Cartoon Forum 2012 recently unveiled its selection of 66 animation projects that will be presented this fall in Toulouse. No fewer than six Flemish and one Belgian project are pitching at the European co-production Forum for Animated TV-series (11-14 September).
Flemish producer Thuristar, which worked on Vivi Film’s animated series Plankton Invasion, is presenting My Knight and Me together with French producer TeamTO. The series is a spin-off of a short film by Joeri Christaen entitled 850 Meters, currently in production with Thuristar and Lunanime. The animated series will span 52 episodes of 13 minutes. Wubby School, a co-production between Flemish creative studio Eugene and Louise and Paris-based producer Superprod, also plans 52 episodes of 11 minutes. Eugene and Louise, founded by husband and wife team Glenn D’Hondt and Sylvia Meert, focuses on character design, illustration and original content.
Brussels-based production outfit Walking The Dog and Aranéo Belgium are co-producing Studio Redfrog’s Tuktulik about the effects of global warming on the people living in the North Pole. The 52-episode series also received funding from the CASPER fund, a regional cooperation between Flanders, Wallonia and Nord-Pas de Calais. Another production company from Brussels is Arnaud Demuynck’s La Boîte Productions, which will pitch its 26-minute short The Scent of Carrots. Demuynck has already produced numerous animated shorts and series with both La Boïte Productions and Les Films du Nord, including ANIMA winner Rumours by Frits Standaert.
Ultra Pictura, an animation production house reknowned for its painterly visuals, has teamed up with UK’s Total Immersion Ltd for Winnie the Witch and Wilbur (pictured). The series is based on the best-selling picture books of the same name, written by Valerie Thomas and illustrated by Korky Paul. Finally, Skyline Entertainment NV (Santa's Magic Crystal, Luke and Lucy & The Texas Rangers) and Eyeworks Film & TV Drama will present Zoo Station and Steve respectively in Toulouse.