Glowberry and WarnerMedia bring BRAVE BUNNIES series to APAC
BRAVE BUNNIES will launch soon on Cartoonito – Cartoon Network’s preschool block – and streaming on HBO GO in Southeast Asia
Ukraine, Kyiv – April, 2022
Glowberry, the Ukrainian creator of a widely popular kids’ series BRAVE BUNNIES, has announced a licensing agreement with WarnerMedia, the leading media and entertainment company, to broadcast the series in 20 territories across Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The deal was secured for Glowberry by its exclusive content distribution partner, Aardman, who have been leading the charge for BRAVE BUNNIES with tier #1 broadcasters around the world.
The series will premiere on the Cartoonito pre-school programming block available daily on Cartoon Network, which launched on March 28 in Southeast Asia, and will debut in Australia and New Zealand in July. All Cartoonito shows follow a curriculum designed by early childhood education expert Dr Laura Brown to support the four pillars of Humancentric Learning: Creativity, Caring, Curiosity and Courage. The brand aims to inspire kids to use their imagination, to learn from their mistakes and to treat others with empathy and respect.
The series will also be available to stream in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong on HBO GO.This latest deal strengthens the relationship with WarnerMedia as BRAVE BUNNIES was also acquired by HBO Max for LATAM. The series will premiere mid-2022.
Olga Cherepanova, author and creative producer of BRAVE BUNNIES, comments:
We are delighted that a show we have been working on so passionately has been expanding so fast. I’m happy that alongside WarnerMedia we will reach a new audience in APAC. We wish viewers exciting time along with the BRAVE BUNNIES! Our partner Aardman continues to do a great job signing up the best broadcast partners for our BRAVE BUNNIES.
BRAVE BUNNIES is a brand new and unique entertainment and educational series for preschool kids. It tells the story of the curious and courageous brother and sister – Bop and Boo – who, together with their Brave Bunnies family, travel exploring the world around them and making new friends. Some of these are very much unlike the Bunnies, yet they always get a bunny-brilliant idea on how to make friends with them, invent a new game, and have a lot of fun together.
Robin Gladman, Head of Acquisitions at Aardman, comments:
It’s a great pleasure to be working with our friends at Glowberry, to help bring Brave Bunnies to the world. The team from Ukraine are constantly in our thoughts in their current plight. Friendship and diversity sit at the core of this fabulous show, these messages are more important now than ever, and we are thrilled Warner have decided to come on board across so many territories.
BRAVE BUNNIES is a brand-new unique entertainment and educational series for preschool kids. It tells the story of the curious and courageous brother and sister – Bop and Boo, who, together with their Brave Bunnies family, travel exploring the world around them and making new friends. Some of these are very much unlike the Bunnies, yet they always get a BunnyBriliant idea on how to make friends with them, invent a new game, and have a lot of fun together. The project is created in co-production with a Spanish animation studio – Ánima. The team includes the Director – Tim Fehrenbach (Great Britain), and the Head Writer for the series – John van Bruggen (Canada), who has extensive experience in creating kids’ animated content. The visual style of the series is created by a famous Ukrainian illustrator Anna Sarvira (Ukraine). The project is created with the support of FILM.UA Group, the State Film Agency, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
Glowberry is a Ukrainian creative production that develops high-quality content 360° for Kids and families worldwide, founded in 2009 as a publishing house. Glowberry, now a part of FILM.UA Group, grew into a production company with a big international team. Today, one of the key projects for our team is the BRAVE BUNNIES animated series. The projects of our professional team are highly acclaimed by international experts and became shortlist finalists of global animation festivals like Cartoon Forum, Animation Production Day, Cartoon 360, Annecy International Animated Film Festival (MIFA), Ottawa International Animation Festival, The Financing Forum for Kids Content.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands, including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-Academy Award® and BAFTA® award winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, games and interactive entertainment – current animated productions include; 2021 holiday specials Robin Robin and Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas, CGI series Lloyd of the Flies, a new stop motion series for pre-schoolers The Very Small Creatures, feature length sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget and a brand new Wallace & Gromit film for 2024.
Its productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work – which includes the creation of much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Morph – is often imitated, and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world. Recent celebrated projects include the ‘visually astonishing’ (Guardian), BAFTA® nominated console game, 11-11: Memories Retold, the four-times Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app, AR experience Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix up – and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands.
The studio runs the Aardman Academy, which has a commitment to nurturing talent by delivering excellence in film and animation training and mentoring. The Aardman Academy offers a variety of courses from intensive one-day workshops teaching production skills and storyboarding, to comprehensive twelve-week courses for professionals in craft based subjects from model making to animation.
In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come. www.aardman.com