Ukrainian creative production Glowberry has got a new partner and presents at Kidscreen Summit the first episode of Brave Bunnies animated series

• 28.01.2020

Ukrainian creative production Glowberry with the project Brave Bunnies entered into a partnership with the world-renowned and multi award-winning animation studio Aardman Animations English animation studio.

From now on, Aardman Animations becomes the global distributor of television content for Brave Bunnies animated series. The first season of Brave Bunnies will consist of 52 episodes of 7 minutes. The premiere of the animated series for the viewers is scheduled for the first half of 2021. The author of the idea and creative producer is Olga Cherepanova.

Brave Bunnies is a joint product of Glowberry and Anima Spanish animation studio. The plot focuses on the family of Brave Bunnies, travelling on their Bunny Bus around the world in search of new friends and fascinating adventures.

February 10-13, in Miami, at Kidscreen Summit Glowberry and Aardman Animation will present the first 7-minute episode of Brave Bunnies animated series. The company will represent the interests of creative production Glowberry in the distribution and promotion of television animation content around the world, contributing to the search for broadcasters, distributors, digital platforms, licensees etc.

Alison Taylor, Head of Sales & Acquisitions at Aardman:

 “Brave Bunnies looks like nothing else on our slate, and when Glowberry first pitched it to us at MIPCOM we could instantly see the series appealing to audiences all over the world. We are very excited to be working with the teams at Glowberry and Anima, and to be showing Brave Bunnies to our clients for the first time at the Kidscreen Summit.”

Olga Cherepanova, Co-Partner and Creative Producer at Glowberry, author of the original idea of Brave Bunnies series:

“Working in such a professional and experienced international team is a great creative adventure and pleasure, as well as daily labor and growth. Attracting such a powerful partner as Aardman Animations to the new project is a large-scale event even for well-known European companies. For us, this is a confirmation that we are moving in the right creative and business direction.”

Marine Vardanyan, Head of Brand Management at Glowberry:

“We consider the Brave Bunnies to be a huge breakthrough for the Ukrainian animation world, and we feel proud about gathering an international team for the production of the series to be distributed worldwide by our new partner, Aardman.”

The mediator in the conclusion of the agreement has become Big Picture Licensing, an international licensing agency that has been working in the field of commercial licensing and brand licensing for more than 35 years.

A team of Ukrainian illustrators and an international team of scriptwriters from Canada, the UK, and Ukraine are working together on the Brave Bunnies animated series.

Co-production partner of the animated series is Anima leading animation studio with offices in Mexico City, Madrid and the Canary Islands.

The original idea was developed by Olga Cherepanova - creative producer of the animated series. Olga has created more than 100 commercial television commercials, more than 10 applications for kids, has issued 5 kids’ books. Concepts of Olga’s Mom Hurries Home and Brave Bunnies animated series were on the short lists of world animation festivals in 2017-2018, including Cartoon Forum, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Cartoon 360, Animation Production Day, The Financing Forum For Kids Content, MIPCOM.

The Director of the series is Tim Fehrenbach (Great Britain), whose projects received awards and nominations for the BAFTA, Kidscreen Awards and Broadcast Awards as the best animated projects (known for such animated series as Sarah & Duck, Charlie and Lola,

Mr Bean, Pablo).

The Head Writer is John van Bruggen (Canada). He has over 20 years of experience in the animation. Winner of two Gemini Award nominations for the best scripts for animated series (known for such projects as Stella and Sam, Tee and Mo, Nina's World, Franklin and Friends, Rev & Roll, Justin Time GO!)

The Art Director of the series is Anna Sarvira, an illustrator and artist who has illustrated over 20 kids’ books. Her works took part in exhibitions in Ukraine, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Georgia, Italy, Japan, and the USA.

Brave Bunnies is an animated entertaining and educational 2D series for preschool kids. The main idea of the series is to show kids the versatility of the world around them, teach them to accept various traits of others and find a common language even with those who are different. Using the example of Brave Bunnies and their friends, parents can explain how to interact with other kids in the kindergarten or at the playground. Each episode features a new friend and a new game that you can play together.

Glowberry is a Ukrainian creative production that creates various content for kids: books, applications, animated series. Over 10 years of work, more than 20 printed books have been issued, which are successfully sold in the CIS countries, Russia, and China. The company has created more than 15 mobile applications that have been downloaded over half a million times worldwide and have repeatedly reached the top of the iTunes App Store and Google Play ratings. Glowberry is part of FILM.UA Group, the largest vertically integrated group of companies in the field of television and film production in Eastern Europe, located in the capital of Ukraine.

Anima is a leading animation studio with offices in Mexico City, Madrid and the Canary Islands. Specializes in 2D and CGI animations. Creates, produces and manages high-quality brands and develops original projects both for kids and the whole family. Most recent projects include Legend Quest, Cleo & Cuquin, PINY Institute of New York, and Here Comes the Grump, Ana y Bruno and The Legend of Charro Negro.

Aardman Animations is multi award-winning animation studio based in Bristol (United Kingdom), founded in 1976, has many international awards: BAFTA, Oscar, Cannes Levy. Studio produces feature films, series, commercials, games, and interactive entertainment. The console game 11-11: Memories Retold was nominated for BAFTA, and StorySign app is the four-time winner of the Cannes Lions. The popularity of such studio brands as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep proves that the company is a leader in the production of high-quality visual content for film, television and digital platforms.