The French culture TV channel Art has climbed into the animated TV series “Samuel” directed by France’s Emily Tronche and produced by the French Les Valsars.
The project was hailed by the longest art audience at this year’s Cartoon Forum, which closed on 2 Sept.
“Samuel” is backed by CNC development funding and government funding in the Charente of France’s Novell-Aquitaine and the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.
The show follows Samuel and his friends প্রায় kids about ten years old বেড়ে growing up in the early 2000s. From Samuel’s perspective, the series is an emotional portrayal of adolescence that mixes introspection, humor and nostalgic songs.
“We are always looking for new and innovative formats. “Our goal is also to identify new creative talent with the audience on the digital platform,” said Lily Bloomers, commissioning editor of Artie France’s digital division. Diversity.
He added: “When we saw ‘Samuel’ on Sam Millie’s Instagram account, we immediately fell in love with the character and his distinctive voice – alluring and fake.”
The director studied at the Ateliers de Sevres in Paris and the EMCA Animation School in Angola.
The series, consisting of 21 episodes of 4-minute length, will be published on the website arte.tv, YouTube, Arte’s Instagram series account. The makers are also working on a specific version of TickTock, Bloomers said.
The animatics shown at the French event offer a minimalist style that revolves around children’s first relationships and life discoveries, both of which have been intensely observed.
“Children are usually portrayed as beautiful and affectionate, even kind,” said writer and director il Millie Tronche. Diversity. But, he added, “Children are not beautiful, or they don’t want to be. That was the challenge for me – I wanted things to be normal, not forced, and emotions to be invisibly expressed through gauges, movements, pauses, dialogue and music.
There will be five periods in 21 episodes – 5th grade spring, summer vacation, going back to school for 6th grade, winter and finally spring again.
“The inspiration was certainly personal, for a certain period of time, in the 2000s, but I think it could resonate with everyone’s childhood memories, regardless of age,” said Damien Magerbie in Les Valors. He added: “There is something universal in this period that ilmili has fully grasped – its innocence, politeness and cruelty, the narrative moments of life have been taken very seriously and very serious matters have been taken lightly.” The producers expressed their confidence in the deep connection with the children and teenagers of the series.
Founded in 2011 by Megherby and Justin Pechberti, the French company Les Valsours saw its first major breakthrough with the Oscar and Caesar-nominated short “Nefta Football Club” in Ay আe Cartel. They won a Caesar for Best Short “Wicked Girl” and took the nomination storm with Nara Normand’s “Guaxuma”.
Lace Valsurs has been involved in feature film production since 2019, producing titles such as “The Animals Christmas”, “Heartless” and “The Mysterious Gauge”. The company has also diversified its distribution.