Top independent French animation studio Cyber Group has opened a new studio in Roubaix, Hauts-de-France. On Thursday, it officially launched its new 4,305-square foot animation studio based in the city in Northern France. Cyber Group opened an office in Los Angeles in January of last year. With more than 120 employees in Paris, the studio is considered one of the largest and most prolific distributors of youth programs in Europe.
The opening of the new studio in Roubaix, sees Cyber Group Studios planning to grow its current footprint from 15 creative and production staff in the Hauts-de-France to a total of approximately 50 by 2020. “We are currently seeking for the talent we need and our main goal is to hire in the Hauts-de-Fance region”, says Pierre Sissmann, President of Cyber Group Studios. “There is a real desire from the Hauts-de-France Region to support Audiovisual industry and to promote the know-how of its population in this sector.”
The Roubaix studio is currently producing two Cyber Group animated shows: Tom Sawyer tells the brand-new adventures of the eponymous heroes and his friends. The second series is the 78 x 7 minutes series Taffy. Cyber Group Studios has joined forces with Turner to create this brand-new original cartoon for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. The series will also be broadcasted on France Televisions.
You can watch a trailer for Taffy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFtBFPwSHfA
Here’s the studio’s show reel from earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayXm6smXyo8
For more info, visit www.cybergroupstudios.com