The 34th Cartoon Forum was held from 18th to 21st September 2023 at Toulouse, France. This year, a variety of TV animation projects were pitched in front of more than 1,000 participants ranging from producers, investors, broadcasters, and buyers, to SVoD/VoD platforms.

The Top 10 Projects Most Attractive to Participants

The 76 pitched projects showed a great variety of genres and visual styles, portraying the richness of European animation series. The top 10 projects that attracted the largest number of participants are listed below:

Dun­geons & Kittens (Watch Next Media, France)

Eri­ca & Trevor vs Spooky Monsters (Cyber Group Studios, France)

Boule & Bill (Elliott Studio, France)

Pil’s Adven­tures (TAT productions, France)

Annette, Appren­tice Witch (GO-N Productions, France)

Hold On Gaston! (Dandelooo, France)

What’s up Eesha? (TeamTO, France)

Star­pets (Ubisoft Film & Television, France)

Luce in the Love­ly Land (Thuristar, Bel­gium / La Cabane Productions, France)

Fil­ip & Fairy (Normaal, France)

Cartoon Forum 2023 Statistics

1. Projects Pitched

76 projects were pitched, which were selected by CARTOON from 16 European countries.

2. Number of Projects by Country

Czech Repub­lic2Netherlands1

3. Number of Projects by Target Audience

Target AudienceNumber
Pre-school (2-6)15
Children (5-11)45
Young adults / Adults11

4. Number of Projects by Format

Running TimeNumber
Up to 5 minutes7
6 – 10 minutes14
10 – 13 minutes34
14 – 22 minutes11
23 – 45 minutes10

5. Number of Projects by Animation Technique

Animation TechniqueNumber
Drawing and 2D Animation41
3D Animation24
Combination of 2D and 3D8

Cartoon Forum Tributes 2023

The Cartoon Tributes are the professional awards given to broadcasters, investors/distributors, and producers who’ve made positive contributions to the European TV animation industry. Winners were voted by the 1,051 professionals from 37 countries who participated in Cartoon Forum 2023. 

The Winners of 2023

  • Broadcaster of the Year: RTP (Portugal)
  • Investor/Distributor of the Year: APC Kids (France)
  • Producer of the Year: GO-N Productions (France)
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