Canadian Animation Shop Guru Studio Makes Moves in China

Variety | 3/19/2019 | Shirley Lau
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Guru Studio, an award-winning Canadian animation studio, is exploring the possibility of opening an office in Hong Kong or mainland China.

The Toronto-based company is keen to get a slice of China’s animation market, which has been growing quickly.

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Louise Jones, Guru vice president of finance and business affairs, said at a FilMart panel discussion on animation March 19: “China has the single biggest TV audience in the world and is the second big economy. It’s a natural move for us to build a brand in China.”

On March 18, 20 episodes of Guru Studio’s flagship preschool series, “True and the Rainbow Kingdom,” were released on QQ Player, a multimedia player developed by Tencent. It is the studio’s first major foray into China; it previously collaborated with iQiyi and Tencent Video to show “Justin Time,” another original, but smaller, production by the studio.

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