Cartoon Forum is taking place in Toulouse this week, where many of Europe’s most exciting animated shows of the future will be pitched for the first time.
From 137 submissions, 80 new tv series, mini-series, and specials were shortlisted to participate in this year’s projects sidebar. On average, the projects run a budget of around €4.5 million.
Notably, according to Cartoon Forum the cost-per-minute of animation (€12,815/minute in 2022) among this year’s projects has increased slightly from last year (€11,887/minute in 2021), and has surpassed that of pre-pandemic levels (€12,250/minute in 2019). Surely that’s a hopeful sign for Europe’s animation sector.