Twenty-four of the best animated concepts from Australia, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand are set to be presented at the the 2013 Asian Animation Summit, which will take place next month in Phuket, Thailand.
The summit, which represents the best kids TV and film development work across the region, has officially selected the animation concepts that will debut to an audience of broadcasters, co-producers, distributors and investors from Asia and the international marketplace. At the inaugural Asian Animation Summit last year, 80% of companies that presented projects at the event secured additional financing or partners as a direct result, and these deals have involved high-profile media companies including Disney Channel US, CBC Canada, The Jim Henson Company, Cake Entertainment and Bejuba! Entertainment.
The following 24 projects, selected on the basis of global-market potential and quality, will be looking to achieve the same kind of results this year:
Alien Monkeys CrazyBird Studio (Korea)
Blink Blink Big Brain Pictures (Thailand)
Blue Yonder Anya Animation (Thailand)
Call For ChiChi Neon Pumpkin (Korea)
Chameleon Giggle Garage (Malaysia)
DENO BYTE In A Cup (Thailand)
Didi and Friends Digital Durian (Malaysia)
Doodolls Synergy Media (Korea)
Elwood Pie Kapow Pictures (Australia)
Fanshaw & Crudnut Blue Rocket Productions (Australia)
Galaxy Kids Taktoon Animation (Korea)
Gunk Aliens Moody Street Kids (Australia)
Harajuku HJ5 Vision Animation/Moody Street Kids (Malaysia/Australia)
Hip-Hop Cowboy Creative Bean Studios (Thailand)
Hogie the Globehopper Lil Critterworkshop (Malaysia)
Lulu Flying Bark Productions (Australia)
Magic Adventures–The Crystal of Dark Hong Dong Moo (Korea)
Nobodies The R&D Studio (Malaysia)
Soule Red Soul Studio (Malaysia)
The Adventures of Bani Studio Gale (Korea)
The Kazoops Cheeky Little Media (Australia)
The Mole Farmer Rabby Daejin Animation (Korea)
The Strange Chores Ludo Studio (Australia)
Warriors in Black Sean Pictures (Australia)
Images of each project and registration details are available on the Asian Animation Summit website.
An initiative of Australia’s ABC TV and Screen Australia, Korea’s KOCCA and Malaysia’s MDeC, the Asian Animation Summit is produced and owned by Kidscreen, with a mandate to facilitate international financing and co-production connections for projects from the Asian region.
This year’s event is set to take place from December 9 to 11, following Asia Television Forum (December 3 to 6) in Singapore.
Over the course of the three-day event, each project will be presented in a moderated live pitch and Q&A format, with follow-up meetings and casual networking built into the schedule.