FUN Union and the Riki Group have signed a coproduction agreement with China Central Television Animation (CCTV) for the development and production of a new animated, primary school series, called ‘Krash and Hehe.’
FUN Union and the Riki Group have signed a coproduction agreement with China Central Television Animation (CCTV) approving the development and production of a new animated series for primary school children, called Krash and Hehe. The agreement was signed during the state visit led by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow.
The first season will include 52 episodes of 11 minutes, and will be made in 3D CGI with 2D inserts. The production will be released in early 2019.
The story takes place in a toy store where, at night, the toys come to life and embark on a series of wild, wacky and fun adventures. Its main characters are favorites in the market -- Krash from the KikoRiki series (top-rated program in Russia among children 5–12 years) and Panda Hehe from CCTV’s programs.
FUN Union aims to bring uplifting, entertaining and educational content to children all over China. The Hong-Kong start-up is financing the project and will be highly involved in its development. “This partnership integrates our values of quality entertaining content, with education at its core. And we are proud to be a part of such an exceptional opportunity to work with CCTV,” said Christine Brendle, FUN Union’s CEO.
According to Zijing Wu, China Director: “This follows a steady success in the Chinese market where all KikoRiki and PinCode series have broadcasted on CCTV Kids with high ratings.”
The preschool program “BabyRiki” will also launch on digital platforms in China starting July 8.
Source: FUN Union