SMF Studio Scores Multiple Deals for Kids’ Series


Soyuzmultfilm (SMF) Studio made multiple deals for its series Meowgic, Claymotions, The Secrets of Honey Hills and Golden Collection at MIPCOM.

SMF Studio secured a deal with Chinese long-term partner Joy Media to distribute the upper preschool show Meowgic to the Chinese market. The comedy series follows a girl whose pet cat can grant her two wishes a day.

The studio’s sales agent, Jetpack Distribution, which holds the global rights for Claymotions, signed an agreement with Israeli kids’ channel Hop! to broadcast the series. Finnish broadcasting company Yle also made an agreement to distribute Claymotions in its own territory. Both deals include 62 episodes of the preschool series, which teaches the young audience about the world through games.

Israeli Hop! will also broadcast The Secrets of Honey Hills, as will Česká televise due to an agreement with Sola Media, which represents the series worldwide. The Secrets of Honey Hills, produced with Unreal Engine, features intriguing crime stories to challenge kids’ curiosity and logical thinking.

Golden Collection will land in the Baltic countries as the result of a deal with Latvian provider Tet, which acquired the rights to 300 cartoons.

Yuliana Slashcheva, chairman of the board of directors of SMF Studio, said: “Current MIPCOM [was] very eventful for the SMF Studio. We’ve been very happy to find out that our highly anticipated comedy series for kids—Loodleville—has become the only project from Russia to be named as one of the five finalists for the MIPJunior Project Pitch. We have also premiered our new series Coolics, a first-ever show based on a comic book that has been produced in Russia. I truly hope that both titles will get recognition in the international arena, and we will continue expanding our global deals along with searching the ways for joint co-production. I also want to thank our long-term partners who have struck new deals for the SMF Studio’s titles as well as introducing our new agents.”