedly, the series is built on strong basis provided by games. The main narrative is made like in Online RPG. Animated inserts are inspired by immortal platformers. I won’t mention the games we were focused on. Let everybody imagine his own one.

Alexander Billione: Of course, I do love! It seems to me, the one who doesn’t love to play just hasn’t tried. Especially when there are games with entertainment and story as good as in films. But when composing soundtrack I drew inspiration from adventure fantastic films such as Back to the Future.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • 2D fight art

Heroes of Envell • 2D fight art

Anton Lanshakov: I always liked weird, bizarre games such as Earthworm Jim or crazy Alice, which is American McGee’s Alice. We used those games with a little-known Skullmonkeys and Oddworld series as a models when creating the world of Heroes. Metal Slug, previous Castlevania, and new Terraria games provided inspiration for 2D pixel inserts. I wanted the game to look retro, but still more visually interesting than old games of 80’s.

HEROES OF ENVELL ARE FULL OF PUZZLES AND EASTER EGGS, WHY? WHAT ARE THEY MADE FOR?

Anton Lanshakov: It’s simple, we put our favourite games as easter eggs. Except Mario. I don’t like it, but everybody knows: the series becomes cooler with a reference to Mario video games.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Backvit concept art

Heroes of Envell • Backvit concept art

WHAT’S YOUR ATTITUDE TO FANFICS, TO CREATIVE ACTIVITY OF FANS?

Anton Lanshakov: It’s wonderful, when our series inspires you to create something! This is the best thing that can happen to a producer of animated series. You don’t have any restrictions such as only 10 minutes for an episode. You are not constrained by your own plot. You are not constrained with the limits of your budget. You don’t have deadlines. I saw many fan arts, but I haven’t read any fanfics yet. I will do, when I end up the project. Because I’m sure, when I open the first page the initial thought will be: «That’s it. They did it better.»

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Morgarth 2D concept

Heroes of Envell • Morgarth 2D concept

Sergey Moiseyev: I don’t have enough time to keep an eye on fan communities of Heroes of Envell due to my constant occupation at the project. But I regularly visit some of them. I constantly follow the official group.

GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION ARE VERY PECULIAR IN HEROES OF ENVELL. SERGEY, WHAT GIVES YOU INSPIRATION IN ELABORATING THE STYLE OF THE PROJECT?

Sergey Moiseyev: The style firms up episode by episode. Each new episode is a challenge for us. We try to make it better and better every time. We strive to take into account modern tendencies and popular things. The cartoon is thoroughly worked out. Many aspects and details can’t be noticed when you watch it for the first time. Well, the Inspiration for me is what we get in the end, the final version. This happens again each new episode. Just like other viewers, I can’t wait to see what is going to happen, what will it look like.

HOW THE MUSIC STYLE OF HEROES OF ENVELL MAY BE DESCRIBED?

Александр Биллион — композитор мультсериала Герои Энвелла

Alexander Billione: Musical style of Heroes of Envell is a film score where elements of cyberpunk and fantasy are combined. We had agreed about that with Anton before the work on the project started, even before the theme song was written, because the fantasy game world of Heroes of Envell is filled with high technologies of future.

ALEXANDER, YOU WORK ON DIFFERENT ANIMATED SERIES, WHAT’S THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE WORK ON THIS PROJECT?

Партитура музыки из заставки Героев Энвелла

Alexander Billione: The main feature of my work on this project is that I write music for Heroes of Envell as though it were a real full-length film. But again, before I began writing music, we had considered this issue with Anton and decided that everything should be serious like in superhero movies.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR CHARACTERS? DO YOU HAVE THE FAVOURITE ONE?

Anton Lanshakov: I adore my characters. I’m happy and I’m worried for them as though I were one of them. It is a pure pleasure to write their dialogues. Most of all I like to write for Val.

Alexander Billione: Of course, I do love them! Before I begin composing I experience all their emotions and adventures in my mind. And my favourite character is Phil.

Sergey Moiseyev: How can you feel about your characters? No doubt, I do have my favourite ones, but in general, I think of all of them as old friends. We grew up together, we know all their secrets and vices. We have much in common, we love the same things. Art is my favourite character. He’s very daring and brave. Yeah, and he owns a shotgun. Though people often say that I resemble Phil.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Party 2D concept

Heroes of Envell • Party 2D concept

ANTON LANSHAKOV, AND ONE MORE QUESTION: HOW DID THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT BEGIN?

