1. Introduction

From 18th to 21st September 2023, the 34th Cartoon Forum will be held in Toulouse, France. Cartoon Forum has been the core event for the growth of co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms since 1990. It has helped finance 956 animation projects since its inception.

Projects Selected from 19 Countries

76 projects from 16 European countries (where the main producers are located) have been selected for pitching at Cartoon Forum 2023 from 120 submissions. France leads the selection with 32 projects, followed by Ireland with 7 projects, Belgium and Germany with 6 projects each, and Spain with 5 projects. Furthermore, 5 projects pitched at the Cartoon Springboard, an event for young talents, were selected for Cartoon Forum 2023: 9 Million Colors (Czech Repub­lic), Apocalypse Mojito (France), Exit Tales (Belgium), Happily Never After (Czech Repub­lic, Ger­many), and Toko Loko (Netherlands).

2. Our Picks

We picked 9 projects that caught our attention from the 76 selected projects that will be pitched at Cartoon Forum 2023:


Leaves and Roots
TV series – 78 x 7’

Target ages: 2 – 4 year old
Producers: Somewhere Animation (France)
Technique: 2D digital

Ursa – The Polar Bear
TV series – 26 x 5′ 20′

Target ages: 2 – 4 year old
Producer: Fabelaktiv (Nor­way) and Ulvenfilm (Nor­way)
Techniques: 2D digital, Cut-out

Hold On Gaston!
TV series – 52 x 11′

Target ages: 5 – 6 year old
Producer: Dandelooo (France)
Techniques: 2D digital

What’s up Eesha?
TV series – 52 x 11′

Target ages: 5 – 6 year old
Producer: TeamTO (France)
Techniques: 3D digital


Fil­ip & Fairy
TV series – 78 x 7′

Target ages: 5 – 7 year old
Producer: Normaal (France)
Technique: 2D digital

Burr & Chestnut
TV series – 26 x 11′

Target ages: 6 – 9 year old
Producer: Andarta Pictures (France)
Technique: 2D digital

Dun­geons & Kittens
TV series – 13 x 22′

Target ages: 6 – 9 year old
Producer: Watch Next Media (France)
Technique: 2D digital

Young Adults / Adults

Hap­pi­ly Nev­er After
TV series – 10 x 20′

Producer: Heliumfilm (Czech Repub­lic), Reynard Films (Ger­many)
Technique: 2D digital, Live action

The For­got­ten Women of The Père Lachaise
TV series – 30 x 3′ 30′

Producer: Have a Nice Day Films (France)
Technique: 2D digital

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