Two animated series, created for "Digital Television Russia" channels, became the winners of the 22nd Open Russian Festival of Animated Cinema in the city of Suzdal. Cartoon "Tima and Toma" is recognized as the best animated series, and "Leo and Tig" received a prize in the special nomination "Animation series with the greatest international potential".
At the Suzdal Animation Festival French company “Reed Midem”, that holds annually key international television events and film fair MIPJunior, the world's largest audiovisual content markets MIPTV and MIPCOM, named the Russian project as the most promising international project.
In the special nomination "Animation series with the greatest international potential" the winner was a cartoon "Leo and Teague", created by the animation studio "Steam Engine" commissioned by the company "Digital TV". This year, this award was presented for the fourth time.
In October, the winner will represent Russia at the leading international content exhibition for children and youth MIPJunior 2017 (October 14-15), organized by Reed Midem in Cannes (France).
"Leo and Tig" is a cognitive entertainment project for 5-10 years old children. The animated series tells about adventures of a small fidget leopard named Leo and his friend tiger cub Tig. Friends travel around their native Maritime Territory, exploring the world around them and constantly learning something new about its inhabitants. The animated series teaches children to respect each other and care about the world around them.
The premiere of the cartoon in Russia took place on "MULT" and "Tlum HD" TV channels in October 2016. The project is being promoted at the international level by Signal Media, the exclusive distributor of Digital Television content.
Also, the jury of the 22nd Russian Open Animated Film Festival awarded “Tima and Toma” cartoon in the "Best Animation Series" nomination.
"Tima and Toma" is 5-minute stories about the life of the hippo Tima and the elephant Toma, discovering the world around them, where everything is possible: to meet an alien from space, to find a mysterious cave. The innumerable fantasies of these characters are important constant element of the series. The characters of the restless Toma and sensible diplomat Tima are so real that small viewers can easily recognize themselves in them. All objects and heroes of the series are made in 3D technology.
The animated television series "Tima and Toma" was created by "Riki" Group and "Petersburg" Studio of Computer Animation. The television premiere took place in October 2015 on the "MULT" channel.