The animated series BRAVE BUNNIES based on the original idea by a Ukrainian production Glowberry will air on major TV channels from all across the world

• 26.10.2020

Multi-award-winning British animation studio Aardman Animations and Ukrainian creative production Glowberry revealed the new broadcasting partners for the BRAVE BUNNIES animated series.

An animated series for preschoolers BRAVE BUNNIES, created in co-production between Glowberry Creative Productionand the Spanish animation studio Ánima, will air on a multitude of world’s major TV channels. Kids from all around the globe will see the exciting Brave Bunnies adventures on channels like Nick Jr (UK), Super RTL (Germany), ABC (Australia), YLE (Finland), HOP! (Israel), Daekyo (South Korea), and Milkshake! (UK).

The Ukrainian premiere of BRAVE BUNNIES will happen on the PLUSPLUS TV channel in late 2020.

Our little viewers are in for the treat with an exciting story about the curious Brave Bunnies, who set off on a BIG road trip to explore the diverse world around and to meet many new friends. Every episode starts with a family trip on a Bunny Bus. On each stop, brother and sister Bunnies – Bop and Boo discover various animals, who can be wildly different from them. They get to know each other and create a new game to help build new friendships, despite the difference. The motto of the Brave Bunnies is – “We might seem different at first, but we’ll find a way to be friends and play together!” 

This series for preschool kids isn’t only about entertainment, it also develops social skills in Kids, and all of it in a visual style adapted to children’s perception. It combines adventure and educational elements, humor, and cheerful songs. Finding new friends is a Big adventure for Little Bunnies.

The author of the original idea is Glowberry’s Creative Producer Olga Cherepanova​ (Ukraine). The Director for the series is​ Tim Fehrenbach ​(Great Britain), the Head Writer – John van Bruggen ​(Canada), and the Art Director – ​Anna Sarvira (​Ukraine).

Alison Taylor, Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Aardman says:

“We secured some key licenses on BRAVE BUNNIES following Aardman’s first outing representing the series at Kidscreen Summit in February, which was good timing as this has been the only “in person” event we’ve been able to present the series at all year. Finalizing a license with Milkshake! and Nick Jr in the UK has been a defining moment for the brand, and we’re delighted with the response the property has had from international buyers. We hope to announce further sales following MIPCOM.”

Sergii Molchanov, CEO at Glowberry added:

BRAVE BUNNIES takes over the world at an incredible pace. We are very proud of our international team, which creates a top-grade product, and are fortunate to get such impressive support from our global partners. We are fully equipped for the launch of the global BRAVE BUNNIES broadcasting in autumn 2020.

Angel Molinero, Executive Producer at Ánima added:

BRAVE BUNNIES is such a great show and having these big broadcasters along proves it. We are very pleased with the incredible work done by our exceptional partners and our own team, that made this truly unique project come to life. We can’t wait to see the Bunny family hopping alongside kids all over the world.

Aardman Animations is the global content distributor for the first season of the BRAVE BUNNIES series. It is an independent animation studio based in Bristol (UK) founded in 1976. Amongst its awards are BAFTA, Oscar, and Gold Cannes Lions. The studio produces feature films, series, advertisements, games, and interactive entertainment. Its console game11-11: Memories Retold was nominated for BAFTA, and itsStorySign app won four Gold Cannes Lions. The popularity of Aardman brands, like Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph, places the company amongst the leaders in the production of quality visual content for cinema, TV, and digital platforms.

Glowberry is a Ukrainian creative production that develops high-quality content 360° for Kids and families worldwide, founded in 2009 as a publishing house. Today, Glowberry, now a part of FILM.UA Group, grew into a production company with a big international team. The guiding principle of Glowberry’s work is – Taste of fun! Our team takes it close to heart when creating content to entertain and nurture kids from all around the globe!

Today, Glowberry focuses on a big international brand – BRAVE BUNNIES. We develop it in a multitude of formats: animated TV-series for preschool kids, a line of original digital content, a series of books, and a line of licensed products for children. Amongst the partners of the project are such leaders of the international markets as animation studio Ánima (Spain),Aardman Animations ​(Great Britain),Big Picture Licensing (Great Britain),La Panaderia Licensing & Marketing (Mexico),De Agostini Editore (Italy),FILM UA Group (Ukraine), and many others soon to follow. Also, this project is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

The first season of the series has 52 episodes, with 7 minutes each. The international release of the series is scheduled for late 2020.

Glowbery’s animated projects became shortlist finalists of the most famous animation festivals, like Cartoon Forum, Animation Production Day, Cartoon 360, Annecy International Animated Film Festival (MIFA), Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Financing Forum for Kids Content.

Ánima is a leading family entertainment company based in Mexico City, Madrid, and the Canary Islands.  It specializes in 2D and CGI animation. The studio creates, produces, and manages high-quality entertainment brands and develops original projects for kids and the whole family. Ánima became the first studio in the world to work with a Warner Bros’ IP, producing a hugely successful film: Top Cat, the Movie, which had a rousing success in the British box-office. Ánima created many successful projects like Space Chickens in Space with Disney and Cake Entertainment, Legend Quest and Legend Quest Masters of Myth with Netflix. As a service studio, it worked with Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Illumination Entertainment. 

To get more information or any additional materials, contact:

 Alla Poletaeva, communications manager at Glowberry