Masha and the Bear (Russian: Ма́ша и Медве́дь, romanized: Masha i Medved; Russian pronunciation: [ˈmaʂə i mʲɪdˈvʲetʲ]) is a Russian animated television series created by Oleg Kuzovkov and co-produced by Soyuzmultfilm and Animaccord Animation Studio (Moscow, the Russian Federation), loosely based on the oral children's folk story of the same name. The show focuses on the adventures of a little girl named Masha and a fatherly bear that always keeps her safe from disasters. The first episode was released in 2009. The series has been translated into 25 languages and was broadcast in more than 100 countries. The series was released on Netflix and through NBCUniversal. Treehouse TV acquired Masha and the Bear as well from 2016–present and then has been formerly acquired on Teletoon too. Many of the episodes have been successful on YouTube. In particular, the Russian-language version of the episode "Маша плюс каша" ("Recipe for Disaster") has more than 4.3 billion views as of June 2020, making it the site's fifth most viewed video of all time, and the most viewed video on YouTube that is not a music video. The remaining top ten most viewed Masha and the Bear videos are: "Bon Appétit", with over 1.3 billion views; "Laundry Day", with over 1.1 billion views; "The Foundling", with over 800 million views; "La Dolce Vita", with over 740 million views; "Hocus-Pocus", with over 680 million views; "One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree!", with over 670 million views; "Two Much", with over 500 million views; "Little Cousin", with over 480 million views; and "Home-Grown Ninjas", with over 370 million views. The show consists of three full seasons, with 26 episodes each. The first thirteen episodes of the fourth season have been launched already. For the first season in English, Elsie Fisher – the voice of Agnes, the youngest of the three girls in the Despicable Me films – was chosen to dub the voice of Masha.