TV series

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13 x 11’

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Milkshake Bar

Pieno Baras

Animated stories about modern families and the challenges they experience nowadays

Milkshake Bar is an animated series about relationships in the modern families from the point of view of kids. The traditional concept of a happy family that consist of a father, mother and two kids is just a cliché these days. Modern society has re-shaped the physical constitution of a family and the Milkshake Bar series speaks to kids about such changes in a simple language they can understand. Mikas the Bear lives only with his constantly-working mom Rita and has never seen his dad. Every day after school, Mikas and his best friends – the energetic squirrel Sonata and the pessimist cat Gabriel – meet at the Milkshake Bar. One day at the bar the friends unexpectedly come across the photo of a bun-eating champion bear who looks an awful lot like Mikas. Perhaps that’s Mikas’ dad? Despite the obvious differences in character, family traditions and social status, the three friends always support each other and experience many adventures together.

Director’s statement
The Milkshake bar is a cosy café where the main characters spend most of their time after school. It is in the centre of Forest Town – beautiful little place that reminds a lot of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, but also resembles many other European cities. The citizens are all animals of different fur, but they have similar problems to humans. 
The main idea of the series is friendship and honesty. While watching it, you will feel how important true friendship is, especial during the hard time, and how lucky one is to have best friends. Family is always in the centre of the story. There are different family models represented, but they are all loving and caring families. 
Yellow is the dominant colour of the show. It represents warmth, happiness and hope – the overall feeling of the Milkshake bar. Characters are stylized, but recognizable animals. The backgrounds reflect on the feelings of the main characters. It mostly rains in Forest Town, but it is not always cloudy.

Director

Urtė Oettinger


urte@oettinger.dk
Producer

Agnė Adomėnė


agne@artshot.lt

Country of production

Lithuania

Target audience

Preschool

Animation Technique

Traditional

Production company

ART SHOT

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