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France, Ireland attract suitors at Cartoon Forum

Kids-logo-460_2Kung Fu BrothersProjects from France and Ireland made up a big proportion of the most-attended pitches at this month’s Cartoon Forum event in Toulouse.

Millimages’ Kung Fu Brothers drew the biggest crowd, with 307 attendees, with Les Armateurs’ Runes second (300).

Snoozeville, from Ireland’s Jam Media was third (291), with compatriot Giant Animation’s Creepers fourth (275). XBO Films and Moukda Production’s French coproduction Zoobox came fifth with 272, followed by Xilam Animation’s Mr. Magoo (264) and Tant Mieux Productions’ Toby Alone (259).

A France-UK copro, Enchanted Sisters, from Cyber Group Studios and The Jim Henson Company was eighth (244), followed by Spain-France effort The Wind-Ups, from Leonstudio and Autour de Minuit (233).

Love, Passion and a Pontiac Bonneville, from France’s Pixies Cinema (232) in ninth, with France-Switzerland copro Vanille, from Folimage Studio and Nadasdy Film, completing the top ten (228).

Kung Fu Brothers – a 78x7mins spot-motion, hybrid animation series about a bunny and dog who find their master’s home comes to life when he goes to work – also had the most investors in attendance (120),

It was followed by Snoozeville (110), Mr. Magoo (98), Creepers (95), Runes (91), Enchanted Sisters (85), The Three Little Super Pigs from UK’s Fourth Wall Creative (83), and Mouse Mansion (82), which comes from Germany’s Zooper Film, Holland’s Rubinstein Pictures and Belgium’s Grid Animation.

Millie & Zoo, from the UK’s Blue Zoo Animation, and Mushables, from France’s La Cabane Productiojns and Belgium’s Thuristar, were joint-ninth with 78.

Cartoon Forum this year ran from September 13-16 in Toulouse, featuring 80 projects, mostly from Europe. Organiser CARTOON has provided TBI with the following figures from the event:

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