INK Global brought host of top-performing shows to KSS 2018

16 Feb - 2018

INK Global showcased a range of high-flying global shows at the Kidscreen Summit.

Moonzy is a beautiful new Russian animation that introduces young audiences to a little alien who falls to earth and finds a new home amongst the lovable inhabitants of a forest meadow. Their adventures are a subtle, engaging and funny tale for the 21st Century. Already a massive success in Russia, where it is the top rated show on the Karousel channel, Moonzy is produced by multi-award winning director Sergey Selyanov and promises to be the biggest Russian project since Masha and the Bear. Another new Russian hit is The Barkers Family. This is the uproarious tale of a unique canine family who head to the country house to enjoy a ‘barking good’ time. The energetic pups are in for a non-stop fun, as they dig to find dinosaurs, explore a deserted island, discover the mysteries of the attic, hunt for treasures and mushrooms, and fight with imaginary monsters.

Media sales for Moonzy and The Barkers Family have already been achieved in the USA with Janson Media for Amazon Prime and HappyKids OTT channel, but also – amongst others – in Israel with HOP and in Turkey with Planet Sony.

Both shows are available on TV and VoD across the world – except Russia and China.

Mojicons is an established show that’s being discovered by new audiences across the world. This lovely animation reveals the behind-the-scenes world of the internet, where the Mojicons live – the innumerable emoticons that populate our emails and text messages. Sadly, this zany bunch of condensed emotions is clueless about how the Web works! When a mysterious digital villain steals the @ symbol, all electronic correspondence grinds to a halt. The Mojicons must undertake an awe-inspiring and dangerous quest to restore their system. The show has been snapped up by digital platforms and broadcasters across 100 countries have already snapped up the show.

Also, a Mojicons movie has already been a success across France – and one more is now ready for release.

ZAFARI is the creation of animation visionary David Dozoretz and tells the story of a group of friends who inhabit a land where all the resident animals have been magically born with an amalgamation of varying skins, patterns and characteristics, making each individual truly unique. NBCUNI DREAMWORKS is the distributor for Media Rights and a host of broadcasters are embracing the INK vison for the series and were on board at a pre-buy level. These include France TV, Lagardere TIJI, SRC Radio Canada, ANTV and SpaceToon.

ZAFARI will premiere soon across all of Latin America with National Geographic Kids Channels, Hungary with TV2 and in South Korea with CJ E&M Premium Pay and SVO.

The series is also linked with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – a unique collaboration and the first of its kind – with each episode of ZAFARI featuring a video aimed at educating viewers about wildlife and wild places on our planet.

Masha and the Bear is the global heavyweight that is now broadcast in almost every country in the world – via both pay and free-to-air channels. The recently launched season 3 has already been snapped up by channels in the UK, Italy, Turkey, MENA, France, Germany, Nordics, Asia, Greece and elsewhere. The show has also spawned two hit spin-offs – Masha’s Tales and Masha’s Spooky Stories – and is a huge YouTube hit. In addition, Masha and the Bear has enjoyed a successful theatrical release across key European markets creating a unique concept of releases

Ink Global also revealed a brand new show – Mervyn’s Album – at KSS 2018. This features a 10-year-old called Mervyn who owns a very special Stamp Album, that enables him to enter the world inside stamps. There he explores fantasy lands, meets unbelievable creatures, witnesses events of the past and future, discovers domains beyond wildest imagination, and creates new realities! He also uncovers a conspiracy that crosses the divide between the world of humans and the Stamp Realm. Created by a prolific writer Marie Beardmore and co-developed by INK, this hilarious comedy adventure targets boys and girls aged 6 to 9.

Claus Tømming, Managing Partner, Ink Global, says: “The success of all these shows proves that audiences are bored of the same old formulaic content and are crying out for the type of original, story-driven entertainment that is the hallmark of Ink Global.

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