Bazelevs signs to Paramount Comedy for Russian TV animation series. Viacom International Media Networks is partnering with Russian production house, Bazelevs, on an original, locally produced short form animation. The animated series, Chromosapiens (working title) will be aired exclusively on Paramount Comedy across the whole of Russia this autumn.
The project also includes patent-pending technology FilmLanguage, developed by Bazelevs with the support of Russian non-profit organisation, The Skolkovo Foundation. FilmLanguage will enable users to create their own animated shorts featuring Chromosapiens characters by converting natural language text directly into animation. This platform will be released on Paramount Comedy’s Russian web site and available to fans across the country.
Produced by Bazelevs owner and renowned Russian director and producer Timur Bekmambetov – Abraham Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter; Wanted starring Angelina Jolie; Russia’s biggest grossing comedy franchise Yolki – the 12 x 2 animation is the first made-for-television animation project from Bekmambetov, who has chosen the newly expanded Paramount Comedy for his new project.