Press Release from BRB Internacional
“Does it have a beak of a thousand colors? Are its ears enormous? Does it only eat rinds? What creature is hiding in the box? Guess and say ZOO-KA-BOO!” That is the narrative essence of the new series being prepared by BRB Internacional, set to become the first series to use 3D Stereoscopic technology -- visual effects through special glasses – for broadcast on TV, Low-Demand Internet Video and BluRay. This is an original European co-production from the Catalonian company Screen 21 in coorperation with the prestigious French design studio Image In which, with a pre-school target audience, combines real images and 3D Hi-Def animation in an entertaining guessing game format. Zookaboo will be available for broadcast at the end of next year.
Zookaboo (104 x 2’) is an original hinting game about a different animal each 2-minute episode: 104 guesses about 104 different characters… hiding in a box! In the series, which carries a dynamic narrative plot in which the 3D possibilities are exploited to the max, the voice-overs of children interact with the voice-over of the starring animal until it is discovered who is hiding in the box, after a series of questions and corresponding answers, both graphic and audible.
The innovative technique used to produce the special effects – 3D Stereoscopic -- will permit the television series to be viewed with special glasses that enhance the 3D perspective without having to leave home. On your own TV, home video or computer. Zookaboo is a television series that is different, modern, fun and stimulating, conceived specially for today’s children who want to enjoy 3D entertainment, but not just in movie theatres.
BRB Internacional, which manages all the rights for Zookaboo on a global level (except in France and the Middle East), will present a pilot episode at MIPCOM JR and MIPCOM – from the 3rd to the 9th of October in Cannes.
For more information:
MIPCOM – Stand R.35.24
BRB Internacional: An international company founded in Spain with more than 35 years experience in the production, distribution and licensing of high quality television programmes. BRB's animated series have been seen around the world, and characters such as David the Gnome, Dogtanian and Willy Fog are widely recognised as classics since back in the ‘80s. Currently BRB is producing innovative and branded series through the development of its Catalan studio Screen 21 using the latest techniques in design and CG technology – including such successful brands like Bernard, Iron Kid, The Imp, Angus&Cheryl, Papawa, Khuda-Yana or The Secret Life of Suckers. In the field of licensing, the company manages aside of all BRB’s titles an impressive catalogue which includes the Cartoon Network's properties for Spain and Portugal (The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's, Ben 10, Bakugan, ...), MGM (Pink Panther), Storm Hawks (Nerd Corps), Dibo and other brands like, Death Note. For more information, see: www.brb.es