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Toonz Animation partners with US-based Friends of Bark Buddies

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 11:00 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) Toonz Animation has signed up with Los Angeles based company, Friends of Bark Buddies, to develop, finance and distribute of a 3D children's series titled Bark Buddies.

Developed by former radio talk show host and nature educator, Constance Nelson, Bark Buddies is an animated multi-media series that motivates kids to discover the great outdoors and to reconnect with nature and all things green.

Bark Buddies will be a one of its kind show that can pull kids away from the sedentary, unhealthy, stuck-indoors lifestyle and connect with the green spaces where they can play, plant and explore.

"We're excited about 'Sparking a Nature-Child Reunion' and guiding kids to an interactive new 'fun-tier' - the great outdoors! The Bark Buddies multimedia TV series is not just 'sit back and watch TV'. It's hands-on engagement with the best teacher of all, nature!", said P. Jayakumar, Toonz Group CEO.

With eco-friendly merchandise based on the show's characters already making waves in McDonalds, Walmart, parades, classrooms and events, the series is slated to branch out into books and games as well.

Established in 1999, Technopark-based Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd. is the animation production division of Toonz group.

-- Indo Asian News Service

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