Pressroom

TURNER AND CYBER GROUP STUDIOS ANNOUNCE NEW COPRODUCTION “TAFFY” FOR BOOMERANG INTERNATIONAL

London & Miami, Monday 13th February 2017: Turner International and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets.

Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs Muchmore takes in an imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat. Each instalment sees Bentley try to reveal “Taffy” for the vermin he is – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits, pillagings and disastrous messes. Whether traveling from Mrs Muchmore's luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting international adventures or a visit with the President, wherever these rivals go, mayhem is sure to follow!

The 78 x 7-minute series, which will be produced in France, will join Boomerang’s line-up of funny, multi-generational shows like Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series and Grizzy & the Lemmings from Q4 2018.

Cecilia Persson, Turner’s Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Kids EMEA & International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions said: “With its classic-look animation style and timeless, slapstick humour, Taffy couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Boomerang. We’re very excited to be working with Cyber Group Studios to produce the show, and further our efforts to build Boomerang as a second flagship kids channel with a strong and refreshing pipeline of content.”

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios commented: “It is an honour and a thrill  for the Cyber Group Studios team of artists and authors to be working alongside the Turner International team to develop a new series for Boomerang and I hope this idea we had, Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation and myself, a couple of years ago, of creating this new slapstick character of TAFFY, will become a great addition to the cartoon line up of one of the most prestigious cartoon channels in the world.”

-ends-

Contacts

For Turner International/Boomerang:
Katie Goldberg – EMEA PR Manager
Katie.goldberg@turner.com, +44 207 693 1248

For Cyber Group Studios:
Eve Cohen – International Sales Assistant
ecohen@cybergroupstudios.com, +33 (0)1 55 56 32 13

About Turner International
Turner International operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner operates more than 175 channels showcasing 38 brands in 33 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a Time Warner company.

About Boomerang International
Turner’s Boomerang is a 24-hour digital cable and satellite network offering the best in classic and contemporary animated entertainment. Boomerang targets boys and girls aged 4-7 and their families, offering an exciting mix of light-hearted and fun family favourite cartoons such as Scooby-Doo, The Tom and Jerry Show, Garfield, Inspector Gadget and Looney Tunes.  Boomerang has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America where it is available in 25 languages in more than 100 countries and in over 126 million homes. Boomerang is a brand owned by Turner, a Time Warner company.

About Cyber Group Studios
Cyber Group Studios is a French independent multi-awarded company which produces and distributes its own and third party audiovisual productions and brands. The company handles programs with strong international appeal targeted to kids and families in particular, 3D CGI and 2D HD, animated productions (TV series and movies) targeted at 2-12 years old kids and teens and HD animation series, for “Triple Play” broadcast (web, mobile phones, TV). Its mission is to bring the best quality entertainment associated with the best creative talent around the world and to develop breakthrough technology to enhance its productions. The company’s aim is also to associate with other top producers in the world to help bring their outstanding new productions to market through Cyber Group Studios distribution network.
www.cybergroupstudios.com