Anton Lanshakov: One day, Evgeny and I were playing in LittleBigPlanet. Evgeny is a creative producer of Parovoz studio. LittleBigPlanet is a console game. The game initially seems good and simple, but it turns out to be a complete nightmare in the end. Evgeny’s and mine characters were trapped between a hydraulic press and a girdle under power on the last level. A jump to the left — and the characters would be crushed by press. A jump to the right — and they would get shocked. It was a desperate, hopeless situation. The very situation when the most interesting ideas could be brought to life. We wondered. And suddenly we had an insight.

Heroes of Envell • Travelling into virtual world • Main characters concept

Heroes of Envell • Main characters concept

Evgeny said, «It would be great to make a series where the action takes place in a computer game». And I replied for that reasonably: «Yes, but not the whole action. It is better when one half is in a game and the other takes place in usual real world.» We forgot about the game and went to develop the idea. Then, half a year after that bad session in LittleBigPlanet, after dozens of versions and hundreds of written pages we were finally satisfied with the scenario and started creating the first episode. Okay, joking apart. The truth is that Evgeny said: «Anton, we should jump on the press when it comes above the girdle». And I replied reasonably: «Then we will be smashed against the ceiling.»

 

You can find more information about the animated series Heroes of Envell at our website!

Rolando Locomotov and Magic Lantern will be available for Africa and East

Опубликовано: 19.01.2018 в 15:36

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Russian cartoons «Magic Lantern» and «Rolando Locomotov» produced by Parovoz Animation Studio commissioned by VGTRK and adapted for international sales by 0+ Media,  will be available to viewers throughout the Middle East and North Africa on VOD platform of MBC Group  – the biggest broadcaster in the region.

MBC Group

MBC-Group

Portfolio of MBC Group includes 18 thematic channels, a few radio stations, online portals and the first in this region VOD platform, where Russians cartoons will be available. The agreement about acquisition of rights to broadcast animated series was signed between MBC Group and «Signal Media» a distributor of Digital Television Russia content.

Rolando Locomotov

«Rolando Locomotov» animated series poster

«Rolando Locomotov» is an interesting and informative series about the adventures of tireless mischief-makers Mary and Jerry. Any of their plans leads to unforeseen consequences. It’s lucky that the wonderful rescuer Rolando Locomotov always comes to the rescue in time! The picturesque animated series teaches the basic health and safety measures in verse. Its main task is to teach children to react in case of emergency quickly and correctly and prevent its occurrence.

Magic Lantern

Shot from «Magic Lantern» animated series

Shot from «Magic Lantern» animated series

In every series of «Magic Lantern» seven-year-old girl Kate and her five-year-old brother Mikey watch filmstrips. The plot of filmstrips is based on the  classical piece. The tales are adapted for the smallest kids and often their characters are funny and cute little animals. Each story has its own style, that’s why the series expand not only the literary, but also the aesthetic horizons of the audience.

Game «Magic Lantern VR»

Magic Lantern VR is Steam

There are popular apps, which based on these cartoons. By the way, in February 2017 publishing house Interactive Moolt launched an app for VR, which based on story of «Magic Lantern». «Magic Lantern VR» is a family interactive game, which transfer gamers in Kate and Mikey’s  room. In this game all stuffs are interactive, for example, you can watch filmstrips, play with kitten or draw on easel!

First Family Interactive Cinema Moolt VR is Created in Russia

First VR Cinema in Russia

In the beginning of 2018 Parovoz Animation Studio, Interactive Moolt and Digital Television company will launch the first family VR cinema Moolt VR with game and interactive options.

Location From "Heroes of Envell" Animated Series

Location From “Heroes of Envell” Animated Series

Moolt VR is application for smartphones that support VR glasses. It combines favorite activities of families with children: playing, cartoons watching, going into the cartoons atmosphere, communicating with animation characters as well as visiting cinema. Before watching users can choose location from cartoon where the VR session will take place and animation characters that will accompany them at cinema.

Content Inside Moolt VR App

Some locations have been already created on the basis of animated series of its own production: Be-be-bears for the little ones and Fantasy Patrol and Heroes of Envell for an older audience. The app creators plan to agree with right holders on cartoons produced by other animation studios and to create new locations with favorite characters on their basis.

