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.
Following successful presence at Cartoon Movie, Anima Vitae’s 3D animated feature film project Fleak has taken major steps forward and the production is expected to start next year. A deal memo of international sales has been signed and more details of this will be announced later.
After one year from the Spotlight on Finland at Cartoon Forum there will be five projects from Finland that will be pitched in Toulouse in September. Since 1990 total 774 series have found financing with a total budget of 2,7 billion EUR at the biggest Cartoon event. Finnish entries include Mr. Clutterbuck, Pikkuli Christmas special and new series from Ferly, Plotwise and Haruworks.
Good news for a new year: Aalto-University is finally making true for its plans of starting Master’s Programme in animation. Tuula Leinonen (in picture above) has been appointed as an […]
The initiative aims to boost coproduction by searching for suitable partners in China. The call for projects resulted in applications from over 30 companies. Kick-off event took place at Elisa NordicTV headquarters on Friday the 30th November with both animated feature and series projects included.
For the 3rd time, Cartoon Forum will be putting the spotlight on a country, and in 2018 that country is Finland. Ranking as a world leader in education, gender equality, innovation technology etc. Finland is also known as the country with the happiest people according to the United Nations Happiness Report for 2018.
The compilation DVD of Katariina Lillqvist’s films, 15 animations in total, released at Tampere Film Festival
Lillqvist is one of the internationally most well-known animation directors from Finland. Her background is in documentaries. Thus the newly released compilation includes 3 documentaries, while the rest are animations. Many of […]
Blue Harbor shopping center in Beijing hosts the first art school for young people based on the Finnish-Chinese animation brand Dibidogs. The original characters and stories of Dibidogs were developed by children themselves. As a Finnish-Chinese coproduction tv series it has become hugely popular from China to Thailand.
Finland had five successful animation projects at Cartoon Forum edition for 2017. Most Finnish projects were well covered by the industry media before the event, and especially Gigglebug’s new series […]