Hier alle Trailer der vorgestellten TV-Projekte bei Cartoon Forum 2018 in Toulouse

Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 1000 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 38 countries. Since its creation in 1990, 753 series found financing, representing a total budget of 2.5 billion EUR.

Created in 1990, Cartoon Forum is a unique event focusing on pitching sessions of pre-selected TV projects, where animation producers can find cross-border partners and speed up financial arrangements.

It allows co-productions to be finalised, pre-buys agreed, negotiation of distribution agreements, options discussed on every type of right, and licensing of secondary rights.

Backgroundinformationen zu allen Projekten finden sich hier auf der Webseite von Cartoon Forum:

http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-forum/cartoon-forum-2018-1/discover-the-projects-2018.htm

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Die deutschen/deutsch-beteiligten Projekte beim diesjährigen, europäischen Pitching-Event „CARTOON FORUM“

von Johannes Wolters

Mitte September steht Cartoon Forum wieder an, die bedeutende europäische Pitching-Plattform, die alle wesentlichen Player des kontinentalen Trickfilmschaffens im TV-Bereich zusammenbringt. Hier wird gepitcht, Grundlagen für Co-producing gelegt, eingekauft, abgelehnt, sich ausgetauscht, Bilanz gezogen und sich Sorgen um die Zukunft gemacht. Und die sind nicht gerade gering. Allein schon die Teilnahme von Netflix-Abgesandten dürfte dieses Mal für Aufregung sorgen und hoffentlich  Bewegung in die Produktionslandschaft bringen. Während Deutschland der Preschool-Falle inzwischen erlegen zu sein scheint, kämpfen Teile Europas noch recht erfolgreich dagegen an. Auch der Brexit und seine Auswirkungen wird ein Thema bei den verschiedenen Dinners und Breakfast Events sein.

Cartoon Forum ist eine der wesentlichen europäischen Networking Veranstaltungen für TV-Redakteure, Produzenten und weniger für Kreative. Hier gehts um Sendeminuten, Sendeplätze  und entsprechend günstige Preise. Es geht um viel Geld. Die Webseite von CARTOON preist die Bedeutung des Events in nackten Zahlen an. Über 1000 Teilnehmer, davon gut ein Viertel Abgesandte diverser internationaler Fernsehsender. Die deutsche Beteiligung ist gering. Sowohl in Teilnehmern als auch in Sache  vorgestellter Projekte.

Das die Situation der Animation in Deutschland derzeit kaum mehr schön zu reden ist, war bereits Thema beim Schwester-Event „Cartoon Movie“ im März diesen Jahres, als der Leiter von Cartoon, Marc Vanderweyer die Situation in Deutschland bei der abschliessenden Pressekonferenz offen ansprach und deutlich bemängelte. In ganz Europa könne man eine Aufbruchsstimmung in Sachen Animation verspüren. Selbst das einstige Sorgenkind Spanien, dessen Animationsindustrie in der Finanzkrise implodiert war, hatte sich fulminant zurückgemeldet. Einzig Deutschland durchlebt gegen den europäischen Trend eine negative Entwicklung in Sachen Animationsproduktion, stellte Vanderweyer nüchtern fest. Spielfilmproduktion, Einspielergebnisse, Co-Produktionen, alles rückläufig.

Und was ist jetzt mit dem TV Bereich?

Auf dem Papier erscheint auf den ersten Blick eigentlich alles in Ordnung. Cartoon Forum spricht in seiner Pressemitteilung von 86 „original projects from across Europe“, die zwischem dem 10. und 13. September in Toulouse vorgestellt werden sollen. Die 29. Ausgabe von Cartoon Forum erlebt Pitching-Sessions von insgesamt 21 Ländern. Die Pressemeldung verkündet dabei ein wenig euphemistisch: „Frankreich, UK, Deutschland , Belgien & Spanien führen die Auswahl an. 44 Prozent der Projekte richten sich an Kinder“ Hört sich gut an, bei einer näheren Betrachtung treten die deutschen Probleme aber deutlich zutage.

