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The selected projects for Cartoon Movie 2020, which will take place in Bordeaux, France from 3rd to 5th March 2020, were announced. Nearly 900 professionals from all of Europe, including producers, creators, investors, distributors and sales agents of animated feature films, video games and new media, are expected to attend.

Since 1999, Cartoon Movie facilitates the creation of long-lasting partnerships and co-productions, allowing the funding of animated feature films, with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Projects selected

66 projects from 29 countries have been selected to be pitched at Cartoon Movie 2020.

Number of projects by status

  • In concept: 28 projects
  • In development: 27 projects
  • In production: 6 projects
  • With sneak previews: 5 projects

Number of projects by target audience

  • Preschool: 2 projects
  • Children: 10 projects
  • Family: 37 projects
  • Teenagers: 3 projects
  • Young adults/adults: 14 projects

Sneak previews

Here is the list of films with sneak previews during Cartoon Movie 2020:

Ella Bella Bingo

  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Target audience: Children
  • Technique: 3D Computer
  • Producer: Kool Produktion (Norway)

Raggie

  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Target audience: Preschool
  • Technique: 3D Computer
  • Producers: A Film Estonia (Estonia) / A.Film Production (Denmark)

The Crossing

  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Target audience: Young adults/adults
  • Technique: Painting
  • Producers: Les Films de l’Arlequin (France) / Xbo Films (France) /Balance Film (Germany) / MAUR film (Czech Republic)


Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Target audience: Family
  • Technique: 2D Computer
  • Producers: Maybe Movies (France) / Nørlum (Denmark)

The Elfkins – Baking a Difference

  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Target audience: Family
  • Technique: 3D Computer
  • Producers: Akkord Film Produktion (Germany) / Tobis Filmproduktion (Germany) / Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Germany)

Spotlight

Cartoon Movie will be putting the spotlight on the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the support of the Film Fund. You can see the pitches of the two selected projects of Luxembourg producers at Cartoon Movie 2020:

  • Molesworth (co-produced by Melusine Productions) – in development
  • Ooops! The Adventure Continues… (co-produced by La Fabrique d’images) – in production

Our picks

Here is a list of projects that caught our attention:

(Projects we’ve already introduced, as well as projects that have a sneak preview, are not included in this list.)

Preschool

Best Birthday Ever

  • Status: In development
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer
  • Producers: Alexandra Schatz Filmproduktion (Germany) / Sluggerfilm (Sweden) / Submarine (Netherlands)

Children

Even Mice Belong in Heaven

  • Status: In production
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer / 3D Computer / Stop-motion / Puppets
  • Producers: Fresh Films (Czech Republic) / Cinemart (Slovakia) / Les Films du Cygne (France) / Animoon (Poland)

Molesworth

  • Status: In development
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer / Drawing
  • Producers: Lupus Films (United Kingdom) / Uli Meyer Studios (United Kingdom) / Melusine Productions (Luxembourg)

The Adventures of Pil

  • Status: In development
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Technique: 3D Computer
  • Producers: TAT productions (France) / SND (France) / France 3 Cinéma (France)

Family

Schubert’s Winterreise

  • Status: In development
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer / 3D Computer / Drawing / Painting / Live action
  • Producers: Oiffy (United Kingdom)Les Films d’Ici (France)BreakThru Films (Poland)Pandora Film (Germany)

Sirocco and the Kingdom of the winds

  • Status: In development
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer
  • Producers: Sacrebleu Productions (France)

The Hermit and the Bear

  • Status: Concept
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer / Painting
  • Producer: Tant Mieux Prod (France)

Young adult/adult

Talent Scout

  • Status: Concept
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer
  • Producers: 12 Pingüinos Animation Studio (Spain) / Cazatalentos Producciones SL (Spain)

The Hand That Feeds

  • Status: Concept
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer / 3D Computer
  • Producer: Puppetworks Production (Hungary)

The Island

  • Status: In production
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Technique: 2D Computer / 3D Computer / Cut-out
  • Producers: Aparte Film (Romania) / Take Five (Belgium)