Cyber Group Studios and distribution-investment company Pacific Media Group announce the premiere of animated series The Tales of Tatonka in mainland China, where it began airing daily on free-to-air CCTV on March 29. The preschool adventure series with noble environmental themes will also roll out across major digital platforms in the country.
“It is a great honor for our company and myself as an original author to have The Tales of Tatonka air in China,” commented Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios.
Richard Goldsmith, President and CEO of Cyber Group Studios USA added, “This is the first of many new deals for our outstanding content and consumer products in China as we expand our production and distribution presence in the world’s largest market.”
Tales of Tatonka (52 x 13’; ages 5-7) follows the adventures of four wolf cubs who grow up as a family living with nature. Their friend, Tatonka the bison, help the young wolves explore their wilderness home along with friends Cinksi the lynx, Poum the bear, Wahi the squirrel and Wambli the eagle. Each episode combines an 11-minute CGI story with a live-action wildlife footage segment titled “The World of Tatonka.”
Written by Sissmann and directed by Olivier Lelardoux, the series has already received international recognition, including a nomination for a Golden Panda in China and Karusel TV’s Best Kids’ Series in Russia.