Russian animated series "Be-be-bears", "Magic Lantern", "Rolando Locomotov" and "Paper Tales" produced by "Parovoz" animation studio and adapted for international sales by "Digital Television Russia", will be available to all viewers in Papua New Guinea in the network of the country's largest media holding - EMTV.
An agreement on the acquisition of rights to broadcast popular Russian animated series is signed between Signal Media, an exclusive distributor of Digital Television Russia content, and the largest broadcaster of Papua New Guinea, EMTV that operates the television channel of the same name. EMTV has existed for more than two decades and during this time it has become one of the country's leading media, covering more than 45% of households.
"Be-be-bears" tells about the adventures of two bear cubs Bucky and Bjorn and their amusing adventures. The two protagonists are quite different: brown bear Bucky invents gadgets and polar bear Bjorn loves nature. They often get into sticky situations, but that friendship always overcomes any obstacles. The series can teach kids to see that one can live in harmony with nature and at the same time be enthusiastic, loving science and technology.
The appearance in the EMTV network is not the first international success for "Be-be-bears". So, last year, "Be-be-bears" appeared on the online platform LeTV in China, reached a record 6 million views in the first three days after the launch. In addition, the animated series entered the TOP-15 most viewed projects in the framework of screenings at MIPJunior 2016.
"Rolando Locomotov" - catchy and instructive stories which happen from time to time to restless kids, Jerry and Mary. Any everyday activity, from cooking a pie, riding a bicycle, surfing the internet, to taking a walk in a park, usually leads to unforeseen consequences. Thank goodness, there is always a wonderful superhero, Rolando Locomotov, nearby, who is ready to save everyone in a heartbeat. Rolando rescues Jerry and Mary when they get themselves caught in situations that turn so outrageously dangerous. Rolando always teaches them how to avoid future disasters through fun tactics. Each episode ends with simple rules from Rolando Locomotov, making it the best cautionary tale for kids.
The animated series "Paper Tales" shows the creative journeys of a paper cut-out duo — moose, Aristotle, and woodpecker, Knock-Knock — in a paper wonderland. The origami creatures captivate kids, while the DIY instructions help them develop motor skills, logic, and their imagination. The animation shares light philosophies and ways to deal with mishaps. Kids learn how to make their own paper cut-out toy at the end of each episode relevant to its lesson. The hands-on activities promote kids’ independence and creativity, giving them an alternative to computer games.
The international potential of this cartoon was noted back in 2016 at the prestigious international award Cyber Sousa, where "Paper Tales" took "gold" in the nomination "Best Foreign Animation Series" and became the sole owner of this award from Russia. The international jury highly rated not only the originality of the idea of the "Paper Tales" series but also its educational component.
An imaginative series "Magic Lantern" based on the world's classic tales as told by the main characters through a projection of spectacular designs. Smarty-pants Kate teaches her baby brother Mike about the wonders of life through folk tales and beautiful images. Mike is a merry and mischievous young boy, a big dreamer and fan of computer games, who thinks reading is boring. In Magic Lantern, the siblings experience stories of classic literature — from the Musketeers, Gulliver to Oscar Wilde — as seen by captivating illustrations on a film-strip, created by 80 different acclaimed artists, discovering age-old life values for Mike and his sister.
In February, "Interactive Moolt" publisher released the application for virtual reality devices developed according to the plot of the animated series - "Magic Lantern VR".
"Magic Lantern VR" is an amazing educational mobile app and family-oriented interactive game for virtual reality devices HTC VIVE that will immerse you in the atmosphere of a fairy tale. For more than two years millions of children in Russia have been learning kindness, friendship and justice on the classic literary stories presented in the animated series.
In addition, "Rolando Locomotov" mobile app for children based on animated series is ranked #1 in the top of the best children's applications in App Store, and a mobile version of "Paper Tales", released in December 2015, just 3 days after the release topped the ratings of the most popular educational games for children in the several categories in the App Store and Google Play.