Another Season for Cyber Group’s The Happos Family


Turner EMEA has greenlit a sophomore season of its first-ever Boomerang original series, The Happos Family, produced by Cyber Group Studios.

The second season will feature 25 episodes that have been extended to seven minutes. The second run of the non-dialogue series will launch on Boomerang channels from January 2018. Three new characters, Football Happo, Scientist Happo and Acrobat Happo, will join the show for the new season. In addition to the linear rollout, the Happos characters will appear across a range of interactive digital platforms, including the Boomerang Make n’ Race app.

The series follows the lives of a family of Happos who live in an enclosure in a safari park. The show was created in partnership with Italian corporation Ferrero and will be produced by Cyber Group Studios, with which Turner recently signed a co-production deal for another new Boomerang series, Taffy.

“The great audience reaction, channel exposure and performance of Happos to date are all positive signs that we have an exciting new franchise on our hands,” said Johanne Broadfield, the VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA. “We’ve seen kids actually belly-laughing while watching the content and demonstrating really strong engagement with the humor and characters. Taking the show to a new level, with longer episodes and extensive support across digital, stands us in very good stead for a successful consumer products program, and we’re looking forward to the reaction we get from prospective partners here in Vegas.”

Pierre Sissmann, the chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios, added, “We immediately fell in love with The Happos Family and it’s not at all surprising that the show is already resonating with kids and families around the world. We’re delighted to be partnering again with Turner and coming on board to produce the second [season] of Happos, this time with longer stories and great new characters.”