Cartoon Forum

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 […]

Older-skewed comedy in vogue at Cartoon Forum

CARTOON FORUM: The usual glut of preschool comedies pitched here in Toulouse have largely been replaced by comedies and cartoons for kids aged between six and eleven at this year’s event. In total, there are 38 shows being pitched that are classified in the ‘children 6-10’ bracket, with that number rising even higher – 47 […]

Korean toon trio at Cartoon Forum

European animation coproduction event Cartoon Forum will this year feature a trio of toons from South Korea. Traditionally a pitch exclusively for European-created projects, the 2015 edition in Toulouse, France will include Korean efforts Galaxy Kids (pictured), Hobgoblin Magician and The Mole Farmer, Rabby. The shows have been selected in an effort to extend a […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part one

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse, starting with toon powerhouses France and the UK. This year’s Cartoon Forum selection proves that […]

Cartoon Forum submissions up 50%

Project submissions for the European coproduction event Cartoon Forum have risen 50% on last year’s figure, according to its organiser, CARTOON. A record 150 projects were put forward, with 80 selected from 19 countries to be presented at the event, which will be the 25th Cartoon Forum overall. There are currently 89 listed as being […]

Emerging Euro producers lead Forum projects

Projects from Belgium, Ireland and Finland will make up nearly a third of all projects at this year’s Cartoon Forum, as those territories continue their emergence as key European production hubs. A total of 69 animated projects – the same number as last year – will be screened at the September event, which will be […]