Hybrid series & cross-media projects: new trends at Cartoon Forum
Cartoon Forum, celebrating its 25th anniversary as the annual pitching event for European animation series, showed how the genre continues captivating television broadcasters and new players in the audiovisual industry with 84 new projects presented in Toulouse between 23–26 September.
With a record participation of 870 professionals, an abundance of original ideas and diverse topics were on display, seeking to accelerate their development and find new commercial partners.
Series for adults and young adults continue to gain ground across European programming grids: “Bitmuch” (Melting Productions), “Lastman” (Everybody On Deck), “Pigeons and Dragons” (La Blogothèque Productions SAS)…
The forum revealed an strong increase in hybrid series that mix animation with live action (20 projects such as “Fleak”, “The Tiniest Man in the World”, “Mick - The Kobold-Chef”, “Gaia”, “Houdini”, “Troubling Monsters”, “Operation Christmas”, “Little Roy”, “All for Nuts”…) and an interest by producers to develop cross-media series (31 projects such as “Foto B”, “Squids”, "Sex Say What", “The Cooking Time”...) capable of showing on different screens.
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