International studio Wizart Animation is pleased to announce their new collaboration with iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, to co-produce a CGI-animated show for kids, The Tales of Wonder Keepers.
“We are excited to be partners with iQIYI and we have always believed in our creative team. We aim to produce a show that would appeal to the global markets, so this cooperation with iQIYI is a unique opportunity for our company to expand to the Eastern market with the #1 streamer. We are grateful for their trust in Wizart,” said Vladimir Nikolaev, General Producer of Wizart Animation.
The goal of the project is to broaden the horizons of young viewers and engage them in the amazing, mysterious world around us, which is just waiting for more new explorations, discoveries and, of course, heroes. The Tales of Wonder Keepers teaches children kindness and responsibility and shows positive ways to resolve conflicts and problems that children face in their everyday life.
Wizart Animation is one of the fastest-growing studios in Russia, whose most highly-acclaimed franchise is The Snow Queen. Founded back in 2007, Wizart has since produced seven features for family viewing and three shows targeted at preschoolers. The studio created the first Russian animated feature to screen worldwide on Netflix (excluding Russia and China), Secret Magic Control Agency, which topped worldwide charts the weekend of it March 25 release and remained in the top 10 for several weeks. Wizart also has its own animation school to prepare new professionals for the animation industry, and is in construction on its own Animation House.
iQIYI, Inc. is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China. Its corporate DNA combines creative talent with technology, fostering an environment for continuous innovation and the production of blockbuster content. iQIYI’s platform features highly popular originals, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced, partner-generated and user-generated content. The Company distinguishes itself in the online entertainment industry by its leading technology platform powered by advanced AI, big data analytics and other core proprietary technologies. iQIYI attracts a massive user base with tremendous user engagement, and has developed a diversified monetization model including membership services, online advertising services, content distribution, live broadcasting, online games, IP licensing, online literature and e-commerce.