Parovoz 2022. Results of the year
In 2022 the Parovoz studio produced 1290 minutes of animation. We released another feature film, and five new series were premiered on TV and online! Our cartoons won many awards, and the studio team began to work on new animation projects.
«LOST MIRACLE» FILM AND SERIES PREMIERES
«Lost Miracle» feature film and animated series were premiered in 2022. The cartoon tells about the journey of three modern teenagers to the 14th century, St. Sergius of Radonezh, whom they meet on their way, and the changes that happen to the kids thanks to the amazing journey into the past.
The release of the cartoon, produced by the Parovoz studio in cooperation with the Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra and the Moscow Theological Academy, was timed to commemorate the significant event in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church — the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh were acquired 600 years ago. The film was shown on TV and online on Okko, Ivi and Wink after its distribution. Later the fascinating animated story was chosen for the long list of the Golden Eagle award.
AWARDS OF «THE EVERLASTING STORY»
2022 became significant for another feature film created by our studio in cooperation with the Digital Television media holding. «The Everlasting Story» is an animated road movie about young Koshchey and other characters from the universe of the popular TV series «Fantasy Patrol». It won as many as 10 awards at various festivals and competitions, including the main prize of the Russian national award in the field of children’s cinema and television TEFI Kids, the XXVII Open Russian Animated Film Festival in Suzdal and the Main Heroes-2022 television award, which is given on the basis of the nationwide vote of children.
«CHAMPIES» SERIES PREMIERE
A lot of our animated series were premiered in the outgoing year. The premiere of the «Champies» became one of the most anticipated. The cartoon tells about the boy Roma’s toys that come alive. Viewers of Russian children’s TV channels have followed with interest the exciting adventures of the toys since September.
«BASIK CAT» SERIES PREMIERE
The premiere of the first season of the animated series «Basik cat» is a Christmas present for the fans of the cartoons created by the Parovoz studio. On December 25, the 3D comedy series for family viewing became available online on IVI, Kinopoisk and OKKO. Hurry up to watch 13 episodes about the cute, fluffy and incredibly smart Basik cat, whose life is full of adventures!
RELEASE OF THE ANNIVERSARY EPISODE OF THE «PUPPIES AND KITTENS» SERIES
In 2022, the Parovoz studio released the 100th episode of the animated series about the cozy world of puppies and kittens. The episode is called Vocation. The anniversary episode of the animated project will be premiered in the MOOLT app on January 6, 2023.
PREMIERE OF THE SERIES «PUPPIES AND KITTENS. LOVELY SONGS»
In the autumn, Russian viewers got familiar with musical talents of the characters from the popular television series. The spin-off «PUPPIES AND KITTENS. Lovely songs» was shown on TV. Each episode of the series is a complete music piece and a video that features Alice, Lucy, Georgie, Vicky, Mia and other characters from the universe of the parent project.
PREMIERE YEAR OF THE PROJECT «MUSIC PATROL. FANTASY SONGS»
Another animated series full of music and songs was launched in December 2021, so whole 2022 was the premiere year for the project. Captivating videos from the young witches reveal the talents of the favorite characters from the popular TV series «Fantasy Patrol».
VICTORY IN THE PITCH FROM THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND GRANTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FOUR SERIES
Four projects of the studio won the pitch from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and were included in the list of projects recommended for grants in 2022 for the production of the series «Seven Kingdoms» (episodes 1-5), «Fantasy Patrol. The Chronicles» (episodes 65-66) — copyright by the Digital Television company, «Musya, Chuk and Stanislav» and «Tweetville» — copyright by the Parovoz Studio.
WORK ON AUTEUR CARTOONS
Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture, auteur animation was launched at the studio. Currently Parovoz works on three projects the production of which is sponsored by the Ministry, they are «Mom of a Ship» (directed by Evgeny Golovin, 13 min.), «On that Side» (directed by Alexander Afonasiev, 13 min.), and «It feels sleepy» (directed by Igor Voloshin, 10 min.).
THE MERCHANDISE OF THE STUDIO CARTOON CHARACTERS WAS RELEASED
Thanks to our partner 0+ Media, 2022 delighted the fans of the cartoons produced by the Parovoz studio with a great number of new licensed products, while the brand «Fantasy Patrol» was acknowledged the best license of the previous year according to the RUSSIAN LICENSING AWARDS.
MORE PEOPLE FOLLOW THE STUDIO CHANNELS IN SOCIAL NETWORKS
We continue to report useful information about animation, upload exciting videos, publish news about our cartoons, the studio and industry on our pages in social networks; we also run contests and games. The YouTube channel of the studio managed to raise over 100 000 mark, gaining 104,000 subscribers in 2022. We know that you are keen on watching how our animated series are created, so we share not only shots from your favorite cartoons, but also show how bugs are fixed, publish reviews, upload previews, animatics and demonstrate how our specialists work at different stages of production.
Another video platform gave us a real surprise: despite the fact that Parovoz stopped running the channel on TikTok in February, the outgoing year gave us 158.6 thousand new followers, so the total number of subscribers became 803.7 thousand. We hope that TikTok will come back to us and we will be able to post our videos there again.
Life is in full swing at the studio as well. Book, animation and film clubs are held regularly, at the meetings we watch and discuss animation, feature films and books, we share our discoveries and ideas; besides, we resumed weekly sketching sessions and yoga classes in 2022.
It is even cozier in our studio than it used to be 🙂 In the summer, it was decorated with photographs of the youngest generation of children who were born during the period their parents worked at Parovoz. We are happy that more and more kids become our viewers each year, and we hope we will please them with new cartoons next year!