Press Release from Scrawl Studios
CANNES - October 5, 2011 - Singapore animation company Scrawl Studios today announced a co-production deal with French partner Cyber Group Studios for its CG-animated series Zou. The new (52 x 11) CG-animated pre-school series has been presold in 50 countries worldwide and has been picked up by broadcasters including France 5, TeleQuebec and Disney EMEA. It is expected to premiere in Europe on Disney in Q2 2012.
Zou is a television adaption of the popular children’s book series by author Michael Gay that tells the stories of a five year old zebra and his extended family as he goes about earning his stripes. The book is a recipient of the "Parent’s Choice” award in the U.S. and the "Special Award" at the Festival de Turin.
Scrawl Studios has a strong track record in international co-productions. Some of these include: Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare with Australia’s SLR Productions, Almost Extinct with Canada’s CCI Entertainment and Taiwan’s Coolframes Digiworks; as well as a first-look multi-year agreement with Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific.
About Cyber Group StudiosCyber Group Studios is a multi-awarded independent French producer and distributor specialized in top quality kids programming with strong international appeal. The company was created in 2005 by a team of top executives with more than 30 years of experience with industry leaders such as The Walt Disney Company, Sony, BBC, Virgin. For more information please visit www.cybergroupstudios.com/aboutus.
About Scrawl StudiosScrawl Studios was founded in 2002 by a few like-minded individuals who simply liked to doodle. From its humble beginnings as a boutique studio in a small Chinatown office, doing everything from illustrations to animated commercials, the company is now one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most established creative and animation houses with a staff strength of over 70 and growing. Specialising in original animated series as well as work-for hire animation services, Scrawl’s clientele includes international broadcasters such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, YTV, ABC, Discovery Kids and multinational companies, among many others.
The Scrawl Group of companies comprises a network of affiliated media entities, each specialising in a unique part of the value chain – from creation of original animated properties, to full-service 2D/3D animation production as well as distribution and licensing. It currently has offices in Singapore and Suzhou, China. For more information please visit www.scrawlstudios.com.