Thirty of the best animated concepts from Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, China and New Zealand are set to be presented at the seventh-annual Asian Animation Summit, taking place from November 28 to 30 in Seoul, South Korea.
The new projects will be pitched live to an audience of buyers/investors at the event, which is designed to help producers finding co-production partners and financing within Asia-Pacific and beyond.
This year’s projects are as follows:
Astropods Mechanic Animation (New Zealand)
Bearabbit Beibei Moyu Animation (China)
The Curious World of Linda Taktoon Enterprise (Korea)
ECO ROBOT 4th CREATIVE PARTY (Korea)
The Gumnuts Gibbs TV (Australia)
Headsetmonster Screamtuner Creative Studio (Indonesia)
Hero Circle Studio TNT (Korea)
Hey Buddy Big Brain Studios (Thailand)
Kystar Loco Co. (Korea)
Mighty JazzMonkeys Raksasa Raksa Productions (Malaysia)
Millie Stone & Boone Kumata Studio (Indonesia)
Mixy Mixy Bam Big Bunker Studio (Malaysia)
The Mushies B.A.S.E. Studio (Indonesia)
NanoRangers Popcorn Pictures (Korea)
No.23 Niu Nai Tang Dison Golden Bridge Cultural Media (China)
Nursery Rhyme Time Songs with Simon (Australia)
Omega Joe and Jimmy Delta POW Studios (New Zealand)
Poggo Cat! Poggo Animation (Malaysia)
Rawr ‘n’ Roll Studio Rawr Pictures (Malaysia)
Sea of Love The Monk Studios (Thailand)
Shuke & Beita The Pipilu Company (China)
Skate Ninjas Armchair Productions (Australia)
Space Patrol Seoul Pictures (Korea)
Storm Warriors NAVY (Korea)
Tiger Bayu Viva Fantasia Animation (Indonesia)
Titus MNC Animation (Indonesia)
Vegesaurs Cheeky Little Media (Australia)
Wakalulu Castle Production (Indonesia)
Zaurbies Human Farm VFX Studio (Thailand)
Roughly 250 attendees are expected to be at AAS, where each project will be pitched in a moderated live Q&A during the three-day event.
Roughly 50% of projects that have debuted at past AAS events have since gone into production, including Bluey (2017), Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Kuu Kuu Harajuku (2013), Wonderballs (2012) and Balloon Baynard (2014). Last year’s event welcomed Indonesian projects for the first time, catching the eye of Karen Miller, who at the time was Disney’s VP of programming strategy and is now Universal Kids’ SVP of content.
AAS is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with support of hosting partner KOCCA (Korea); presenting partner BEKRAF (Indonesia); and supporting partners Create NSW, Screen Queensland (Australia), MDEC (Malaysia), DITP (Thailand), ASIFA China and Wellington Animation Group (New Zealand). More information, including images of each AAS 2018 project, can be found online.