Interface for Choosing Characters and Locations

Interface for Choosing Characters and Locations

11 animated series are available on the first stage in Moolt VR: Leo and Tig, Be-be-bears, Fantasy Patrol, Woodventures, Heroes of Envell, Cutie Cubies, F.A.S.T., Paper Tales, Tima and TomaRolando Locomotov, Magic Lantern. Users will also be able to watch releases of new animation projects in the app. Some of the animated series, for example, Heroes of Envell, will be available in 3D stereo for the first time in Russia and in the world. 3D cartoons are created specially for the app.

Most of Moolt VR possibilities haven’t been used in mobile VR apps before that’s why this application is unique.

Location From "Fantasy Patrol" and "Be-be-bears"

Location From “Fantasy Patrol” and “Be-be-bears”

Moolt VR Will be Launched in the Beginning of 2018 All Around the World

Moolt VR is released in three languages – Russian, English and Spanish. The app will be released in Russia simultaneously with other countries: the USA, Spain, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America countries.

It will be possible to install Moolt VR app on Samsung smartphones that support Gear VR. One can also download it in Oculus store for the same name headset.

Moolt VR – is the second app involving virtual reality technologies developed by Digital Television company and Parovoz Animation Studio. In February Interactive Moolt studio released Magic Lantern VR project – the game for VR devices based on the same name animated series. Russian VR game is available for every user of Steam – global game service that totals hundreds of millions of players all around the world.

The Fantasy Patrol Universe

Опубликовано: 17.12.2017 в 15:26

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Everything Real is Magic: the Way Fantasy Patrol Universe Grows

In August 2017 tens of millions of Fantasy Patrol universe fans became very agitated by the news that CEO of Parovoz Studio Anton Smetankin told on Mayak radio. The studio began production of Fantasy Patrol based full-length version called The True Story of Koschei. The premiere is planned for 2020.

The True Story of Koschei

The action takes place in the Fantasy Patrol Universe, that turns to be much wider than the city of Myshkin. Many new characters appear, still there are some well-known characters, including our well-known girls-wizards. We can see events of the distant past and the legend about the ancient prophecy gets real again. The focus is on the love story. One crucial meeting leads to a brave voyage. The heroes must pass through many difficulties to find themselves and each other.

History of the Animated Series

The series tell about incredible and exciting adventures of four young sorceresses – Helena, Valery, Mary and Snowy. It teaches about friendship, belief in good and miracles. The Fantasy Patrol was released on Russian channels MOOLT, ANI and Tlum HD in May 2016. Its viewership in Russia totals tens of millions of people. The cartoon has become one of the main hits of 2016 at Youtube service. Today the series are translated into 10 languages and keep winning hearts of foreign TV viewers in Europe and Asia.

Awards

Books by Oleg Roy

Top Russian author and scriptwriter Oleg Roy created a book series based on the cartoon: «Beware of Domovoy», «Ice Cream Is Never Enough», «Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…», «Secret Diary of the Fantasy Patrol Agent». Plots of the books are unique and do not repeat the animated series events. Thus cartoon fans will be able to enjoy more girls adventures. The books are available at EKSMO publishing house.

Mobile Games

Two games based on Fantasy Patrol for IOS and Android were released and the third one is about to appear.

Game creator – Moolt Interactive – notes that Fantasy Patrol game might be the only project for teenagers in Russia with the open world structure. The gamer can play for any of sorceresses and move freely around the game’s world to perform various tasks. For less than a year the game was downloaded more than one and a half million times all over the world.

Dolls

Wonderful dolls-heroines from Fantasy Patrol made by manufacturer and distributor Gulliver Company appeared in Russian stores. They are presented in two collections: casual and magic.

Band

In 2017 all-Russian casting was being held for the new band that based on images of Fantasy Patrol universe main characters. The characters brought the idea themselves – they often sing, dance and demonstrate their acting talents.

A Year and a Half

Precisely this time ago the first episode of Fantasy Patrol was released. Today this fairy world keeps growing and taking new forms, it makes happy its old fans and wins the new ones.

“Fantasy Patrol” won prestigious international award Cyber Sousa

Опубликовано: 22.11.2017 в 15:20

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Cyber Sousa in China

The winners of the prestigious international animation award Cyber Sousa were announced in China.Our animated series “Fantasy Patrol” got “Silver Award” in the “Best Overseas Animated Series category”. International jury has appreciated originality of the animated series idea about four young enchanters and high quality of 3D animation.

