make up the majority with 30 titles, followed by the United Kingdom with 11 and Ireland with nine. Italy, Spain and Germany each have seven, as does Scandinavia as a whole ( with four from Denmark alone). Belgium has four representatives, the Netherlands has three, and for the first time three Korean projects will participate in the event.
The Korean entries — FelixStudio’s Hobgoblin Magician, PriSystem’s The Mole Farmer, Rabby and Tak Toon Enterprise’s Galaxy Kids — build on the collaborations established at Cartoon Connection Korea. These newcomers join returning, established Euro houses Folimage, JAM Media, Futurikon, Dargaud, Monster, Imira, Kavaleer, HiT, Cartoon Saloon, WunderWerk and others to showcase the diverse offerings of the world animation scene.
A couple of noteworthy trends have emerged this year. Firstly, cross-platform concepts represent 55% of this year’s pitches. Four of these were seen at Cartoon 360 in June: The Memets by White Door Ent. ( Spain), Krabstadt by Monkey Machine Film ( Sweden), My Dream Pets by Contentinuum ( Belgium) and The Von Mopp Method by Chicken’s Chicots Prod. ( France). Secondly, preschool fare makes up one third of the offerings this year, reflecting the growing number of kid-dedicated channels in the region. Projects aimed at children ages six to 11 still dominated at 53%, while 10% of the presentations will be aimed at adult and young adult audiences.
Learn more about Cartoon Forum and this year’s projects at cartoon-media.eu. Off Graphilm ( Italy) Kids 6-8 | 52 x 11 Digital 2D/ 3D Sambakap I Can Fly/ Fais Peter la Prod! ( France) Kids 9-11 | 26 x 26 Digital 2D/ 3D Squish Cottonwood ( France) Kids 6-8 | 52 x 11 Digital 2D, Cross- Platform Tony & Abigail Wiggleywoo ( Ireland) Kids 9-11 | 26 x 7 Digital 2D [