Portugal’s Sardinha M Lata and Latvia’s Atom Art are two new projects – “Row 2” and “Test Buddies”, respectively – at the Cartoon Forum, the largest European animation show dedicated to the TV series.
Both series are directed by Helsinki and Barcelona-based Picukala (“Royals Next Door Sisters,” “The Stinky Dog”), directed by Pablo Jordi. “Row 2” marks a new installment of the first series produced by Pikkukala. It was sold in more than 20 regions and has already been counted as an auxiliary animation studio by Sardinha M. Lata (“Alice’s Diary,” Nuno Bito’s feature “My Grandfather Uses to Say He’s Demons”). A pre-school series, “Row 2” follows episode 52 with an octopus, a female owl, a little girl and a bohemian bird adventure and world discovery on Row Island.
“Row” is a magical universe full of nature, music and positive values that has delighted children around the world, “said Diego Carvalho of Sardina M Latter. Diversity. “As co-producers, we are thrilled to work with Pikukala to bring this new season to a new generation of kids.”
Sardinha presented two additional projects at the Cartoon Forum this year through the spotlight in Portugal. “Pit and Burns,” an adult-centric three-minute show, and another project with Picukala: “The Saskatoon,” an eleven-minute adventure series for kids.
Pikkukala has signed a partnership agreement with Riga-based Atom Art for “Test Buddies”. The project is a live action / 2D animation hybrid, supported by publishers YLE (Finland) and TVC (Catalonia). An animated adventure for kids to discover taste and food, it was presented at the 2020 Cartoon Forum. “We loved the imaginative qualities of the project and are really looking forward to working on it,” said Sabine Anderson at Atom Art. “‘Test Buddies’ is a universal theme – food – works in a humorous and very singular way.”
Atom Art launched another project at an event in Toulouse, France this year: “Hello Oscar!”, A 10-episode show on the relationship between a summer seven-year-old and his grandmother.
The Cartoon Forum took place on September 20-23 in the beautiful city of Toulouse in the lap of the Pyrenees in southwestern France.