BRAVE BUNNIES created by Glowberry are taking over the world

• 29.10.2020

Ukraine, Kyiv – October 22, 2020 – BRAVE BUNNIES animated series, based on the creative idea of the Glowberry Ukrainian production, even before the official premiere on the world's TV channels have already received positive reviews from the most influential international experts and became one of the projects receiving most viewed programmes in the MIPJunior screenings library.

‘We are incredibly happy that BRAVE BUNNIES have managed to attract so much attention from the MIPJunior participants, since their expertise is of great importance to us and proves that we are moving in the right direction and are indeed creating the content of international level. As for now, we have quit an ambitious plan, which is gradually being implemented – to captivate the hearts of an audience of at least fifty, and better even a hundred countries of the world. Ukrainian kids will be among the first in the world to watch the adventures of Brave Bunnies on their TV screens. We plan that the premiere of the first 26 episodes will take place at the end of 2020 on the PLUSPLUS TV Channel. By March 2021, children of Italy, Germany, Finland, Israel, Great Britain will see the animated series as well. And this is definitely no final point for us’ comments Olga Cherepanova, the author of the idea and creative producer at Glowberry.

Alison Taylor, Director of Distribution and Business Development at Aardman says: “We were delighted to see Brave Bunnies feature in the top screening figures at MIPJunior, and to hear first-hand from buyers about what they love about the series during our meetings at Mipcom Online+. From the discussions had at the market, we’re confident that we will soon be in a position to announce further partnerships on the brand, in addition to the excellent broadcaster partners already announced.”

Ángel Molinero, CEO (Spain) at Ánima concluded: “Brave Bunnies is such a great show, the amazing performance it had during MipJunior proves it. We are honoured to be part of such a unique show and eager to introduce the Bunny family to kids all around the world.”

The success of BRAVE BUNNIES Series lies in the professional approach not only to the development of ideas, visual presentation and animation, but also to the involvement of child psychologists in the process of creating the original scripts. The series will be of great use for kids since it is aimed at developing empathy, acceptance and respect for diversity in our world.

The animated series is being produced in co-partnership with the Ánima Studio (Spain). Multi-award-winning animation studio Aardman Animations (United Kingdom) is engaged in the global promotion of the first season of the animated series on the international market and has already confirmed the broadcast on seven TV channels around the world.

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 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.

BRAVE BUNNIES (52х7) is the 2D animated TV series follows the adventures of the Brave Bunnies Family, on their exciting Big Journey to explore the wider world around where they discover diverse new friends. The author of the original idea is Olga Cherepanova (Ukraine). The Director is - Tim Fehrenbach (Great Britain), the Head Writer for the series is John van Bruggen (Canada) and the Art Director is – Anna Sarvira (Ukraine).

Amongst the partners of the project are such leaders of the international markets as animation studio Ánima (Spain), Aardman Animations (UK), Big Picture Licensing (UK), La Panaderia Licensing & Marketing (Mexico), De Agostini Editore (Italy), Ladybird Books Limited (UK), FILM UA Group (Ukraine), and many others soon to follow.

MIPJunior is the World's Leading Kids Entertainment Industry Event. It gathers the most influential buyers, commissioners, producers, development executives and distributors from the global Kids TV industry. MIPJunior is the largest international digital screenings venue for kids content, with 600+ buyers attending to screen 1,300 kids programmes, projects and IPs.

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 game 11-11: Memories Retold was nominated for BAFTA, and its StorySign 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.

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.