Smalland: Survive the Wilds – Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games

Coming to PlayStation 5 from December 7th, tame the wilds left behind the giants as a member of the Smallfolk. Explore the dense undergrowth or take flight and soar above the treetops. Battle and tame insects, spiders and other creatures. Forage, craft and build a permanent base at the top of a Great Tree. A new world awaits – join us, Vanguard!

GKIDS , Variety and the Annecy Festival, founding partners of the Animation Is Film Festival, announce its return to Hollywood from October 18th to 22nd!

GKIDS, Variety et le festival d’Annecy, partenaires fondateurs d’Animation Is Film Festival, vous annoncent son retour à Los Angeles du 18 au 22 octobre 2023 !
Cette année, l’événement offre une programmation exceptionnelle de longs et courts métrages dont “Le Garçon et le Héron “ le dernier film d’Hayao Miyazaki qui fera l’ouverture et “Chicken Run : la Menace nuggets” projeté pour la clôture.
“Pour sa sixième édition, Animation is Film est de retour avec un programme exceptionnel dont des films ayant reçu les principales récompenses à Annecy en juin dernier. „Linda veut du poulet !” (Cristal du long métrage et Prix Fondation Gan à la Diffusion ), „Robot Dreams” (Grand prix Contrechamp) et „27” (Cristal du court métrage) font partie de la grande sélection des films proposés et, une fois de plus, nous sommes fiers d’être associés à cette célébration du meilleur de l’animation.” — Marcel Jean, Délégué artistique et Mickaël Marin, Directeur, Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy.
Découvrez en ligne tout le programme de l’événement (compétition, Work in Progress, avant-premières…) et réservez vos places.

GKIDS , Variety and the Annecy Festival, founding partners of the Animation Is Film Festival, announce its return to Hollywood from October 18th to 22nd!
This year’s event offers Hollywood audiences an exceptional program of features and shorts, opening with Hayao Miyazaki’s „The Boy and the Heron“ and closing with „Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget“.
« For its sixth edition, Animation is Film is back with a great program featuring the films who received the main awards in Annecy last June. „Chicken for Linda“ (Cristal for a Feature film and Gan Foundation Award for Distribution), „Robot Dreams“ (Contrechamp Grand Prix) and « 27 » (Cristal for a Short film) are among a great selection of films and again we are proud to be associated with this celebration of the best in animation. »  — Marcel Jean, artistic director, and Mickaël Marin CEO, Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Discover online the whole program of the event (competition, Work in Progress, previews…) and book your tickets.

Japan’s Studio Ghibli to become Nippon TV subsidiary

Nippon Television Network Corporation, or Nippon TV, has announced it will make anime maker Studio Ghibli its subsidiary by becoming its largest shareholder with 42.3 percent of the voting rights.

Once Upon A Studio – Offizieller Trailer – Ab 16. Oktober auf Disney+ streamen | Disney+

ABC is celebrating 100 years of Disney this fall with an evening of magical programming hosted by Kelly Ripa. ABC will begin the evening with an episode of “AFV,” , followed by a lineup that will include exclusive moments featuring Kelly Ripa and sneak peaks at upcoming Disney projects. Featuring the broadcast world premieres of Walt Disney Animation’s new animated short film “Once Upon a Studio” and the beloved film “Encanto,” “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration” airs SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 (8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EDT/PDT). About “Once Upon a Studio” An all-star ensemble of beloved characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios come together in “Once Upon a Studio” for a joyful, entertaining and emotional reunion as they assemble for a spectacular group photo to mark Disney’s 100th anniversary. Featuring 543 Disney characters from more than 85 feature-length and short films, “Once Upon a Studio” welcomes heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks and sorcerers—in all-new hand-drawn and CG animation—to celebrate 10 decades of storytelling, artistry and technological achievements. Directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy and produced by Yvett Merino and Bradford Simonsen, “Once Upon a Studio” makes it broadcast debut on ABC on Oct. 15, 2023.

München, 22. September 2023 – „Once Upon a Studio“, ein Kurzfilm der ganz besonderen Art von den Walt Disney Animation Studios, ist ab 16. Oktober 2023 exklusiv auf Disney+ zum Streamen verfügbar.

