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.