Cyber Group Studios Showcases Production, Development Slate


PARIS: Cyber Group Studios arrives at MIPCOM with six series that are in production, including Mirette Investigates, and seven development projects, encompassing a range of animation styles and target demos.

Cyber Group Studios will showcase the first episodes of Mirette Investigates, a 52×11-minute 2D animated series for TF1 and Canal+ (France), WDR (Germany) and TV3 Catalunya (Spain). Buyers will also be able to see the first episodes of season three of Zou, produced for Disney EMEA. Also in production are Zak Jinks, from Label Anim Production for France 3 and France Télévisions, and a new CGI preschool series from Omens Studios in Singapore called Leo, The Wildlife Ranger, which has been sold to Amazon in the U.S. These four series are currently being delivered to broadcasters around the world.

At MIPCOM, buyers can also see the trailer of Gilbert & Allie, a CGI co-pro with Brown Bag Films for Disney EMEA, currently in production. Cyber Group is also presenting the 2D/3D series The Pirates Next Door. Both series are currently slated for delivery in 2018 and 2017, respectively.

On the development slate are two co-pros with The Jim Henson Company: BouBouh and Enchanted Sisters, as well as Tom Sawyer for ARD/HR (Germany) and SRC (Canada). There is also Gigantosaurus, a new CGI preschool show for Disney Junior EMEA. Cyber Group Studios will also introduce to the market Taking Down Taffy, a co-production with Turner. Also in development are Menino and the Children of the World, an animated and live-action hybrid  with Folivari and Winds; Ernest and Rebecca, a Media Valley production for TF1; and the new project Goal Force, in development with Disney EMEA and co-produced with the French independent company La Chouette Compagnie.

Pierre Sissmann, the chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios, noted: “This is a great moment for us, as our expanded resources over the last two years enable us now to accommodate the production of a larger slate of original series with new artistic challenges, and also gain the confidence of other talented French and international producers, who trust us with their new productions.”

Raphaelle Mathieu, the company’s new VP of sales, acquisitions and new media, added: “It is exciting to come to the market with a slate reflecting such an artistic diversity and be the ones entrusted to push these series across the world.”