Meet Masha and the Bear, the Russian cartoon series that’s become a YouTube phenomenon! The animation is now being aired in more than 100 countries around the world and has been viewed more than 12 billion times – equal to 160,000 years of watching episodes back to back.
The hit children’s programme consists of many heart-warming tales of a three year old girl and her retired circus star friend, Bear. Masha is an energetic three-year-old who lives in an old train station in the forest. Precocious, silly, and friendly with everyone she meets, this energetic girl can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Her best buddy, Bear, is a warm, fatherly figure that does his best to keep Masha from harm, often ending up the unintended victim of her misadventures!
Masha and the Bear entertains adults and children alike, teaching viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship. The cartoon airs weekdays at 8:30 AM on Cartoonito and is available to watch on Netflix and on the Masha and The Bear YouTube channel.
YouTube has become a popular alternative to the traditional children’s TV format and Masha and The Bear is a prime example of this. There are only twenty YouTube videos to have ever received over one billion views and episode 17 of the Russian pre-school animation is now the 13th most popular YouTube video of all time!
Now children can immerse themselves further into the world of the large brown bear and the little girl with the new Masha and the Bear toy collection available now from Argos.
Little ones can continue their Masha and The Bear adventure with these fantastic free downloadable colouring pages!
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