As a new milestone has been achieved by international animated series Masha and the Bear, fans in more than 100 countries are in a celebrating mood.
The CG-animated series from Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studio continues to gain popularity and break records, reaching two major milestones last week.
Season 1 episode Recipe for disaster received more than two billion views on YouTube and took fifth place in the list of the most viewed videos on YouTube of all time, standing next to popular music videos from singers such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift.
The series follows the adventures of a retired circus bear who settles into the woods and prepares for a quiet new life surrounded by peace and tranquility until he is introduced to an adventurous little girl named Masha who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Bear is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to guide his friend and keep her from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures.
Together with a rag-tag group of friendly animals that have made the forest their home, Masha and the Bear entertain adults and children alike teaching viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship.
The particular episode is the only animated video that is included in the top 10 most viewed videos of all time and has strongly contributed to capturing a fan base of more than nine million engaged subscribers.