Trulli Tales

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Dis­trib­uted By: Gau­mont (world­wide ex­cept Canada, Ital­ian sp. Europe, Ger­many, Swe­den, UK, MENA, Ja­pan, U.S. & Brazil)

Pro­duced By: Gau­mont, Groupe PVP Inc., Congedo Cul­tur­arte, Fan­dango For­mat: 52 x 11 min. and 13 x 1 min. Tar­get Au­di­ence: Up­per Preschool Type of An­i­ma­tion: 2D Synopsis: Ring, Zip, Stella and Sun are four young and tal­ented “Wizard Chefs” learn­ing life’s lessons through the words of wis­dom in Grandma’s Magic Cook­book. Cho­sen as the Magic Cook­book’s se­cret keep­ers, the four friends use their wands and kitchen wits to pro­tect the book from the evil Cop­per­pot’s plans to steal it and con­trol Trulliland.

Sell­ing Points: “Part sto­ry­book magic with a lit­tle Masterchef Ju­nior and a dash of wiz­ardry, there’s noth­ing quite like Trulli Tales in the mar­ket right now,” says Vanessa Shapiro, Pres­i­dent of World­wide Dis­tri­bu­tion, Gau­mont. “Com­bin­ing chil­dren’s love of magic with the fun of cook­ing, and eas­ily re­lat­able char­ac­ters, we look for­ward to launch­ing our new se­ries at MIPTV.” In ad­di­tion to the col­or­ful se­ries, directed by Éric Gos­se­let ( Rekkit Rab­bit), the world of Trulliland is ex­panded and ex­plorable for young­sters through mo­bile and on­line games.

Broad­cast­ers: Com­mis­sioned by Dis­ney Ju­nior EMEA, RAI (Italy), Ra­dio Canada and Glo­bosat (Brazil)

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Valt’s eye-catch­ing blend of con­tem­po­rary car­toon aes­thet­ics and mytho­log­i­cal el­e­ments blend per­fectly with char­ac­ter-driven com­edy mo­ments and high-stakes ac­tion. Which is prob­a­bly why he show racked up over 9 mil­lion views in its first two weeks of dig­i­tal re­lease in China. “We specif­i­cally cre­ated Valt the Won­der Deer with an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence in mind, blend­ing the best of Hol­ly­wood and Chi­nese sto­ry­telling to tell a story with uni­ver­sal ap­peal,” said Yuan “Phabey” Wang, CEO, DreamEast Pic­tures USA.

Broad­cast­ers: BTV Kaku Kids Chan­nel (China), Ten­Cent (China VOD)

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After three edi­tions in Venice, Italy’s trav­el­ing in­ter­na­tional cross-me­dia and chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion is head­ing west to Turin for 2017.

The lo­ca­tion is not the only new el­e­ment to the fes­ti­val, which has a new for­mat and this year will be cel­e­brat­ing the cen­te­nary of Ja­panese an­i­ma­tion at the ma­jes­tic Palazzo Carig­nano, Cinecafé Am­bro­sio and Pi­azza Carlo Al­berto from April 6-8.

We caught up with the event’s artis­tic di­rec­tor, Roberto Gen­ovesi, for the de­tails on this year’s event.

An­i­ma­tion Mag­a­zine: Why is Car­toons on the Bay be­ing held in Turin this year after sev­eral years in Venice?

Roberto Gen­ovesi: Car­toons on the Bay is a trav­el­ing fes­ti­val. We started from the south to cross the en­tire penin­sula. We are not a ge­o­graph­i­cal but a philo­soph­i­cal “bay.” We want to be a land­ing place for Ital­ian and in­ter­na­tional an­i­ma­tion.

An­imag: What can at­ten­dees ex­pect of the fa­cil­i­ties in Turin for the event?

Gen­ovesi: Car­toons on the Bay will be held in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions. We would like to build the ci­tadel of an­i­ma­tion. We of­fer four types of pro­grams: pro­fes­sional, schools, fam­i­lies and a new fea­ture films pro­gram.

An­imag: Why was Ja­pan cho­sen as the guest coun­try? What Ja­panese com­pa­nies or artists will be hon­ored at or will at­tend the event this year?

Gen­ovesi: This year, Ja­panese an­i­ma­tion cel­e­brates its cen­te­nary. We wanted Ja­panese an­i­ma­tion rep­re­sented not only by the au­thors of the best-known se­ries but also by in­de­pen­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the an­i­ma­tion in­dus­try, fes­ti­vals and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions. So we will have Shinichiro Watan­abe, but also Koji Ya­ma­mura, the CoMix Wave stu­dios of Makoto Shinkai, but also Taku Fu­rukawa and Sayoko Ki­noshita, di­rec­tor of Hiroshima an­i­ma­tion fest.

An­imag: Have there been ad­di­tions or dele­tions to the event pro­gram?

Gen­ovesi: For 2017, we have a new Pul­cinella Award for fea­ture films. So we have a new screen­ing pro­gram with at least 30 mov- ies from a lot of coun­tries.

An­imag: Who will be re­ceiv­ing Pul­cinella Awards this year?

Gen­ovesi: Taku Fu­rukawa will re­ceive the Pul­cinella Ca­reer Award. Koji Ya­ma­mura, Shinichiro Watan­abe, and Tomonobu Ita­gaki will re­ceive Pul­cinella Spe­cial Awards, and CoMix Wave will re­ceive the In­ter­na­tional Stu- dio of the Year honor.

An­imag: What are you most look­ing for­ward to at this year’s event?

Gen­ovesi: A new city, a new for­mat. But we have al­ways the same goal: look for new tal­ents, early de­tec­tion of fu­ture suc­cesses, study the evo­lu­tion of lan­guages. [

Shinichiro Watan­abe

Tomonobu Ita­gaki

Taku Fu­rukawa

Koji Ya­ma­mura

Makoto Shinkai

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