1.The Long Long Holiday receives Best Children TV Program Award
The Long Long Holiday was awarded “Best Children TV Program” by the prestigious Paris Radio and Television Club (France). It was produced by Les Armateurs (known for The Triplets of Belleville, Michel Ocelot’s Kirikou, and Ernest and Celestine) for France TV and Canal Plus, and distributed by Cyber Group Studios. The TV series (10×26’ or 5×50’) targets 6-12 year olds and their families, and first aired in May 2015 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. It focuses on the Second World War from the point of view of children. The series has already been acquired in Germany by ZDF, in Switzerland by RTS, in Denmark by DR as well as by TV5 addition to France. It is in talk with other countries such as the USA, Canada, Brazil, Sweden for further distributions.
2. New Moomin animation series
Filmlance International (Sweden) announced it has entered into a license agreement with Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing to develop the new Moomin animation series. Steve Box, Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature for Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will direct the new animated series.
3. Frederator Networks and Ánima Estudio partner for world’s largest Spanish-language animation network
Frederator Networks, the owner of Channel Frederator Network (the world’s largest animation network), partnered with Ánima Estudios, the largest Latin-American animation studio, to create the Átomo Network. Átomo Network will act as one of the world’s largest recruiters and incubators of Spanish-language animation. Channel Frederator Network and Ánima Estudios invested more than a million dollars in Átomo Network initially and opened offices in New York City, Burbank, Madrid, and Mexico City.
Ánima Estudios YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimaEstudios
Channel Frederator Network: http://www.channelfrederatornetwork.com/
4. Record number of entries received for KingstOOn competitions in Jamaica
Over 900 entries from 93 countries have been received for the KingstOOn Emerging Animators Content Competition (KEACC) and the KingstOOn International Animation Film Festival (KIAFF). KEACC and KIAFF take place March 12 and 13 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica.