Cartoon Brew’s whirlwind tour around the animation globe continues this week with insights from industry folks in Chile, Norway, and Philippines.
Punk Robot’s Pato Escala, producer of the Oscar-winning short Bear Story and president of Chile’s animation assocation Animachi, talks about the Chilean animation scene, which has emerged as one of the hotbeds of animation in Latin America. The country’s tv sector is strong, with multi-season productions like Zumbastico Studios’ Paper Port and creative voices like Fernanda Frick, who has a deal with Netflix to develop her series Raise the Bar!
Escala reports that the country’s feature film sector is also picking up, with six animated features currently in production. Expect most of them to be more commercially oriented than this year’s experimental stop-motion feature from Chile, The Wolf House, which premiered at the Berlin film festival.