MELNITSA ANIMATION STUDIO
“Melnitsa” was founded in 1999 and is the largest animation studio in Russia. It boasts over 350 employees and has an annual animation capacity of 600 minutes. Melnitsa has made a name for itself with the success of projects such as “Moonzy”, “The Barkers”,
“Little Tiaras” and “Fantastic Journey to Oz”. The company has also garnered international interest as a result ofits art direction, produced by art director and two time Oscar nominee Konstantin Bronzit.
“Moonzy” and “The Barkers” are available on Amazon Prime in the USA, the UK and Canada. The shows are also aired in Israel on HOP! and in Turkey on Planet Sony. The deals were developed and signed at INK Global, Melnitsa’s worldwide partner since 2017.
Melnitsa also has a very a strong internet audience. The company’s official channel has amassed a total of 6.75 billion views for “Moonzy” and 4.5 billion for “The Barkers”.
The company has been involved in licensing in Russia since 2004 and is in the process of expanding its licensing operations to the international market.
“Moonzy”, whose target audience is 2 to 5 year olds, has been on air in Russia since 2006 and is ranked amongst the top 3 most enjoyed animation series. The success of “Moonzy” enabled Melnitsa to license over 3000 articles,including 200 performances, 662 book titles with Egmont Russia that have sold a total of 8.4 million copies. Moonzy’s licensing portfolio includes household brand names such as Chupa-Chups and Kinder Surprise; as well as world leading conglommorates Unilever and Procter & Gamble.
“The Barkers”, a show for 4 to 8 year olds, has been on air since 2011 In 2017, it received the Carousel TV Award as The Best Russian Animation Series. It has more than 1500 articles licensed to its name. The new collection of “The Barkers” Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs by Ferrero launched in the summer of 2018 2018 also saw “The Barkers” magazine sell 42000 copies on a monthly basis: an undisputed record in the Russian animation market.
This autumn, Melnitsa will be launching a new animated series called “Little Tiaras” based on Russian folk tales. This show is aimed at girls aged 4 to 9 The production is a collaboration with CTC Media, Russia’s leading independent entertainment broadcasting company and CTB Film Company, one of the main producers of video content in Russia. The series will include 26 episodes over 2 seasons, and run for 6 minutes per episode.
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