Cartoon Forum


Netflix taps DreamWorks creative head for kids role

Netflix has hired DreamWorks’ Melissa Cobb to lead its kids and family content team. As vice president, Cobb will oversee the creation and acquisition of series and films for children and families. She will report to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Cobb will lead an expanded focus on high quality series and event programming across […]

TBI Weekly: The best of Cartoon Forum

Cartoon Forum took place this week, bringing in some of the best animators, distributors, producers and broadcasters in Europe to the French city of Toulouse from 11-14 September. Each year, the Forum awards Cartoon Tributes for the best broadcaster, investor/distributor and producer. A majority among the 900 attendees at the Forum voted France Télévisions as broadcaster […]

Cartoon Forum chief surprised by lack of UK projects

Marc Vandeweyer, Cartoon Forum’s general director, has been surprised by the lack of UK animation projects appearing at Cartoon Forum this year. “It’s a surprise and a big surprise to see that there are fewer projects than last year from the UK,” he told TBI. “Last year, there were nine or ten of them, and […]

Gigglebug, Kavaleer up for Cartoon Tributes

Cartoon Forum has announced the nominations for its 2017 Cartoon Tribute awards and these include prodcos from Finland and Ireland. Every year Cartoon Forum nominates broadcasters, investors and distributers and producers for Cartoon Tribute awards, which are held during its annual Toulouse event. Nominated producers include Gigglebug, Kavaleer and Germany’s Wunderwerk, as well as France’s […]

Strike leads to Cartoon Forum date change

The organisers of Cartoon Forum have moved the event forwards a day due to planned industrial action in France. The event will now begin on September 12 and end on September 14, allowing delegates and participants to fly in to Toulouse a day early. A major French union is planning a nationwide strike on September […]

Cartoon Forum wrestles with strike issues

France-based European animation pitch Cartoon Forum is considering moving its dates forward after a general strike was announced. Currently, Cartoon Forum organiser MEDIA has not changed the dates from the scheduled September 13-15 in the city of Toulouse. However, this may to change to 12-14 September, with delegates that have not yet booked flights advised […]

2D dominates Cartoon Forum entries

Seventy 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 […]

France, Ireland attract suitors at Cartoon Forum

Projects 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 […]

In-demand Top Tens: Euro toons (Sept 4-10, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics comes ahead of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this week. Our data, covering the major European animation-producing territories of the UK, France and Ireland, reveals it is family entertainment that is whetting viewers’ appetites. The chart covers the top American- and European-produced cartoons over the September 4-10 period. […]

Cartoon Forum to feature record 22 countries

September’s Cartoon Forum will feature animated projects from a record 22 territories, with a Canadian effort set to be presented for the first time. The 27th edition of the European pitching event, now held annually in Toulouse, will see buyers shown 80 projects. Fifty-three-per-cent are targeted at 6-11s, with 25% for preschoolers and 10% at […]