Ein All-Star-Ensemble beliebter Disney Figuren aus den Walt Disney Animation Studios trifft sich in „Once Upon a Studio“ zu einem fröhlichen, unterhaltsamen und emotionalen Wiedersehen für ein spektakuläres Gruppenfoto anlässlich des 100-jährigen Jubiläums. Mit 543 Charakteren aus mehr als 85 Disney Spiel- und Kurzfilmen begrüßt „Once Upon a Studio“ Helden und Schurken, Prinzen und Prinzessinnen, Sidekicks und Zauberer – in brandneuen handgezeichneten und CG-Animationen – um 10 Jahrzehnte des Geschichtenerzählens, der Kunstfertigkeit und der technischen Errungenschaften zu feiern.

Das Drehbuch und die Regie stammen von Dan Abraham und Trent Correy, die Musik vom Komponisten Dave Metzger und Yvett Merino sowie Bradford Simonsen fungieren als ausführende Produzenten.



Companies from Portugal and France have been recognised with the esteemed Cartoon Forum Tributes, the set of awards given annually by European animation professionals in acknowledgement of the outstanding work of broadcasters, investors/distributors, and producers in the promotion and development of European animation. Winners were voted by the 1,051 professionals from 37 countries attending Cartoon Forum, the pitching and co-production forum for animated series wrapping up today in the French city of Toulouse.

The Broadcaster of the Year Tribute went to Portugal’s pubcaster RTP, while Producer and Distributor of the Year Tributes stayed in France, awarded respectively to GO-N Productions and APC Kids.

Portuguese public broadcaster RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal offers content aimed at pre-schoolers and children under Zig Zag, a programming block broadcast daily through RTP’s free-to-air channels and streaming platform Zig Zag Play. Largely focused on European content, RTP also plays an active role as co-producer in series developed by Portuguese animation studios such as “Mr. Passenger”, “Crias”, and “duArte, a Piece of Art”.

APC Kids is the children’s entertainment arm of leading co-production and distribution company APC Studios. The company has a growing portfolio of high-profile children’s and family properties including animated series “Kid-E-Cats”, “DinoCity”, “Galactic Agency”, “Jade Armor” and “Tinka”, which have been broadcast in more than a hundred countries worldwide.

Paris-based animation producer and distributor GO-N Productions is globally renowned for both its own productions and its co-productions with partners worldwide. “Simon Super Rabbit”, “Zip Zip”, and “Jasmin’s World” are some of the works by this company, which this year presented its latest series at Cartoon Forum: “Annette, Apprentice Witch”.

Companies from Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, and the United Kingdom were also shortlisted for the Tributes.

  • Broadcaster of the Year: RTP (Portugal)
  • Investor/Distributor of the Year: APC Kids (France)
  • Producer of the Year: GO-N Productions (France)


Created in 1990 to boost the co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms, Cartoon Forum has helped 967 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over 3.49 billion EUR. The 34th Cartoon Forum is organised by CARTOON – European Association of Animation Film with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Région Occitanie, Mairie de Toulouse, Toulouse Métropole, Casino Barrière and France Télévisions.


CEE Animation Workshop 2024 — CEEA Workshop 2024: Call for Entries Is Open — Deadline: 20 October 2023

Call for entries for the CEE Animation Workshop 2024 is now open!  The 6th edition of the year-long training programme will consist of 4 modules and will help develop 12 animated projects and enhance the skills of producers and creative teams in the field of animation. The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2023.


The CEE Animation Workshop is tailor-made to suit the needs of producers and their creative teams with animated projects of any format (shorts, TV, feature-length, hybrid, XR) in development and is also open to a limited number of career-oriented participants, joining the workshop without a project and seeking to build a long-term strategy for their company. The program is led by renowned producers and animation script consultants in the roles of group leaders, who closely follow and mentor projects for the duration of the program. Once again joining as group leaders will be established producers Tonje Skar Reiersen (Mikrofilm, Norway) and Corinne Destombes (Folimage, France) and the script consultors Phil Parker (United Kingdom) and Rita Domonyi (Hungary).

The 2024 edition of the CEE Animation Workshop will consist of 4 one week modules; 2 modules will be held online and 2 modules will be on-site. The training will start at the end of February 2024 with an on-site module, location will be announced shortly. The workshop will continue online in April and on-site in August in Croatia. The 6th edition of the CEE Animation Workshop will wrap up with an online module in October 2024.

The participants will finish the year with the final presentation and a pitch to a carefully selected group of industry players. After the completion of the Workshop, participants can take advantage of the CEE Animation network and gain privileged access to various international industry and market events.

