Kikoriki is back!
The first four episodes of the new season of the animated series “Kikoriki” by Riki Group premiered on May 18 exclusively on the Kinopoisk HD SVOD platform.
10 years after the release of its last season, the popular round characters return in their classic 2D style. The series launched on the SVOD cinema channel Kinopoisk HD, to be followed with broadcasts on the leading kids TV channels in Russia and CIS in the fall of 2020.
“The new stories still raise relevant topics for viewers of different ages – about life, friends, mutual understanding, ” says the producer of Kikoriki series Julia Nikolaeva. We call this format “double bottom” stories, when the situations, behavior of the characters and their emotions are clear to both adults and children. Such multilayering reveals different levels of meaning, which is so appreciated by fans of the series. We wanted the new season to be as close as possible to the spirit of the original Kikoriki episodes from our childhood. To do this, a large part of the original team that created the series in 2003 was brought back together. We hope that we have managed to preserve the touching simplicity and sincerity of the project.”
Artistic Director Anatoly Prokhorov, together with the directing team led by Denis Chernov, and composers Marina Landa and Sergey Vasiliev continue to work on the series today. The new season is features scripts by Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexey Lebedev, Svetlana Mardagolimova, Tatiana Belova. The characters are voiced by the original voice actors: Anton Vinogradov (Krash), Vladimir Postnikov (ChiChi), Sergey Mardar (Carlin, Olga), Mikhail Chernyak (Pin, Barry, Dokko), Svetlana Pismichenko (Rosa), Vadim Bochanov (Wally).
Simultaneously with the premiere of the new season, the “kids profile” feature will launch on Kinopoisk HD with personal recommendations that take a child’s age and interests into account. The list of cartoons and TV series in the profile will be regularly updated with new offerings.
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The KIKORIKI animated TV series premiered in 2003 and is the longest broadcasted animated TV series in Russia. The series was produced in 2D (216 х 6’30’’) with one season was produced in CGI (52 х 11’). Riki Group also produced three animated features for the Kikoriki franchise in 2012, 2016 and 2018. The series and features have been broadcast in over 70 countries and translated into 15 languages.
In November 2019, Yandex and Riki Group signed an agreement to create new kids content for a family audience. As part of the agreement, the companies agreed to jointly release a new season of Kikoriki in 2D with exclusive premieres of the new episodes on Kinopoisk HD, as well as to use the Kikoriki brand on Yandex services and projects.