The presentation at Cartoon Forum of kids comedy show My Knight and Me (formerly Oh Brave Knight and I!) attracted a record number of over 300 people. Never in the 22-year history of Cartoon Forum has a pitch attracted so many investors, broadcasters and distributors.
For My Knight and Me, Flemish producer Thuristar is working together with French producer TeamTO, who also worked together on the animated series Plankton Invasion. The series is developed with Canal+ Family in France. The producers will attend MIPCOM in Cannes next month to follow up on the interest generated at Cartoon Forum with broadcasters and international distributors. My Knight and Me is a spin-off of a short film by Joeri entitled 850 meters, currently in production, and produced by Thuristar in coproduction with Lunanime.
The animated series will span 52 episodes of 13 minutes. In My Knight and Me, Henri of Orange – the clumsiest knight of the kingdom – has been nominated ‘First Knight’ due to a mix-up at the Knights and Quests Department. To keep this position, Henri has to succeed in the tough missions that are assigned to him. No one believes he can do it… but that’s without counting on Jimmy, Henri’s clever young squire, whose boundless ingenuity, unfailing enthusiasm and crazy ideas invariably save the day.
The 23rd edition of Cartoon Forum took place in the city of Toulouse in France. The projects at the co-production forum represent an impressive 422 hours of animation and €231.8 million of global investment. The 2013 edition will take place from 17-20 September in the Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis de Toulouse.