Leading European animation producer/distributor Mondo TV announced its first major broadcast license for its new 3D CG preschool series, Cuby Zoo, with free-to-air children’s channel MBC3. Under the two-year agreement, the show will launch across all Arabic-speaking countries in a new Arabic language version in the first half of 2019.
Cuby Zoo (52 x 11’) is a highly original, colorful series about cube-shaped animal toys that come to life when humans aren’t around, playing and exploring their surroundings. But Sasha, Sweetie, Marvin, Elio and Leon are not just playful – and occasionally mischievous – creatures. They are also the secret custodians of our children’s happiness – and sometimes called upon to help and protect the people of our world.
The series is co-produced by Mondo TV and Aurora World Crop. (South Korea). Cuby Zoo’s lighthearted themes and playful style are expected to appeal to broadcasters around the world, and inspire strong licensing potential.
MBC3 is part of MBC Group, the largest private multimedia company in the Middle East & North Africa region.
“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Cuby Zoo in its first major market via MBC3 – a leading children’s edutainment channel in the Middle East. This clever, charming and colourful show is already attracting a lot of attention from the broadcasting and licensing worlds and we expect to be making many more announcements about it in the very near future,” said Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV’s CEO.
Ashraf Younis, MBC3 channel manager, added: “We are happy and excited about the debut of Cuby Zoo soon on MBC3. We are confident that the high animation quality and storyline provided by Mondo TV whom we have dealt with in the past, will be an attractive addition to our young Arab audience, wherever they are.”