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1. Presenting 86 new TV series projects

From 10th to 13th September 2018, the 29th Cartoon Forum will be held in Toulouse, France. Cartoon Forum has been the core event for the growth of the co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms since 1990. It has helped finance 734 animation series, funding over 2.5 billion EUR since its inception. The organizer, CARTOON – European Association of Animation Film, announced that about 1000 sector professionals will have the opportunity to discover 513 hours of animated series content that have original stories and innovative visual material this year.

Projects selected from 21 countries

CARTOON also announced that 86 projects from 21 countries have been selected for pitching at Cartoon Forum 2018. France leads the selection with 28 projects, followed by UK with 9 projects, Germany with 8, Belgium with 7 and Spain with 6 projects. Two Canadian projects, Jax – Merlin’s Lineage and The Galactic Postman, and one Korean project, Wonderful ThumThum, will be presented as an extension of CARTOON‘s collaboration with Canada and South Korea during Cartoon Connection events. Furthermore, two projects pitched at the Cartoon Springboard 2017, an event for young talents, were selected for the Cartoon Forum 2018: Tufo and Mum is Pouring Rain.

Country spotlight: Finland

Cartoon Forum will spotlight one country for the third time. Finland will be the highlighted country. Finnish animation, including their three selected projects this year, will appear as a constant thread throughout Cartoon Forum such as the presentations of Finnish studios during Croissant Shows and the Finnish Farewell Dinner & Party.

2. Our picks

We picked 19 projects that caught our attention from the 86 selected projects that will be pitched at Cartoon Forum 2018.


Pre-School

Billy the Cowboy Hamster

  • TV series – 78 x 7′
  • Producer: Dandelooo (France)
  • 2D Computer

Birdie

  • TV series – 52 x 5′
  • Producers: Mutiny Group (Ireland) / elk.Studios (Ireland)
  • 2D Computer

Flo & The Intrepids

  • TV series – 52 x 7′
  • Producers: Ánima Kitchent Media (Spain)
  • 3D Computer

KOMANEKO, the Curious Cat

  • TV series – 52 x 7′
  • Producers: KOMADOLI Studio (France) / Dwarf (Japan)
  • Stop-motion

Odo

  • TV series – 26 x 7′
  • Producers: Letko (Poland) / Sixteen South (United Kingdom)
  • 2D Computer, Cut-out

The Who What

  • TV series – 52 x 7′
  • Producer: Silex Films (France) / Doncvoilà Productions (France)
  • 2D Computer

Woolly Woolly

  • TV series – 52 x 11′
  • Producers: Normaal (France) / Groupe PVP (Canada)
  • Stop-motion

Zouk, the Little Witch with a Big Personality

  • TV series – 52 x 11′
  • Producers: Bayard Jeunesse Animation (France) / Normaal (France)
  • 2D Computer


Children

Chicken Big

  • TV series – 11 x 26′
  • Producers: Bestial Investments (Spain) / GraveRobber Productions (United States of America)
  • 2D Computer

Jax – Merlin’s Lineage

  • TV series – 26 x 22′
  • Producer: Squeeze (Canada)
  • 3D Computer

Paradise Valley

  • TV series – 52 x 11′
  • Producers: GunHil (Iceland)
  • 3D Computer

The Borrowers

  • TV series – 52 x 11′
  • Producers: Blue Spirit Productions (France)
  • 3D Computer

The Fluffy Four

  • TV series – 52 x 7′
  • Producers: Lunanime (Belgium) / Beast Animation (Belgium)
  • Stop-motion

URIKITO 3024

  • TV series – 26 x 22’30
  • Producer: La Chouette Compagnie (France)
  • 2D Computer

We are the Artists

  • TV series – 52 x 13′
  • Producers: EX NIHILO (France) / Folimage (France)
  • 2D Computer


Family

Future Postman

  • TV series – 13 x 5′
  • Producers: AddArt (Greece) / Pangolin Entertainment (Greece) / Heinrich Böll Stiftung Greece (Greece)
  • 2D Computer, Cut-out

Looking for Santa

  • TV special – 26′
  • Producer: Folimage (France) / LUNANIME (Belgium)
  • 2D Computer

The Snores

  • TV series – 52 x 7′
  • Producers: Gertie (Italy)
  • 3D Computer


Young adults/Adults

Deep in the Bowl

  • TV series – 26 x 5′
  • Producers: ZEILT productions (Luxembourg) / WATT frame (France)
  • 3D Computer, Live action

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