Eight never before seen episodes will screen in cinemas across Italy this Christmas season.

Masha and the Bear makes big screen debut this Christmas

Hit pre-school property Masha and the Bear is making its big screen debut across Italy this Christmas.

In a joint agreement between Warner Bros. Animacord and Ink Global, the new theatrical release will run from December 23rd to January 10th and will be screened in select cinemas across the country.

Distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Italy, Masha and the Bear’s cinematic experience will deliver eight never before seen episodes of the series to the big screen.

“Masha and the Bear in theatres during the Christmas holidays will be the special event for families and for some kids also their very first experience at the movies,” said Thomas J. Ciampa, WB vice president distribution and new theatrical ventures.

Claus Tømming, Ink Global director, added: “success in Italy shows the strength and potential of Masha and the Bear. It is a show that stands out as something original and innovative in a crowded market and audiences everywhere are responding to that.”

Produced by Russian animation studio Animacord, Masha and the Bear was named best animation in the Creative Talent category at the 2015 Kidscreen Awards and is shown in almost every country in the world.

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