EN - Dimitri, a little bird from northern Europe, has landed on the plains of Ubuyu in Africa. Every day, he learns to overcome his fears and discovers a world full of surprises. In Ubuyu, being different is an asset that he will share with Makeba the giraffe, Oko the zebra and Pili the meerkat.

NL - Dimitri, een kleine Europese mus, belandt op de Ubuyu-vlakte in Afrika waar hij al snel nieuwe vrienden maakt in een fantastische wereld vol verrassingen. Hij beleeft er vele leuke en leerrijke avonturen met Makeba de giraf, Oko de zebra, Pili de Meerkat en talrijke andere dieren.


Title Dimitri
Original title Dimitri
Status Completed
Category Animation , TV series
Year 2013


Technical specs

Running time series 26 x 5' + 1 x 26'


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders
Production partners Vivement Lundi! (FR), Nadasdy Film (CH)


  • Palestine, Bahrein, Egypt, Saudi-Arabia, Lebanon, Oman, Iraq, Quatar, Syria, Israel, Turkey, Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait: MBC3
  • Swiss: TV5 Monde
  • Thailand: Thaï PBS
  • Ukraine: Direct Sight
  • Finland: YLE
  • Hong Kong: TVB Hong Kong
  • Iran: IRIB
  • Sweden: SVT
  • Argentina: Paka Paka

Annecy welcomes Flemish animation talent

Wendy Morris’ short film Heir to the Evangelical Revival is selected for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (9 – 14 June). Two children’s series co-produced in Flanders are to be presented too, just like the Christmas Special of A Town Called Panic and work by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels.

Heir to the Evangelical RevivalThe festival has added Heir to the Evangelical Revival to the line-up of its Short Film Competition. Drawn by hand, Wendy Morris’ animation short is a commentary on the Evangelical Revival in South Africa through the eyes of the director herself who’s an atheist-apostate-agnostic.

Published on Monday 24 March 2014

Two co-productions at Cartoon Forum

Two Flemish co-productions have been selected for this year's Cartoon Forum (13-16 September). Production company Beast Animation (A Town Called Panic) is involved in the animated TV project Dimitri, while Creative Conspiracy (UkiMax & Co) and Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (Hotel SwooniBullhead) team up for Ray & Ruby, a Mousterpiece. This year's Cartoon Forum will be held in Sopot, Poland.

Ray and Ruby, a MousterpieceDimitri is a project for pre-school children about a small bird left behind in Africa when his family migrates to Europe. It’s a story about meeting new people, making friends and working together. Ray & Ruby, a Mousterpiece is a 3D tale about two mice which has been developed by Sabine De Vos and Sabine Mertens. Beast Animation is also involved in the direction of the project.

Published on Tuesday 13 September 2011

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Short info

Director Fabien Drouet, Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur, Agnes Lecreux
Producers Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur

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