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2D dominates Cartoon Forum entries

Kids-headerBotos FamilySeventy percent of projects at the upcoming Cartoon Forum are 2D efforts.

A total of 83 projects have been selected for the annual pitching competition, which will be held on 12-15 September in Toulouse, France.

Most of these are 2D, marking something of a shift away from the 3D CGI efforts that have become increasingly commonplace in European animation.

The projects hail from 23 territories, which is a Forum record (up from 22 last year), with France contributing the most with 28.

Surprisingly, the number of UK efforts has dropped off significantly with just four projects, down from nine last year.

Ireland is second with nine projects, while Belgium and Poland have strengthened their growing credentials as European animation hubs with five each.

Finland, Italy and Spain sit with the UK on four, while Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden also contribute.

South Korean projects have again been included, with three – Hong Dang Moo’s Animal Rescue (pictured), Comma Studio’s Botos Family and TakToon’s The Curious World of Linda – hailing from the Asian territory.

France Télévisions, CBBC, Turner EMEA and YLE selected Botos Family and The Curious World of Linda, while SK Broadband selected Animal Rescue.

Additionally, Bionaut’s Hungry Bear Tales, Viola Lippmann’s Mabel Cleans Up and Zographic Films’ The Brownies, which were pitched the Cartoon Springboard 2016 event, have also been added.

This year’s event will have a focus on Polish animation.