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Cyber Group’s ‘Tatonka’ Premieres in China

Award-winning series with a wildlife focus began airing March 29 on free-to-air broadcaster CCTV.

Cyber Group Studios’ ‘Tales of Tatonka’ began airing March 29 on CCTV in China.

Cyber Group Studios and distribution and investment company Pacific Media Group have announced the animated series The Tales of Tatonka started airing daily March 29 on free-to-air CCTV in mainland China, and will be carried on major digital platforms across China.

The Tales of Tatonka, a CGI 52 x 13 mins. series for 5- to 7-year-olds, tells the adventurous stories of four wolf cubs who grow together as a family living with nature. Their friend Tatonka, the bison, helps the young wolves explore their wilderness home along with friends Cinksi the lynx, Poum the bear, Wahi the squirrel and Wambli the eagle. 

Written by Pierre Sissmann and directed by Olivier Lelardoux, The Tales of Tatonka has received multiple awards across the world including a Golden Panda nomination in China and Karusel TV’s Best Kids’ Series in Russia.

The series combines an 11-minute animated adventure with a live action segment titled “The World of Tatonka,” depicting animal life in the wild.

Source: Cyber Group Studios

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