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The 32nd Cartoon Forum was physically held from 20th to 23rd September 2021 at Toulouse, France. This year, a variety of TV animation projects were pitched in front of 1015 participants (885 in Toulouse and 130 attending digitally) ranging from producers, investors, broadcasters, and buyers, to SVoD/VoD platforms.

The Top 10 Projects Most Attractive to Participants

The 84 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:

Mister Crocodile (Joann Sfar’s Magical Society, France)

Me and My Compost (Vivement Lundi !, France / Superprod, France)

Under the School (Ellipsanime Productions, France / Timpel Pictures, France)

Living with Dad (Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel, France / Belvision, Belgium)

Freaked Out (Autour de Minuit, France / FKLG, France)

Sacha and the Christmas Creatures (Xbo films, France)

Corgi, a Royal Family (Studio Redfrog, France / nWave, Belgium)

The Chimera Keepers (Monello Productions, France)

Abyss: Very Special Case Unit (Les Armateurs, France)

Voro (Les Films du Poisson Rouge, France / Why Not Animation & Interaction, France)

Cartoon Forum 2021 Statistics

1. Projects Pitched

84 projects were pitched, which were selected by CARTOON from 21 countries, including companies outside of Europe who are international co-producers of some projects.

2. Number of Projects by Country

CountryNumberCountryNumberCountryNumber
France33Poland3Serbia1
Ireland11Canada2Ukraine1
Germany8Finland2United Kingdom1
Spain6Switzerland2
Belgium5Iceland1
Czech Republic4Latvia1
Denmark4Netherlands1
Italy4Norway1
Portugal4Romania1

3. Number of Projects by Target Audience

Target AudienceNumber
Pre-school25
Children41
Family4
Young adults / Adults14

4. Number of Projects by Format

Running TimeNumber
Up to 7 minutes28
8 – 15 minutes39
16 – 26 minutes17
More than 26 minutes0

5. Number of Projects by Animation Technique

Animation TechniqueNumber
Drawing and 2D Animation48
3D Animation23
Combination of 2D and 3D11
Stop-Motion, Puppets, and Clay2

Trailers for Pitched Projects

Coming soon