Die acht deutschen Projekte zerfallen erst einmal auf dem Papier in zwei Gruppen: rein deutsche Produktionen (Digedags, Die Häschenschule, Orbiteers, Nicht lustig, Runemasters) und deutsche Co-Produktionen (Luis und die Aliens, Liri & Taya, Tom´s Taxi). Bei beiden Gruppen besteht keine Garantie, dass die Animation in Deutschland stattfinden wird, aber bei ersterer besteht wenigstens Hoffnung.

„Luis und die Aliens“ und „Die Häschenschule“ sind TV-Serien Projekte, die auf Kinofilmen aufbauen, (soviel zum Thema „original projects“). Man wird immerhin zumindest Character- und Production Design übernehmen können, das senkt die Kosten. Ob aber die Einspielergebnisse der Filme an der deutschen Kinokasse europäisches Co-Produktions-Interesse erzeugen werden, bleibt abzuwarten.

„Liri & Taya“ (Rußland) und „Tom´s Taxi“ ( Zooper Film ist ein Joint Venture zwischen Belgiens Grid Animation und Dänemarks Parka Pictures mit Lilian Klages, CEO von Parka Pictures an der Spitze und mit einem Büro in Ludwigsburg.) scheinen hauptsächlich ausländische Produktionen zu sein, die mittels ihres deutschen Arms, der teilweise noch schwer im Aufbau zu sein scheint, entsprechende Fördergelder einfahren möchten.  Warum nicht, Studio Cent aus Belgien hat das mit „Die Biene Maja“ bereits erfolgreich vorgemacht. Ob mit diesen Projekten aber eine deutsche Animationsindustrie angekurbelt wird?

Die Digedags sind eine moderniserte Version der bekannten ostdeutschen Comicvorlage, ob ihre Abenteuer das Zeug zu einer modernen TV-Serie haben oder hier ein Fall von akuter Ostalgie herrscht, wer kann das sagen? Es könnte sein, dass die moderne Version die alten Fans abschreckt und die jungen Zuschauer die alte Vorlage schlichtweg nicht kennen. Schaun wir mal und hoffen das Beste.

„Runemasters“ erinnert  ein ganz klein wenig an Guillermo del Toros Dreamwork Serie „Trollhunters“, die dahinterstehende Firma „Bigchild“ bastelt derzeit noch an ihrem Internet-Auftritt, viel sagen kann man also noch nicht.  Genau wie „Orbiteers“ von Wolkenlenker, bleibt abzuwarten, ob das Konzept originell genug  und genauso europäisch mehrheitsfähig ist! Auch hier drücken wir mal die Daumen.

Der interessanteste Bewerber um europäische Aufmerksamkeit und entsprechend finanzieller Unterstützung ist Joscha Sauer mit seinem  „Nicht Lustig“-Projekt, das auf seinem gleichnamigen Comic beruht. Dank einer erfolgreichen Crowd Funding Kampagne entstanden bislang 6 Folgen. Hier stellt sich allein die Frage, welcher europäische Sender oder internationale Streaming Plattform das 15minütige Format austrahlen kann und wird, und dies auf einem entsprechenden Programmplatz, der das Publikums-Segment „Junge Erwachsene“ erreicht. Die öffentlich-rechtlichen Sender dürften kaum mehr über solche Programmplätze verfügen. Das ist nicht lustig, aber vielleicht gerade deshalb wünscht man dem Projekt alles Gute und viel Erfolg.

Hier die deutschen Projekte mit entsprechenden Links:

Digedags

TV series – 26 x 22′

Children 6-9, Family

2D Computer / 3D Computer

Cross-media concept

It is 1284 and the Digedags and Knight Runkel are about to set off on an adventure to the Orient to search for a forgotten treasure and find their missing fellow Digedag. “Marco Polo” and “Vicky the Viking” meet “The Adventures of Tintin” in these insane and funny fictional adventures around the world. With likeable, authentic, amusing and chaotic – but always charming – characters, in stories from the past set in historically accurate backgrounds, with enduring storytelling and gigantic merchandising potential, “The Digedags” are a legend.

