1. Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs to be broadcasted on UK’s POP channel
The animated series Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs from Australia’s SLR Productions and international partners Telegael, Super RTL, Network Nine, Top Draw Animation and ZDF Enterprises has been confirmed for broadcast on UK’s POP channel. It will premiere on 5th September. The series is based on picture books of the same title written by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto. In addition to the POP broadcast deal, ZDF Enterprises has sold the series to China, Vietnam, Singapore, Portugal, Sweden, and Africa.
2. Cartoon Forum 2016: Spanish animation series Action!
The Spanish production companies AltContent and Uniko will present Actión! at Cartoon Forum, co-production forum for TV animated series, starting from 13th September in France. The series targets at children aged between 7 and 11. It tells the adventures of Antoine, Audrey and Alfred, three 10-year-old children who take a camera to film the world around them. Series creator Pablo Peñalver says that the series aims to teach cinema to young audience in a fun way. The project is currently at the pre-production phase and was originally presented at MIPTV back in April, and also at Animation Production Day in May in Stuttgart, and at the most recent Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (Mifa).
3. Cartoon Forum 2016: Illuminated Films will present Caiman
Illuminated Films based in the UK will present Caiman, the project of pre-school shows, at Cartoon Forum 2016. Caiman centres on a young alligator living in a semi-tropical paradise. The show aims to speak to both children and their parents. A pilot project was written by Moya O’Shea working closely with Director Sue Tong. Being awarded from Creative Europe, Illuminated Films developed Caiman with sponsorship from Adam Selly’s Union Media.
4. animago AWARD announced the 2016 nominees
The animago AWARD & CONFERENCE is the event focuses on three key areas: 3D Animation & Still, Visual Effects and Visualisation. This year, a total of 1,076 projects were submitted for consideration from 58 nations. animago AWARD nominated the three best works in each of the 13 animago categories from them. The winners will be announced on the evening of 27th October at the awards ceremony held during the 2016 animago AWARD & CONFERENCE (27th and 28th October 2016) in Munich’s Cultural Center GASTEIG in Germany. The animago will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Nominees in the category “Anniversary Prize 20 years of animago AWARD”
Nominees in the category “Best Visual Effects“
Nominees in the category “Best Character“
Nominees in the category “Jury´s Prize“
You can find other nominated projects from the link below.