Thirty children’s animated and mixed-media tv/webseries projects have been chosen to be presented at the 2018 Asian Animation Summit (AAS), its seventh edition, taking place in Seoul, South Korea from November 28-30.

The production forum for animated series from the Asia-Pacific region is similar to Europe’s Cartoon Forum, and helps to connect animation producers with financing and co-production partners, as well as broadcasters.

South Korea will present seven projects, followed by Indonesia with six, Australia with five, and Malaysia with four. Other participating countries are China, New Zealand, and Thailand.

Around 250 people are expected to attend the three-day event, which is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with support from hosting partner KOCCA (Korea); presenting partner BEKRAF (Indonesia); and supporting partners Create NSW, Screen Queensland (Australia), MDEC (Malaysia), DITP (Thailand), ASIFA China, and Wellington Animation Group (New Zealand).

Here’s the list of projects that will be presented this year:

  • 8-Bit Taco Like A Photon Creative (Australia)
  • Astropods Mechanic Animation (New Zealand)
  • Bearabbit Beibei Moyu Animation (China)
  • The Curious World of Linda Taktoon Enterprise (Korea)
  • ECOROBOT 4th Creative Party (Korea)
  • The Gumnuts Gibbs TV (Australia)
  • Headsetmonster Screamtuner Creative Studio (Indonesia)
  • Hero Circle Studio TNT (Korea)
  • Hey Buddy Big Brain Studios (Thailand)
  • Kystar Loco Co. (Korea)
  • Mighty JazzMonkeys Rakasa Raksa Productions (Malaysia)
  • Millie Stone & Boone Kumata Studio (Indonesia)
  • Mixy Mixy Bam Big Bunker Studio (Malaysia)
  • The Mushies B.A.S.E. Studio (Indonesia)
  • NanoRangers Popcorn Pictures (Korea)
  • No.23 Niu Nai Tang Dison Golden Bridge Cultural Media (China)
  • Nursery Rhyme Time Songs with Simon (Australia)
  • Omega Joe and Jimmy Delta POW Studios (New Zealand)
  • Poggo Cat! Poggo Animation (Malaysia)
  • Rawr ‘n’ Roll Studio Rawr Pictures (Malaysia)
  • Sea of Love The Monk Studios (Thailand)
  • Shuke & Beita The Pipilu Company (China)
  • Skate Ninjas Armchair Productions (Australia)
  • Space Patrol Seoul Pictures (Korea)
  • Storm Warriors NAVY (Korea)
  • Tiger Bayu Viva Fantasia Animation (Indonesia)
  • Titus MNC Animation (Indonesia)
  • Vegesaurs Cheeky Little Media (Australia)
  • Wakalulu Castle Production (Indonesia)
  • Zaurbies Human Farm VFX Studio (Thailand)

According to AAS, roughly 50% of the projects that debuted at the first four AAS events have since gone into production, including series such as Bluey, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, Wonderballs, and Balloon Barnyard.

More details on the summit and registration info can be found at the Asian Animation Summit website.

Image at top: “Wakalulu” from Indonesia’s Castle Prodution.

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