We are happy to open the call for the 6th generation of projects for the CEE Animation Workshop in 2024. We are preparing an inspirational and tailor-made programme with our team and our esteemed group leaders. We are looking forward to selecting a diverse and international group of new participants and animated projects in development and take them on a year-long journey of project and skills development and networking,” declares Saša Bach, the managing director of the CEE Animation Workshop.

The workshop is intended for teams with a project in development (up to 3 participants: producer, a scriptwriter and/or director with an animated project of any format in development) and for participants without a project working in the field of animation.

The CEE Animation Workshop has in the previous four years helped develop more than 60 projects from 180 participants from the globe. More than 120 guest expert lecturers and animation industry representatives have shared their knowledge with the participants with the goal to improve participants’ skills and enrich the field of animation production in European countries with low production capacity.

CEE Animation Workshop is supported by Creative Europe-MEDIA programme.

More information about the call:


Submission form:

University of California TELEVISION (UCTV) Big Screen: Encanto – Yvett Merino (Producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Yvett Merino (Producer, Walt Disney Animation Studios) joins moderator Dolores Inés Casillas (Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCSB) in a post-screening discussion of Encanto, the acclaimed Disney animation film about a multigenerational family with magical powers in the mountains of Colombia. In their conversation, they discuss the importance of Latinx representation in mainstream media, reflecting on the film’s themes of intergenerational trauma and its power to spark important conversations among family audiences. Merino also shares the significance of including an immigrant story in the film and details the development and release of the film, including the impact the pandemic had on viewing practices. Recorded on 05/06/2023. [9/2023] [Show ID: 39050]

UCTV is the broadcast and online media platform of the University of California, featuring programming from its ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated research institutions. UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects for a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, business, education, and agriculture. Launched in January 2000, UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California — teaching, research, and public service – by providing quality, in-depth television far beyond the campus borders to inquisitive viewers around the world.

Imagine Dragons – Children of the Sky (a Starfield song) [Official Music Video]

Production: UNTOLD Studios Director: FILFURYEP / Partner: Luke Colson EP: Tanya Ferguson Line Producer: Paul Bock Editor: Jack Pyland “Children of the Sky”


Some days when I’m dreamin’ I think of how far I have come

All my life’s led to this And now I see what I’ve become

I always had doubted that I could ever be someone

That mattered, that shattered all these glass ceilings up above

All that I want is to see all the things that I could be Destiny’s calling me

We’re children of the sky Flying up so high Let me be that one To find the brightest sun

We’re children of the sky Guided by the light Let me reach new heights To stars amongst the night

We’re children of the sky

I can not give up hope though there are storms within my seas

Won’t turn back, when I lack, sometimes it’s hard just to believe I’ve wanted to save us from ourselves

Just wanted to raise up, to save us from ourselves

All that I want is to see all the things that we could be Destiny’s calling me

We’re children of the sky Flying up so high

Let me be that one To find the brightest sun We’re children of the sky

Guided by the light Let me reach new heights Stars amongst the night

When we look back, what will we see? We were a part of everything

Up in the heavens, down in the seas We were a part of everything

When we look back, what will we see? We were a part of everything

Up in the heavens, down in the seas We were part of everything

We’re children of the sky (children of the sky)

Flying up so high (stars amongst the night)

Children of the sky (children of the sky)

Take me to new heights We’re children of the…

#ImagineDragons #childrenofthesky #bethesda #starfield #starfieldgame #bethesdagamestudios

Teaser Trailer | Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Disney OV + german version

All the stories are real. On 20th December, catch the two-episode premiere of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+.

München, 19. September 2023 – Disney+ hat einen neuen Teaser-Trailer für die kommende Disney+ Original Serie „Percy Jackson: Die Serie“ veröffentlicht. Der neueste Teaser gewährt einen ersten Einblick in das heldenhafte Abenteuer, auf das sich Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri) und Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries) begeben werden, Die Serie startet am 20. Dezember mit den ersten zwei Episoden auf Disney+, gefolgt von wöchentlich neuen Episoden.

