International Festival of Animated Films "Krok" starts in Moscow September, 13. The festival's history began at 1987, now "Krok" collects the best animated films from all over the world. As well as the competitive categories, the festival also features other animation screenings, events, and lectures. It is often attended by the top animators and directors of animation of the region.
This time the film forum will again take place on the ship that will sail along the route Moscow - St. Petersburg.
972 applications were submitted for the festival. 140 films from 36 countries of the world were selected into the contest program of "Krok" 2017. The popular cartoon series for the whole family "Be-be-bears" (episode 78), created by the "Parovoz" animation studio for Digital Television Russia TV channels, is among the contest participants from Russia.
The festival will end in St. Petersburg on September, 20. The best-animated films and directors will be awarded at the closing ceremony.
"Be-be-bears" is about Bucky and Bjorn's amusing adventures. The two protagonists are quite different: brown bear Bucky invents gadgets and polar bear Bjorn loves nature. The characters try to balance their respect towards nature with their interest in technical progress by experimenting with both whiles using a positive attitude. They often get into sticky situations, but always overcome any hardships with the help of their friends. Effortlessly, young viewers learn about strategy and manners through the show’s games and sweet humor!
"Be-be-bears" took part in the competition program of the international animation festival "Constantine’s Gold Coin", held in Serbia in July 2017. Last year the cartoon for the first time in the history of Russian animation was among the most popular television projects in the world for children according to the results of MIPJunior screenings.
In 2017 "Be-be-bears" animated series, adapted for international sales by "Digital Television Russia", became available to the audience of more than 355 million people on the Discovery Kids TV channel in the Middle East and North Africa.