Cartoon Digital: creating multiplatform entertainment brands and revenue streams
Speakers such as CBBC, Moonscoop, ZDF Ent., DR, Copenhagen Bombay, Imira Ent., Experimental Game, and others will review topics such as:
- Broadcasters' investment in the digital arena for kids' programmes
- Designing interactive content for kids
- Creating transmedia brands on the Internet and mobile markets
- Crossing the chasm: creating IP for the Web, mobile, TV and back
- Defining business models with IP digital exploitation
- Joining forces and talent with game developers
- The evolving market of video games
Receiving your TV project for Cartoon Forum Toulouse
Next Cartoon Forum Toulouse will take place from 17-20 September 2013.
The selected projects will be online by end of May.
The Cartoon Forum is neither a fair nor a festival, but a co-production forum for animated TV series. For three days each year, European producers have the opportunity to pitch their animation project in front of all potential partners.
Watch the videos about Cartoon Cine seminar: speakers and topics to be covered
Have a look at the videos of some of the topics to be covered at Cartoon Cine:
Malene Iversen (Copenhagen Bombay Sales, Denmark)
Jordi Gasull (El Toro Pictures, Spain)
Jasna Vavra (Universum Film, Germany)
Joëlle Caroline (Ubisoft, France)
Didier Brunner & Benjamin Renner (Les Armateurs, France) - video en français
Cartoon Cine seminar: creativity in the financing and distribution of your film. 16-18 April in Denmark
Thinking creatively will be the theme of this year's Cartoon Cine:
• creativity in the non-traditional sources of funding such as crowdfunding
• creativity as producers in the online distribution of films
• creativity in developing and marketing films for an international audience
The Cartoon Cine seminar will take place in Denmark (Viborg) from 16 to 18 April 2013.
A strong European delegation to meet Asian animation next week in Seoul
Over 160 participants from Europe and Asia will take part in the 4th Cartoon Connection ASIA in Seoul from 19 to 22 March. A mix of networking business meetings and conferences, the event is gaining momentum this year with the participation of Japanese, Malaysian and Thai studios, on top of strong Korean and European delegations.
Speakers will explain the European and Korean animation film market as well as tax schemes and public support from various countries.
Cartoon Movie 2013: European animation film at the top
Packed rooms, quality and emotion were the key words of this 15th Cartoon Movie where more than 700 animation professionals discovered 56 film projects.
Gathering from 250 to 350 persons in the rooms, the pitching sessions got a full house. “Louise in the Winter” leads the list of the 15 most-attended pitches, followed by “MUSIC!”; “Rise of the Zelphire”; “Beyond Beyond”; “The Island of Lost Children”; “CAFARD”; “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill”; “The Prince and the Demon-Kings”; “Capture the Flag”; “Loulou’s Secret”; “Pinocchio”; “Christmas in Pinchcliffe”; “Oggy and the Cockroaches”; “Little Princess”; and “ALPHA”.
The 22 projects in concept, pitched in grouped sessions, also aroused a strong interest amongst potential business partners and buyers.
As animated film continues to gain force all over the world, the 15th Cartoon Movie received a record 120 distributors from Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, up 20% from last year. The fact is that recent European animation films have drawn a significant number of viewers into the theatres, despite the rough competition.
As animated film continues to gain force all over the world, the 15th Cartoon Movie received a record 120 distributors from Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, up 20% from last year. The fact is that recent European animation films have drawn a significant number of viewers into the theatres, despite the rough competition: “Tad the Lost Explorer” made 2.7 million admissions in Spain, “Ernest & Celestine” and “Kirikou 3” are reaching 1 million each in France, Finland’s ”Niko 2” was seen by 2 million people internationally and Germany’s “Raven the Little Rascal” and “Knight Rusty” are both above 600 000. “Europe also can produce high-quality, commercial films and has nothing to envy to American productions”, feels Marc Vandeweyer, Director of CARTOON.
Peter Lord, TF1 International and Les Armateurs winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes
Aardman Animation’s founding partner Peter Lord (UK) won the European Director of the year award at Cartoon Movie 2013 for his stop-motion adventure comedy “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” in stereoscopic 3D. The film was also nominated for the Oscar awards.
Cartoon Movie participants elected TF1 International (France) as European Distributor of the year. The company co-produced its first animation feature film in 2011, “The Rabbi’s Cat”, followed by “Santa’s Magic Crystal" and “Aya of Yop City”.
Finally, Didier Brunner’s Les Armateurs (France) is the European Producer of the Year, having released two major films the same year: “Kirikou and the Men and the Women” by Michel Ocelot, and “Ernest & Celestine”, which recently received the César award for Best Animated Feature.
Ms Farida Boudaoud from the Rhône-Alpes Region gave a trophy to the Rhône-Alpes’ Personality of the Year to highlight the local animation talent. The winner is Benjamin Renner, former student of La Poudrière, who co-directed the beautiful “Ernest & Célestine”.
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- Cesars 2013 Congrats to Ernest & Celestine by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier, winning the Cesar for Best animated feature. (Feb '13)
- Emmy nominations The Octonauts (Brownbag Films), Ask Lara (Tomavistas) and The Jungle Bunch (TAT productions) are nominated for the first International Emmy Kids Awards. (Oct' 12)
- Annie nominations Four European animated features are nominated for the 39th Annie Awards: "A Cat in Paris", "Arthur Christmas", "Chico & Rita" and "Wrinkles". In addition, Cartoon d'Or finalist "Paths of Hate" is nominated in the best short film category. (Dec '11)
- Tribute to the father of "Inspecteur Gadget" Heartfelt tribute to Bruno Bianchi, father of French hit series "Inspecteur Gadget", who has just taken his last gadget out of his hat. His talent and kindness won't be forgotten. RIP dear Bruno! (Dec '11)
- TV award Vivement Lundi! was awarded the prize of the French TV producer 2011 in the animation category at the 18th awards organised by PROCIREP. (Dec '11)
- European success in South Korea Belgian animation film "Sammy's Adventures" (nWave) made over 600 000 admissions in South Korea, while US major companies made between 1 and 2 million admissions for their latest animated features. Well done! (May '11)
- Spain At the start of April, Catalan Films & TV welcomed its new director, Àlex Navarro, who previously headed the European Union's Media Programme in Catalonia. (Apr '11)
- César winners "The Illusionist" won the César for Best animated film, while "Logorama", also nominated in this category, won the Best short film award. (Feb '11)
The European Association of Animation Film
CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels.
Our goal is to promote and support the European animation industry and for more than 20 years, we have received financial support from the EU MEDIA Programme.
We organise 4 types of events for animation professionals: co-production forums for TV series (Cartoon Forum) and for feature films (Cartoon Movie), training seminars (Cartoon Masters), and meetings for EU and non-EU cooperation (Cartoon Connection).
European Training Network
ETNA is a European training network for animation academics and students.
Initiated by CARTOON with the support of the MEDIA programme, it comprises 26 of the most prestigious animation schools and universities in Europe. Have a look!