The Cartoon Forum was created in 1990 by CARTOON with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union (Creative Europe). It has dynamised European animation: from a craft industry was born a true cultural industry, diverse and at the cutting edge of technology. Since the first Cartoon Forum edition in 1990, over 833 projects (with a total budget of more than 2.89 billion EUR) presented at the Cartoon Forum have secured their financing and are now in production or being aired worldwide
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Once again, Cartoon Forum line-up featured a wide range of themes, genres, graphic styles and animation techniques, reinforcing thus diversity as one of European animation distinctive features. The number of projects starred by heroines and dealing with ecological concerns kept growing, while diversity and inclusion issues continued to rise to the fore in European animation series.
Literature has established itself as a fertile source of inspiration for animation. Nearly a quarter of the selected projects are adaptations of comic books or books, including “My Dog, God and the Pokethings” (TNZPV Productions), “Blue Wolfie” (Label Anim), and “Suzon” (Mondo TV) from France; “Tales of Terror” (Dream Logic) and “Freddy Buttons Wacky Mysteries” (Treehouse Republic) from Ireland; as well as “Hello, Oscar!” (Atom Art, Latvia), “Welcome to Mamoko” (Pigeon, Poland), and “Fio Lina and the Maestro” (Serienwerk, Germany), among others.
The line-up also included animation documentary series such as “Cannabiz” (Lardux Films & Neos Films, France), and “Starting with Hope” (Moukda Production, France).
Online Only - Business First
The rebound of the coronavirus in Europe and in France during the month of August, has made organizers to organise Cartoon Forum online only. The objective still remains “Business First”, with the projects as the main priority.
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