Momolu & Friends heads for ITV

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired preschool series Momolu & Friends from Finnish animation production company Ferly. It will air on free-to-air channel ITVBe. The 78×7’ series is a co-production […]

Comedy and sports mix in the hybrid Finnish entry for Cartoon Movie 2021

Finland’s only entry for this year’s digital Cartoon Movie is funny and whimsical Bear Park. It is the first feature-length animation that Turku-based animation studio Pyjama Films is developing.
The film will be directed by the dynamic duo Leena Jääskeläinen and Kaisa Penttilä, both experienced in series and shorts, but now experimenting with the mix of digital 2D and stop-motion.

Best & Bester deal with Nickelodeon announced

Another series by Finnish animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment goes to the major kids’ channel. Best and Bester was first presented at Cartoon Forum in 2017 by company founders Anttu Harlin and Joonas Utti. It is only last October when Gigglebug announced its collaboration with Disney on making The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti the original developed at Gigglebug.

EU Media development support for Pikkuli’s Christmas movie

The Pikkuli character, the animated series that has been shown in approximately 30 countries worldwide, will soon appear in an adventure fairy-tale film set up during the Christmas season. The film project was granted development support from the Creative Europe Media Fund at the time of the very tight round.