Animated TV series Coolics produced by Russia’s one of the oldest animation companies SMF Studio (Soyuzmultfilm) premiered at MIPCOM 2021, the ongoing international content trading and production community meet at Cannes. Coolics is based on the comic book by the Russian publisher Bubble Comics.
The studio has already produced seven 11-minute episodes. They are planning to work on 45 more episodes.
“Coolics is a truly innovative project not only for the SMF Studio, but for the entire Russian animation industry. This is the first experience of creating an animated series based on comics. Together with Bubble we were trying to deliver a simple truth, being a superhero does not mean having superpowers at all. It is enough to be able to show kindness, courage and responsiveness, to take care of friends and the world around us. These are the core values of our classic animation films- the continuity of generations is especially symbolic for us in the year of the 85th anniversary of the legendary film studio,” said SMF Studio board chairman Yuliana Slashcheva.
According to Bubble Comics’ editor in chief Roman Kotkov, the animated series will interest both comic book fans and modern animation fans.
“It’s probably the most superhero project that we have ever done. It has vivid images, super powers and memorable heroes, in general, everything you need to love this story. I would also like to note that in this case the people who worked on the series had previously worked directly on the comics, so the partnership between Bubble and SMF Studio is an example of an ideal collaboration to create a cool project. And it’s just the beginning of our cooperation, we have a lot of surprises ahead,” said Kotkov.
Coolics is an 2D adventure-comedy series for six to eight year old children. It is about a team of young cadets in the ‘Space Academy’ whose mission is to search for superpowered creatures on different planets to help protect the universe from the forces of Evil.
SMF Studio creative producer and director Alexandra Bizyaeva, Kotkov and creative producer Evgeniy Eronin (Major Grom: The Plague Doctor) have created an original cartoon universe, where each of the characters have separate storylines.
The platforms that have sales rights are Pay TV, S-VOD, A-VOD, Inflight. The TV series is originally in Russian language which is being dubbed in English as well.
Coolics is currently under production with more than 75 per cent of the project already financed.