MIAM ! MIAM! Animation: Eclectic Shows for All Audiences
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.’’