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.

Five Finnish projects are going to be pitched at Cartoon Forum 2019

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.

Bigger Picture kick-offed with 5 animation projects

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.

1, 2, 3 … Cartoon Forum for Finland!!

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.

First Dibiacademy opened on the 12th of October 2017 in Beijing

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.