INK Global has licensed the third installment of the popular animated series Masha and the Bear, produced by Animaccord, to KiKA in Germany.
The new season debuts with two back-to-back episodes on KiKA at 6 p.m. on June 18. It has also been picked up by HBO Europe, Minimax, Czeszka TV, TVP Poland, NBCUNI for France, Télé-Québec, France Télévisions, Canal+ in France, DeA Kids, RTS Switzerland, and Tiny Pop and Cartoonito in the U.K.
“Season three of Masha and the Bear is spreading across the world and adding to the huge presence of this phenomenally successful franchise,” said Claus Tømming, INK Group’s managing partner. “I’m sure KiKA will do a great job of promoting the show and millions of kids—and adults—across Germany will be very excited come June 18th!”
Sebastian Debertin, the head of acquisitions and co-productions at KiKA, added: “Masha and the Bear is a major hit on KiKA, not only for the kids target group but for a family audience as well. We are happy to now be able to show season three of this famous animation series.”