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Asian Animation Summit reveals 24 projects headed for Thailand

Twenty-four of the best animated concepts from Australia, Malaysia, Korea and Thailand are set to be presented to an audience of broadcasters, co-producers, distributors and investors at the the 2013 Asian Animation Summit, which will take place next month in Phuket, Thailand.
November 5, 2013

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.

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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