Masha and the Bear

Toonz Media’s Paul Robinson on Animation and incentives in Russia

Former Disney exec and Toonz Media Group’s EVP Paul Robinson explores the emerging opportunities and increasingly generous rebate programs for animation in Russia As a former Disney executive, I thought that I knew Winnie the Pooh pretty well, having been part of multiple television reincarnations of the evergreen franchise spawned by AA Milne’s books. So, […]

Televisa, Netflix deals for Masha toon

A spin-off from Russian-produced toon series Masha and the Bear has launched on Netflix in several territories. The Masha shows are produced by Russian studio Animaccord, and the main Masha and the Bear is one of the most popular kids shows on Netflix, and has also registered over a billion YouTube views. Netflix has now […]

Rai buys Masha spin-off

Rai has acquired Masha’s Tales, the spin-off from Russian toon Masha and the Bear. Masha’s Tales will go out on Italian pubcaster Rai’s kids service YoYo. The 26x6mins series will launch on the channel in the next few weeks and play alongside the original Masha, which, as well as selling around the world, has registered […]

Scary Masha and the Bear spin-off launching

Russian animated series Masha and the Bear is getting another spin-off, Masha’s Scary Tales. The show comes from of Animaccord, the Russian studio behind Masha and the Bear, and will help kids to overcome common childhood fears. Ink Global will bring the show to market, with half of the episodes of the 26x6mins new series […]

Four original kids series for Netflix

Streaming service Netflix has lined up another four original kids series. The shows are Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia from Saban Brands, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane from 41 Entertainment and ARC Productions, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs from Splash Entertainment and Outlook Company, and Puffin Rock from Penguin Random House Children’s, Dog […]