The French kids’ channel picks up 2 of the studio's new series -‘The McFire Family’ and ‘George Moby and Co.’ - as well as Season 3 of the popular cartoon ‘Taffy;’ the shows are slated to start production this year.
Cyber Group Studios announced an agreement with French kids’ channel, Gulli (M6 Group) that include development of two original properties, The McFire Family and George Moby and Co., as well as the pre-acquisition of the recently developed Season 3 of the popular French animated series Taffy. All three shows are slated to begin production this year.
“We are extremely excited about this partnership,” noted Pierre Sissmann, chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios. “We have very much enjoyed working with the Gulli team on these series, which have both French and international appeal and are already generating strong interest worldwide.”
Created by Sissmann, The McFire Family is co-written by Cyber Group Studios VP of Development Ira Singerman (Press Start!) and head writer Jacqueline Moody (Gigantosaurus). The 52x11’ CG series is aimed at kids ages 5-8 and follows a family of superhero firefighters and rescuers whose powers stem from the inventive, lifesaving technology they have developed. The young superheroes, three siblings, are descendants of the first firefighters and are tasked with continuing their ancestorial legacy. They join their parents and grandfather on exciting rescue adventures, using cool vehicles and high-tech gear to save the day.
George Moby and Co. is a 78x7’ 2D animated comedy series for kids and families. An original concept from Cyber Group Studio’s Ahmed Guerrouache (Taffy), the series is co-written by Marine Lachenaud, Guerrouache, and Sissmann. The show follows the adventures of a most unexpected and hilarious duo; George, a timid vegetarian lion, and Moby, a vociferous and determined little mouse. George is looking to make his mark on society and gives Moby a home inside his mouth, hoping that his new “inner voice” doesn’t do all the talking.
Returning for Season 3 is Taffy, the 2D cartoon comedy created by Sissmann, Emmy-nominated Mike De Seve, and directed by Guerrouache, is filled with crazy adventures, characters, and settings. The series follows the non-stop, slapstick misadventures of a loyal hound dog named Bentley whose billionaire old lady owner, Mrs. Muchmore, has taken in a racoon imposter posing as a wide-eyed, fluffy Angora cat. Each episode chronicles Bentley’s attempts to reveal Taffy for the varmint that he is – while super-clever Taffy handily (and comically) turns the tables on the dog.
Source: Cyber Group Studios