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Russian Tim and Tom animated series released in China
Photo credit: a shot from Tim and Tom animated series
The second season of the Russian Tim and Tom animated series was released on the Chinese video hosting site YouKu, which is called an analogue of YouTube. The cartoon depicts the friendship between a hippo and a baby elephant, it is intended for young children. According to its creators, the first season was a "dizzying success" in China, TASS reports.
The premiere of the Russian animated series on YouKu took place two years ago, the first 13 episodes were watched by a record audience for Russian animation - 12 million viewers, at the moment the animated series has collected more than two billion views.
The producer of the project Albina Mukhametzyanova expressed hope that the second season will duplicate the success of the first one in China. Twenty-six episodes of Tim and Tom have been released internationally in both Chinese and English.
According to the producer, the animators of the Petersburg studio will film 52 five-minute episodes together with the Alibaba Group. Russian viewers will see the continuation of the adventures of their favorite characters at the end of this year.