Toronto – CCI Entertainment Ltd. in association with MotionWorks GmbH, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are proud to announce the launch of Artzooka! a new multinational, multiplatform children’s property that takes both art and entertainment to a whole new level. The series will be a mix of live action and animation and will be produced in various languages. The initial order includes 26 episodes in English which have been bought by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Artzooka! is a mix of fun, intrigue and surprise and shows kids that everyone can be an artist and that art can be made out of anything and everything. The series will present unique and innovative ways of being creative as well as provide children with a solid foundation on a range of art techniques. The property will feature cutting edge digital elements and electronic art and will include bizarre, animated characters that contribute to the shows upbeat, off-the-wall energy. All of the art projects will be easily mastered and accessible to all children while at the same time being inventive and dazzling.
“CCI Entertainment and MotionWorks have put together the impressive creative team behind Artzooka! It is a property that we are very proud of as it empowers children while at the same time provides great entertainment” says Charles Falzon, CCI Entertainment’s Co Chairman and Executive Producer of the series. “The format allows for localized versions of the show in an efficient manner and using a proven formula so we are confident it will reach children everywhere. As we always try to keep in mind, it’s not just art, it’s Artzooka!”
“We are thrilled to add Artzooka! to our line up of children’s shows,” says Kirstine Layfield of CBC. “Encouraging children’s creativity through such a unique and refreshing approach makes this a show we are sure our audiences will love.”
“We are very proud to be part of this inspiring, creative and very entertaining show. Artzooka! shows kids that everything can be art. It is the way you look at it. How you work with it and how you create new things” says MotionWorks CEO Tony Loeser.
“We at MotionWorks are happy to work with the creative team at CCI and to contribute our long animation experience to this show.”
A global branding and marketing strategy for Artzooka! has been shaped under the leadership of creative veterans David Snyder and Frank Fraser of LA based Brandissimo! Inc.