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APC Kids taps Kid-E-Cats master toy partner

Опубликовано: 13.12.2018 в 10:35


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APC Kids, the children’s entertainment arm of London-based boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content, has appointed Hong Kong-based Toy Plus as master toy partner for its animated series Kid-E-Cats.

The deal will see Toy Plus develop a range of toys including plush, collectibles, figurines and playsets for preschoolers. Initial products are set to debut at Hong Kong Toys & Games fair in January, followed by a global retail launch scheduled for October 2019.

Focusing on three kittens who are always jumping into action to solve problems in funny ways, the animated series is based on a Russian series produced by CTC Media and Studio Metrafilm. The third season is currently in production.

Toy Plus’s appointment comes as APC Kids continues to grow the series across the globe. Earlier this year, the company inked a raft of new broadcast sales with Turner’s Cartoonito in Italy, HBO Spain, MTG Latvia and Lithuania, and C4U (Kids1TV) in South Korea. The series debuted in 143 countries on Nick Jr. in 2017, including the UK, Benelux, Germany and Switzerland, with additional broadcast partners in Europe and Canada, including YLE (Finland), TG4 (Ireland), TV Puls (Poland), Knowledge Network (Canada).

Alibaba Group bought 10 animated series of Parovoz Studio

Опубликовано: 06.05.2018 в 15:47


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Digital Television Company and Alibaba Group have finished the sale of media rights for 10 popular animated series of Parovoz Studio to China. Namely those series are 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.

VOD platform YouKu by Alibaba Group

Series adapted for international sales will become available for YOUKU subscribers. It is the largest online cinema in China having monthly attendance more than 500 millions people.

YOUKU platform belongs to ALIBABA Group of companies. It permanently remains a leader in the market of online video in China since 2012.

We reported earlier that the largest pool of animated series — more than 550 episodes — had become available for subscribers of the largest China’s online cinemas such as Tencent video, iQIYI, and Mango TV. Their total audience exceeds 1 billion people a month.

“We welcome partnership with ALIBABA Group that will help millions of Chinese families to discover our best cartoons. High interest of Chinese video resources illustrates the excellent quality and internationality of the modern Russian animation”

— says Dmitriy Mednikov, Deputy Director General of VGTRK.

“Closing the deal with the biggest China’s video platform is the highest possible evaluation of our work! There is a strong demand for children’s cartoons projects in the country and thus, a fierce competition. Our cartoons proved to be in demand in the largest and the fastest growing Asia’s market and were added to content libraries of the most popular video services of the region — this is not only a great success for us but no less serious challenge”

— comments Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO of Signal Media company. The company supports international transactions as an exclusive content distributor of Digital Television.

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.