1. Cyber Group Studios bring content to Great China
Cyber Group Studios has granted WeKids exclusive distribution rights of its three main animated series Zou (156×11’ HD CGI), Zorro The Chronicles (26×22’ HD CGI), and Mini Ninjas (52×11’ HD 2D-CGI) in Great China. WeKids will distribute the shows across TV broadcasters and VOD platforms throughout Mainland China, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.
Zou (156×11’ HD CGI): It aims to teach young viewers about family and being growing up, with the help of the delightful five-years-old zebra called Zou. It airs in more than 150 countries around the world and in over 30 languages.
Zorro The Chronicles (26×22’ HD CGI): It is an action comedy series geared for 6-12 years old boys and girls and produced by Cyber Group Studios in collaboration with John Gertz’s Zorro Production Inc. and Blue Spirit Studios for France Télévisions and RAI.
Mini Ninjas (52×11’ HD-2D CGI): It is an action comedy series aimed at 6-11 years old and coproduced by TF1 Production, Cyber Group Studios and Enanimation. A new generation of loveable Ninjas trained by their Ninja Master fight to liberate innocent animals transformed into fearsome samurais. The series currently airs on TF1 (France), Rai (Italy), Disney EMEA, Tele Quebec (Canada), VRT & RTBF (Belgium), RTVE Clan (Spain), RTS (Switzerland), Spectrum (Indonesia).
2. Tribeca showcases 2D animated film Nerdland
Red Band Trailer
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) is going to be held between 13th-24th April in New York City. Its Viewpoint section will open up with R-rated animated comedy Nerdland. Viewpoints section is for films with bold directorial visions, and embraces underrepresented perspectives, styles, and characters. Nerdland is the first feature film from an American animation studio Titmouse, Inc. Story centers on two L.A. dudes, aspiring actor John and would-be screenwriter Elliot, who are approaching their 30th birthdays without yet becoming the superstars. They know they were meant to be. The ambitious duo will set out on an all-day journey in Hollywood to make it big by the end of the night.
3. The 2016 ASIAGRAPH Reallusion Award
The Reallusion Award 2016 has opened entries. The qualification round submission ends on 13th May, and the finalists will be invited to Taiwan to participate in the final 48-Hours live contest. The event welcomes students from all around the world to join and win up to US$10,000 in cash prizes for University 3D section. There are University 2D, High School 3D, and High School 2D sections as well.