This is a second consecutive year in China that animation projects of “Parovoz Studio” requested by “Digital TV Company” were declared the best. In 2016 cartoon series “Paper Tales” were given the Syber Sousa gold statuette by a competent jury.

Chinese city Xiamen annually hosts Xiamen International Animation Festival. Its basic goals are promotion and progress of animation industry, comics and video games, setting up international communication in this area as well. Best cartoons from different countries are rewarded with Cyber Sousa Prize in the context of the animation festival.

Estonian audience will be able to see Parovoz Studio’s TV series

Estonia is to Broadcast Our Cartoons

Signal Media Company concerned with distribution of Parovoz Studio animated series and state broadcaster ERR Estonia have closed the transaction regarding the sale of media rights for four cartoon series — Be-be-bears, Rolando Locomotov, Paper Tales and Magic Lantern.

ETV2 and ETV+

Animated series produced by VGTRK request and adapted for international sales by Digital Television Russia will become available for the whole audience of Estonia. They will be shown on the major state broadcaster’s channels — ETV2 and ETV+. The agreement is supposed to prolongate the previous year august contract concerning cartoons TV broadcast. ERR Corporation includes five radio stations, internet news portals in Estonian, Russian and English languages and three national channels. Two of them — ETV2 and ETV+ — will broadcast our cartoons.

Fantasy Patrol Dolls by Gulliver

Опубликовано: 24.10.2017 в 15:10

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Snowy Breaks Records

High-quality dolls of main characters from Fantasy Patrol animated series hit the market on 15th of October. Helena, Snowy, Mary and Valery are presented in two collections — in casual with the everyday look and in magic — in their fairy appearance with magical clothes and accessories.

Where to buy dolls?

One can buy Fantasy Patrol dolls through the producer — Gulliver Company. Also the toys are already available at Detskiy Mir, national network of children stores.
Gulliver Company reaffirms its leading player status at kids fashion industry market year after year. The company gained not only the partners and consumers confidence but the well-earned respect of fashion industry professionals, having won some independent awards in the course of its activity. The retail chain has more than 175 brand stores in more than 100 cities of Russia, CIS and Europe.

Be-be-bears have picked up the first award of the krok festival

Опубликовано: 27.09.2017 в 15:05

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Bears have won a prize

Vera Myakisheva, the producer of the Parovoz studio, took a bonus prize from the TASS news agency for working on the animated series «Be-be-bears» at the KROK festival.

When?

The XXIV International Animated Film Festival has completed in St. Petersburg on September 20, 2017. The festival took place on board ship, which took a week trip from Moscow, visited Uglich, Goritsy, Mandrogi, Petrozavodsk, Valaam and finished in St. Petersburg.

What is the KROK?

The International Animated Film Festival has been held since 1989. This year, 972 applications have been received from every corner of the world. 131 films from 36 countries have been selected for the competitive program. Sergey Merinov, the president of the Guild of Professionals of the Animated Film Association, has presented the prize to “Be-be-bears”.

«Fantasy Patrol» is released in Sweden

Опубликовано: 25.08.2017 в 15:02

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Sweden like our cartoons

Sweden Sveriges Television unites several TV channels of different genres such as Kunskapskanalen popular scientific channel, the SVT1 and SVT2 general subject channels, the SVT Play VOD platform, and the SVTB — Barnkanalen children’s TV channel, where our animated series will be broadcast.

The premiere of «Fantasy Patrol» animation series was held in May 2016 on Russian TV channels. Its television audience in Russia is estimated to be tens of millions viewers. The series became one of the main hits of 2016 on Youtube. At the end of March this year, Fairy Patrol got to the final round of the animation festival. That takes place in the prestigious International Festival of Animated Films in Annecy (France).

About Patrol

The series tell the story about the incredible, exciting adventures of four young fairies. Alyonka, Varya, Masha and Snezhka, and teaches friendship, faith in good and miracles. A mobile game was developed based on the series, where you can choose your fairy and play together with your friends. New cool adventures of heroines can be downloaded via App Store and Google Play.

Radio «Mayak» ask our general director about cartoons

Опубликовано: 18.08.2017 в 15:00

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Radio live with Anton Smetankin

The studio general director Anton Smetankin answered the kids’questions on air of the educational and entertaining broadcast «I want to know it all». How are the characters being created? How long does it take to create an animation movie? Do the creators see the cartoons in their dreams? What projects is Parovoz studio currently working on? These and other questions were answered live of the radio station.