European animation producers are getting ready to conquer screens across the continent with a new generation of series to be presented at the 22nd Cartoon Forum, the European co-production forum for TV and new platforms. The event, which will take place from 13-16 September in the seaside city of Sopot in northern Poland, will showcase 66 new projects for animated series, many of which will reach European screens over the next few months. About 700 animation producers, broadcasters and investors meet each year at the event to set up co-productions and accelerate financial arrangements for new TV projects.
This year’s edition of Cartoon Forum is particularly interesting thanks to a spectacular rise in the global budget for projects. The selected series total a global investment of 214.5 million euros, up 30% from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the volume of productions rose 25% to reach 467 hours of animation. The figures reflect the positive outlook for the sector, as well as the consolidation of European animated series on broadcasters’ programming schedules, both on the continent and abroad.