Turner & Cyber Group Unveil New Animated Co-Pro


LONDON/MIAMI: Turner International has partnered with Cyber Group Studios to create a brand-new animated series, currently titled Taffy, that is slated for broadcast on Boomerang.

Taffy is based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner. The 78×7-minute show follows the slapstick adventures of a hound dog whose billionaire owner takes in an imposter posing as an angora cat. It is being produced in France and will begin rolling out on Boomerang in a number of international markets in Q4 2018.

Cecilia Persson, Turner’s VP of programming and content strategy for kids in EMEA and international kids’ acquisitions and co-productions, said: “With its classic-look animation style and timeless, slapstick humor, Taffy couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Boomerang. We’re very excited to be working with Cyber Group Studios to produce the show, and further our efforts to build Boomerang as a second flagship kids’ channel with a strong and refreshing pipeline of content.”

Pierre Sissmann, the chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios, added: “It is an honor and a thrill for the Cyber Group Studios team of artists and authors to be working alongside the Turner International team to develop a new series for Boomerang and I hope this idea we had, Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation and myself, a couple of years ago, of creating this new slapstick character of Taffy, will become a great addition to the cartoon lineup of one of the most prestigious cartoon channels in the world.”