MIAM ! MIAM! An­i­ma­tion: Eclec­tic Shows for All Au­di­ences

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When French an­i­ma­tion in­dus­try vet­eran Hanna Mouchez formed MIAM! An­i­ma­tion two years ago, - ing with Roch Lener at Mil­lim­ages to build a pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in qual­ity con­tent. Work­ing closely with her team at the young com­pany — which in­cludes her hus­band, vet Mouk, Louie, Pi­rata and Cap­i­tano) and Caro­line - pared a slate of eclec­tic and qual­ity toons. ‘’ François works on the de­vel­op­ment of Ed­mond and Friends (52 x 11’), a 3D preschool se­ries that we are cur­rently work­ing nov­els pub­lished by Nathan and il­lus­trated by Marc Bouta­vant. He’s also di­rect­ing two short projects : a VR mu­sic video for Sony/ Jive Epic, , based on a the song by French artist Gael Faure. This VR clip has been se­lected in the off sec­tion of VR An­necy and will be avail­able to view at the Unity stand (VR space).’’

Babou (1’30) for TF1, adapted from the artis­tic work of Marie Dor­léans. ‘‘TFOU or­ga­nizes an an­nual writ­ing con­test and the win­ning script gets to be pro­duced,’’ says Mouchez. ‘‘This year, TF1 trusted MIAM ! an­i­ma­tion to pro­duce it. We are very proud to see our

Among the shows MIAM! is dis­tribut­ing this year are : Yeti Tales (pro­duced by Dar­jeel­ing and Mov­ing Pup­pet), No-No (pro­duced by Au­tour de Mi­nuit), Lit­tle Mal­abar (pro­duced by Tchack), Kaeloo (pro­duced by Cube Cre­ative), Fresh Out of School and Mr. Car­ton adult-skew­ing se­ries, Blaise (pro­duced by KG Pro­duc­tions) and Dawa­land (pro­duced by Kazak Pro­duc­tions), will soon pre­miere world­wide in Span­ish on Atomo Net­work Youtube chan­nels.

‘‘Each se­ries that we choose to bet on, brings some­thing new to the mar­ket, from a graphic point of view and/or from a lit­er­ary point of view,’’ adds Mouchez. ‘‘This is true for the projects we de­velop and for the se­ries we dis­trib­ute. I took the chance to de­velop and dis­trib­ute se­ries aimed at dif­fer­ent tar­get au­di­ences (preschool, kids and adult), var­i­ous for­mats and us­ing all tech­niques (3D, 2D, hybrid). I choose projects that move me, and hope to change the world we live in. I know that is a big am­bi­tion, but it also gives me the strength to con­tinue this chal­leng­ing ad­ven­ture.’’

Look­ing back at her pro­fes­sional jour­ney, Mouchez gives much credit to Mil­lim­ages founder Lener. ‘‘I learned a lot work­ing closely with Roch for seven years, and I owe him a lot,’’ she says. ‘‘He trusted a young woman and gave me many re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, quite early on, I re­al­ize to­day. I am thank­ful for this new ar­eas and to build my own team.’’

The year ahead prom­ises to be full of new chal­lenges and pos­si­bil­i­ties. MIAM! is fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing Ed­mond and Friends (52 x 11’) - sions. Adds Mouchez, ‘‘I am also work­ing projects we are de­vel­op­ing. It may sound strengthen our dis­tri­bu­tion ac­tiv­i­ties, and ac­quire one or two other se­ries. MIAM! an­i­ma­tion is start­ing its third year, and it will be an im­por­tant year to con­sol­i­date what I have built so far.’’

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