Die epische Serie mit acht Episoden wartet mit spannenden Gaststars auf, von denen einige in diesem Teaser-Trailer zu sehen sind, darunter Lin-Manuel Miranda („Hermes“), Megan Mullally („Alecto“ alias „Mrs. Dodds“) Dodds“), Toby Stephens („Poseidon“), Virginia Kull („Sally Jackson“), Jason Mantzoukas („Dionysos“ alias „Mr. D“), Jay Duplass („Hades“), Glynn Turman („Chiron“ alias „Mr. Brunner“), der verstorbene Lance Reddick („Zeus“), Adam Copeland („Ares“), Charlie Bushnell („Luke Castellan“), Dior Goodjohn („Clarisse La Rue“), Jessica Parker Kennedy („Medusa“), Olivea Morton („Nancy Bobofit“), Suzanne Cryer („Echidna“), Timm Sharp („Gabe Ugliano“), Timothy Omundson („Hephaestus“). Die ersten beiden Episoden wurden von Rick Riordan und Jon Steinberg geschrieben und von James Bobin inszeniert. Steinberg und Dan Shotz fungieren als ausführende Produzenten neben Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein von der Gotham Group, Bert Salke, Jeremy Bell und D.J. Goldberg von der Gotham Group, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström und Jet Wilkinson.


Toulouse, September 18, 2023.

Cartoon Forum, the pitching and co-production forum for animated series, will open its doors today in Toulouse with more than 1,000 participants looking to discover the latest generation of European animation. Featuring 76 new animated series from 16 European countries, the three-days event was conceived as a launching pad to speed-up their production and distribution in a fast-changing industry.

Discover the selected projects!

Among Cartoon Forum’s strengths is the number of buyers attending the event in search of new  projects. This year, some 270 broadcasters, distributors, investors, streamers, book publishers, and  game representatives will engage in the pitching sessions.

Fishie- – Bulgaria, France, Denmark

Shortlisted from 120 submissions, the 76 selected projects total 473 hours of new content and a budget of 393.5 million € with an average cost of 5.1 million € per series. Since its creation in 1990,  Cartoon Forum has helped 967 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over 3.49 billion €.  France leads the selection with 32 projects, followed by Ireland with 7, Germany and Belgium with  6, and Spain with 5. Italy participates with 4 projects, while Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine present 2 each. Finally, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, and Netherlands are represented with one each.
Audience-wise, series targeting children aged 5-11 remain the focus of European animation, amounting to 59% of the line-up. The remaining 41% is broken down into Pre-School (21%), Young  adults/Adults (14%) and Family (6%).
Also noteworthy is the high percentage of projects produced in 2D animation, representing more  than half of the selection (55%), and the number of adaptations  from books, comics, and films into series (25%), in line with previous editions.

Trends & Topics

Cartoon Forum’s line-up reflects some of the prevailing trends in European animation, including thetopics that are currently catching the creators and producers‘ interest. Humour, fun, comedy, andcore values such as love, friendship, solidarity, loyalty, and respect are addressed in many of theprojects, resulting in a colourful selection.

Toko Loko” (Submarine Animation – NL)

Stories conceived from a female perspective and starring strong female characters continue to gainground supported by the growing number of female directors or women heading the creative and production teams. “Cassy on the Stars” (Graphilm Entertainment IT), “Heroic Football” (Superprod FR), “Toko Loko” (Submarine Animation NL), “Super Random Stories” (Scared Ghost / Imagic TV / Agogo Animation ES / CHI), “Space Aged” (Studio Meala IE), “The Princess and the Nightingale” (La Boîte,… Productions / Les Films du Nord BE / FR) are some of the projects reflecting this trend.
Among other hot topics, environmental issues are addressed in several projects, including “Nip & Lena. Fin Friends” (Lynx Multimedia Factory / Telegael IT / IE), “Ursa The Polar Bear” (Fabelaktiv / Ulvenfilm NO), “Moka Mera & Atlas” (Anima Vitae, Moilo & Animoka Studios FI/IT), “Snow Riders” (Showlab IT); while “Fishie” (Zographic Film / Sparre Production / Godo Films BU / DK / FR), “Iren the Siren” (Silex Films FR), “Park Tails” (Great Expectations Media / Treehouse Republic IE) are some of the projects dealing with diversity and inclusion.

