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”.
About CARTOON FORUM
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.