Producer

Liri & Taya

TV series – 52 x 11′

Children 6-11

3D Computer

Germany / Russia

A magical story of a true friendship between two girls, full of music, merriment, and dancing. Liry, a trainee sorceress from the land of Lirytaya, and Taya, a young ballerina from our world, discover a portal that links the two together. Liry has to get to know our way of life, with all its gadgets and the constant buzz of the Internet, while Taya learns about a world of magic, which to her immense joy, opens up with the help of dance. Though their worlds may be utterly different, the girls face the same problems: how to get on with their peers and their families, how to overcome their fears and doubts, and how to turn their dreams into reality, all the while staying true to themselves.

Producer

Luis und die Aliens (Luis and the Aliens)

TV series – 52 x 11′

Family

3D Computer

Germany / Luxembourg / Denmark

Life for 13-year-old Luis used to be simple but also pretty ‚Meh‘. Until the day an UFO crash-landed in his home town and everything changed! Well, not everything, but now he has three amazing intergalactic buddies, Mog, Nag and Wabo. They’re mighty, morphin and more than a little mad. Nobody besides Luis knows about their existence and they try everything to keep that secret. And they’ve also pledged to defend the Earth from intergalactic invaders! His daily life is charged with new challenges as he struggles to… save the Earth from intergalactic criminals, protect his alien friends from discovery and last but not least grow up as a normal teen. That last one is probably the hardest.

Producer

 

Orbiteers – UFO Rescue Team

TV series – 26 x 11′

Children 6-11

3D Computer, Live action

Cross-media concept

Flying Saucers do exist! But they’re as small as frisbees, so they’re overlooked by almost every human being. When an alien crashes on earth, it calls the UFO towing service – the Orbiteers! From their base on the dark side of the moon, the mechanic Mr To, trainee Pix, Chief Grumpo and pilot Dalia set off in their spaceship, the Red Lightning, and fly to earth. Ours is the most dangerous planet because we humans and our pets are like gigantic monsters compared to the aliens and they’ve hardly researched us at all.

Producer

Nicht Lustig (Not funny)

TV series – 25 x 15′

Young adults/adults

2D Computer, Drawing

“Notfunny” is based on Joscha Sauer’s popular German cartoons. In every 15’ episode we follow interwoven stories about the suicidal Family Lemming, the professors Wilson and Pickett, the Yeti brothers, Death and his pink poodle, Mr. Riebmann (who lives inside a wall) and many other characters from Sauer’s weird cartoon universe. The first six episodes were produced with the help of over 15.000 Notfunny-fans via Kickstarter, making „Notfunny“ the most successful German crowdfunding animation project to date.

Producer

 

Die Häschenschule (Rabbit Academy)

TV series – 52 x 11′

Children 6-11

3D Computer

Cross-media concept

Every rabbit knows Rabbit Academy! Here, rabbits learn survival skills, martial arts, thought-reading, potion-brewing, and more. For generations, this prestigious boarding school has been reserved to students from the surrounding countryside. But now, for the first time ever, it is opening its doors to street-smart city rabbit Max, who stirs it up with his very own sense for adventure and a different take on life. A perfect stage not only for mischief and culture clashes, but also for a deeper understanding of diversity and the power of friendship. After all, at Rabbit Academy, diversity creates magic!

Producer

 

RUNEMASTER

TV series – 52 x 11′

Children 6-11

3D Computer

A deep and passionate hatred has evolved between the humans, albs, dwarves and trolls. Each tribe fights for itself, and their loathing and distrust of the others grows and grows. But now a sinister threat has returned from the distant past and our four young heroes – the Germanic boy Teuto, Fenya the alb, Jori the dwarf and the troll Grim – must learn to work together. Each of them has a curious mark on their skin: a magic rune that bestows extraordinary powers upon its owner. And our four young ‘Masters of the Runes’ are the only hope to save their people.

Producer

Tom´s TaxiTV series – 26 x 11′

Children 6-8

3D Computer

Cross-media concept

Germany / Belgium

Tom is a young boy of around 10 who happens to drive a taxi. When school is out and other kids are doing their homework, or practicing an instrument, or just hanging out,Tom hits the streets in his cab. And where other taxi drivers take on regular old jobs, Tom’s beat covers the animals. So if you’re a Polar bear from the zoo, who wants to head north to visit the relatives, call Tom. Or if you’re an Amazonian tree spider, who woke up in the city, stowed away on a papaya transport, call Tom. Or if you’re a footballing flea, who needs to get to his dog for the match, call Tom, Tom’s Taxi, the animal taxi service. Proudly serving spots and stripes since his ninth birthday.