Ursa – The Polar Bear (Fabelaktiv / Ulvenfilm – NO

New talents feature prominently in this year’s selection. Out of the 76 selected projects, 21 were developed by companies and studios presenting their works for the first time in Cartoon Forum. Besides, five of these projects have previously participated at Cartoon Springboard, the pitching event for young talents: “9 Million  Colors” (Bionaut CZ), “Apocalypse Mojito” (Passion Paris FR), “Exit Tales” (Storyhouse BE), “Happily Never After” (Heliumfilm / Reynards Films CZ / DE),  and “Toko Loko” (Submarine Animation NL). Two series from the Occitanie region have made it into the lineup: “Pil’s Adventures” from TAT productions adapted from the feature film “Pil”, and “School Monitors” from Xbo films. Finally, “Just One Day” (Raumkapsel Animation / FelsFilms DE) and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (bigchild Entertainment DE) participate in the event following an agreement between Cartoon Forum and APD (Animation Production Days), while the above mentioned “9 Million Colors” entered in the lineup through the CEE Animation Forum (Central and Eastern European Animation CZ).

The Wolfbjorns (BBC Studios Kids & Family – Broadcaster: BBC Children’s and Education

Animated UK Meets Europe
British animation will be showcased at the Cartoon Forum this year as part of a special Animated UK Meets Europe’ initiative, spearheaded by Animation UK in partnership with the BBC, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, and SKY and supported by agencies across the United Kingdom, including  Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Scotland, Creative Wales, and Film London. A total of five new projects in development from UK creative voices will be pitched together with a  UK broadcast partner in a 90minute session. Each new project will be actively looking for  collaboration with a European coproduction partner. This session will be in addition to the official  European projectpitching sessions program. The five selected projects are: Duck & Frog” (Sun &  Moon Studios Broadcaster: BBC Children’s and Education), “Huggy the Hugasaurus” (Yamination  Studios / Threewise Entertainment Broadcaster: Warner Bros. Discovery), “Magic Animal Friends(Coolabi Productions / Paper Owl Films Broadcaster: Sky Kids), “Pleasure Beach” (Nexus Studios   Broadcaster: Disney+), and “The Wolfbjorns” (BBC Studios Kids & Family Broadcaster: BBC  Children’s and Education).

“The Princess and the Nightingale” (La Boîte,… Productions / Les Films du Nord – BE / FR)

Cartoon Tributes

Twelve companies from ten countries have been nominated for the Cartoon Forum Tributes 2023,  which recognise the leading names in European animation over the current year. Broken down into  three categories Broadcaster, Investor/Distributor, and Producer of the Year these awards will  be voted by around 1,000 professionals attending Cartoon Forum.  Public broadcasters Lithuania’s LRT and Portugal’s RTP, Germany’s commercial children channel Super RTL, and Central and Eastern Europe’s children pay TV channel Minimax are  nominated for the award in the Broadcaster of the Year category. Meanwhile, selected candidates for the Investor/Distributor of the Year award are France’s APC Kids, Spain’s DeAPlaneta Entertainment, Ireland’s Monster Entertainment, and UK’s Serious Kids. Finally, France’s Blue Spirit Productions and GON Productions will run alongside with Finland’s Gigglebug Entertainment, and Belgium’s Thuristar for the Producer of the Year award. All four finalists in this category will be presenting their new projects at Cartoon Forum, confirming therole of this event as a launching pad for new series.


Dun­geons & Kittens- – France

Beyond the professional arena
Cartoon Forum takes pride in engaging in training initiatives such as the Coaching Programme.Aimed at students from 12 animation schools and 2 business schools in the region, this activity opens up the possibility of discovering both the animation industry and Cartoon’s initiatives to  promote new talents.

Cartoon Forum also participates in two initiatives aimed at promoting the animation industry in  Toulouse and the Occitanie region: Les Toons D’ici and Les Toons Débarquent. Organised by  APIFA (Association of Independent Producers of Occitanie) in partnership with the Mairie and the  Metropole of Toulouse, the former is dedicated to school pupils, who have the chance to explore the different techniques of animation through series, featurelength films and shorts born and bred in Toulouse. This activity will take place on September 1822. Meanwhile, Les Toons Débarquent organised by CINEPHILAE (Association of arthouse cinemas in SouthWest) and the Region Occitanie features screenings in theatres within the region aimed at general public (October 1
November 5). The program is available at this link.

Created in 1990 to boost the coproduction and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms, Cartoon Forum has helped 967 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over 3.49 billion EUR. The 34th Cartoon Forum is organised by CARTOON European Association of Animation Film with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Région Occitanie, Mairie de Toulouse, Toulouse Métropole, Casino Barrière and France Télévisions.

Grand­pa & Grand­ma Made the Revolution – Les Films du Tambour de Soie (France)


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