It’s Joce here, and I’m in the land of schnitzel and sauerkraut this week attending Cartoon Forum. Day One kicked off with a packed house for the presentation of Mouk’s World Tour, a new book-based preschool project from Millimages that KidScreen featured in this month’s issue.
Everyone was quite enthusiastic about Mouk‘s pedigree and global narrative potential, and I fully expect this one to get made quickly. Plankton Invasion, a short web series that France’s TeamTO has jumped on, also drew a standing-room-only crowd with its great timing, gorgeous animation and funny-first enviro-led stories. There’s still a ways to go on moving it from web to tube, but this is one to watch out for.
MacKinnon & Saunders’ Rah Rah! drew a tough post-lunch slot, but Jackie Edwards and Chris Bowden rallied with an absolutely charming presentation of this early preschool language development series (also covered in our http://www.kidscreen.com/articles/magazine/20080901/forum.html?page=1>September issue ), and I imagine their MIPCOM schedules will be chock-a-block with folllow-úp meetings.
Lots more presentations to sit in on today, so be sure to tune in tomorrow for another quick recap.