Producer

 

Cartoon Forum has propelled European animation to the front row
Created in 1990 to boost the co-production and distribution of European animation for TV and new media platforms, Cartoon Forum has built since a true network of transborder cooperation, by restoring confidence in the relationship between producers and broadcasters, and by showing that there is sufficient on offer, of quality, within the European Union. Cartoon Forum has helped 734 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over 2,5 billion euros.
And the results are considerable. European animation has become now the leader on its own territory.

Spotlight on Finland!
For the third time, Cartoon Forum will be putting the spotlight on a country. Finland, a country which ranks as a world leader in education, gender equality, innovation technology, games, governance, clean air… and also known as the country with the happiest people. More importantly: which has a very special position on the animation scene with international co-pros tradition, a fast and simple 25% cash rebate, and world famous brands from the classical „Moomins“ TV series and features, two „Niko“ features from 2008 and 2012, to the 2016 success of „The Angry Birds Movie“ that was a blockbuster hit in the majority of territories around the world. On the strength of its three selected projects this year, Finnish animation will appear as a constant thread throughout Cartoon Forum with presentations of Finnish studios during Croissant Shows, Finnish Farewell dinner & Party, … and many more Finnish surprises to come!
The three selected Finnish projects are:
• „Harry and Bip – Summer Season“ by Ink and Light
• „Momolu and Friends“ by Kaiken Entertainment
• „One Thousand and One Animals“ by Haruworks
About the Finnish animation industry
Finland is full of creative producers and possesses a wide variety of animation companies in terms of sizes, specialties and pipelines. Series have been the main business for around 43% of Finnish producers most recently. The country has a strong tech-savvy reputation and Finnish producers are also early adopters, thus they are increasingly working with VR and AR. The animation scene in Finland has also been bolstered by the thriving Finnish game industry, which is attracting highly skilled animation professionals to the country and promoting skills diversity and cross-platform knowledge.
A Finnish coaching programme
A coaching programme will be organized during Cartoon Forum for some Finnish animation schools: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK / Art & Media) – Aalto University / Department of Film, Television and Scenography – Turku University of Applied Sciences – Arts Academy. The „coaching programme“ is a training initiative through which young talents from local well-known specialized schools will have a large overview and insights on the animation industry and the challenges of launching an animation project.
About CARTOON
CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels organizing Cartoon Forum, along with Cartoon Movie, a co-production forum for feature-length animation; and the Cartoon Master training seminars.

CARTOON FORUM 2017 : Hier die Trailer der diesjährigen Projekte!

CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels organizing Cartoon Forum, along with Cartoon Movie, a co-production forum for feature-length animation; and the Cartoon Master training seminars.

Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 950 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 40 countries.

Created in 1990 to boost the co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms, Cartoon Forum has built since a true network of transborder cooperation, by restoring confidence in the relationship between producers and broadcasters, and by showing that there is sufficient on offer, of quality, within the European Union. Cartoon Forum has helped 706 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over 2,4 billion euros. And the results are considerable. European animation has become now the leader on its own territory. The main partners of Cartoon Forum Toulouse are Creative Europe – MEDIA, CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Region Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Mairie de Toulouse, Toulouse Métropole, Casino Barrière and France Télévisions.

http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-forum/cartoon-forum-2017/about/concept.htm

Projects from 23 countries:

France leads the line-up by country with 28 projects followed by Ireland with 9 projects, Belgium and Poland with 5 projects each, which confirm their solid production trend. Four projects will be presented by Finland, Italy, Spain and the UK. Animation production continues to expand across the rest of Europe: Germany, Portugal, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, …

Deutsche Projekte bzw. Beteiligungen gab es offensichtlich nur vier:

Brothership – The Adventures of a legendary Pirate (26 x 25′) WUNDERWERK

Lena’s Farm (26 x 7`) Studio FILM BILDER

Mabel cleans up (26 x 7`) Viola Lippmann Illustration & Design

Millie (52 x 7′) WUNDERWERK (Coproducer zusammen mit Fabrique d`Images)

 

http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-forum/cartoon-forum-2017/discover-the-projects-2020.htm

 

 

 

Und hier noch der letzte Teil mit den Projekt-Trailern des diesjährigen Cartoon Forum 2016 in Toulouse

Hier die Links zu den beiden vorhergehenden Teilen

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DieProjektbeschreibungen findet man auf  der Website von Cartoon und sind unten verlinkt.

Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 900 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 30 countries. Since its creation in 1990, 680 series found financing, representing a total budget of 2.3 billion EUR.

CARTOON is the European Association of Animation Film.
Our goal? To boost the European animation industry.
How? We organise specific events for professionals, such as co-production forums for TV series (Cartoon Forum) and for feature films (Cartoon Movie), as well as top-level quality training seminars on the latest trends in the industry (Cartoon Masters) and networking events to develop commercial and creative links between European animation professionals and their counterparts based in other continents (Cartoon Connection).

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Alles scheint in Ordnung: 80 new projects of TV series will be presented at Cartoon Forum 2016

Pressemitteilung von Cartoon:

In 27 years, the Cartoon Forum has played an essential role in structuring the European market, by creating a true network of transborder cooperation, by restoring confidence in the relationship between producers and broadcasters, and by showing that there is sufficient on offer, of quality, within the European Union.
And the results are considerable.

European animation has become the leader on its own territory.

  • France leads the selection with 26 projects followed by UK and Ireland.
  • More than 50% of projects are cross-media.
  • Spotlight on Ireland!

The French city of Toulouse will host the 27th edition of Cartoon Forum, the co-production platform for European animation series that will present 80 new projects from across Europe from 13-16 September 2016.Over the past quarter of a century, Cartoon Forum has steadily grown in quality and size. This year a record was reached: 22 countries have selected projects.About 850 sector professionals will have the opportunity to discover some 480 hours of animated series that can boast of original stories and innovative visual material.

New this year: one Canadian project will be presented at Cartoon Forum 2016 in order to expand the collaboration established at Cartoon Connection Canada: „Snowsnaps“ de CarpeDiem.
This project has been selected by several European broadcasters present in October 2015: CBBC-BBC Children’s UK, France Télévisions, Walt Disney UK, YLE Finland, Channel 5 – milkshake! UK and Canal+ France.
For the second year, Korean projects will be also presented:

  • „Tori’s adventures“ from Tori Design
  • „Slow Slow Sloth NEUL“ from J.Bugs
  • „Bellboy Luke“ from Anyzac

The two first projects have been selected by 5 European broadcasters‘ representatives (France Télévisions, M6, Canal+ and Turner France) and the third project by SK Broadband as a special Award during the last edition of Cartoon Connection Asia-Europe.

In addition, three projects that were pitched at Cartoon Springboard 2015, event for the emergence of young talents, were selected for the Cartoon Forum 2016: „Planet Z“ by Pyjama Films, „The Wind-Ups“ by Leonstudio and „The Piracy of Princess Priceless“ by Adriatic Animation..

 Pre-school series from 2 to 5 years represent one fourth of the projects

In line with the growing number of children’s television channels across Europe, 53% of the projects are aimed at children 6-11 years. Pre-school series represent one fourth of the projects and 10% of the shows are aimed at the „new“ target of young adults and adults.

Do you have an animated TV series or TV special in development? Go CARTOON FORUM 2016 !

REMINDER: One week left to submit your project for Cartoon Forum 2016!

Do you have an animated TV series or TV special in development?
Are you looking for co-producers, financing, TV channels or new platform representatives?

Submit your project by 11 May and get a chance to pitch it to more than 850 sector professionals.

Check our application page with all the details and the link to the online form.

What is Cartoon Forum?

  • a European pitching and co-pro event for TV animation
  • 850 participants from 35 countries, including 250 buyers
  • unique networking opportunities
  • an efficient formula: 662 series financed for a budget of 2.2 billion EUR since its creation in 1990
  • next edition: 13-16 Sept 2016, Toulouse

Any question or doubt?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be happy to help you.
– forum@cartoon-media.eu

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