Friday 24 February 2017

WATCH: Adorable Russian animation watched a billion times on YouTube

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear

The seventeenth episode of a Russian cartoon series has gone viral - hitting more than a billion views on YouTube.

Only 20 YouTube videos have ever achieved that feat and now Masha and The Bear (Masha Ppyus Kasha) has joined them with fans outside Russia, in Germany, Australia, the US and beyond and translations in 25 languages.

It's only 7 minutes long but it's the 13th most popular YouTube video of all time.  There are 54 other episodes but this one seems to have struck a chord at least with toddlers...

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