Meet us at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse France, Sept 2013

European co-production forum – Animated TV series
Next edition: 17-20 September 2013

The Cartoon Forum is neither a fair nor a festival, but a co-production forum for animated TV series. For three days each year, European producers have the opportunity to pitch their animation project in front of decision-makers, buyers and investors in order to speed up financing and find cross-border partners.

Arab animation ( TrueVision ) gets a boost as Abu Dhabi

As a boost to the animation industry, twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based content creation community, announced a strategic partnership with Blink Studios, one of the leading Gulf-based animation studios.

The agreement will see Blink Studios establish a production facility at twofour54 in Abu Dhabi initially to produce the Arabic version of Driver Dan’s Story Train, working with 3Line Media, the UK based producers of the English version of Story Train. This move by twofour54 will open up enormous opportunities to young Arabic talent.

Commenting on the partnership, Tony Orsten, CEO of twofour54, said: “Driver Dan is the perfect platform for adapting content to the Arab market. The show will not be a dubbed version of the English content, instead we will use Arabic writers to provide the story telling element, Arab animators to create content and Arab children to make up the live action component.”

Twofour54 has so far tied up with 60 regional and international partners developing quality media content from its Khalifa Park campus. This number will continue to grow significantly throughout 2010.

Arab animators will work alongside some of the world’s leading children’s animators to create a brand new, original version of the show specifically tailored for the Arab market and the pre-school audience. These exciting opportunities will help guarantee the long term future of the region’s animation industry.

SBA is proud to work with TrueVision Media Advertising based also in the same area !

Source : emirates247.com

MIPCOM 2012

A great MIPCOM this year with a co-production with FoothHill Entertainment with the Title Raz and Bunny !
Also the launch of the New 5 and IT Series with the famous characters Sammy

The Jungle Book in 3D in 2014

DQ Entertainment, an Indian based gaming and animation company, has launched a feature film division that will release animated films, starting with a new version of Rudyard Kipling “The Jungle Book.” in 3D.
DQE is making The Jungle Book which has already started pre-production, in collaboration with Rollman Entertainment. Eric S. Rollman, CEO of that company, is the former President of Marvel Animation.
The feature film will be ready for 2014.

SBA will attend Cartoon Forum 2011

The Cartoon Forum is neither a fair nor a festival, but rather a European co-production forum for TV and new platforms animation.

  • 700 delegates each year, including 240 buyers
  • 66 animation projects to be pitched
  • A unique networking place: sightseeing tours, Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Efficiency of the formula: +450 series financed since 1990, representing a total budget of 1.5 billion EUR

The 22nd Cartoon Forum will take place from 13-16 September 2011 in Sopot, Poland, a modern and lively seaside city near the historical city of Gdańsk.

SBA will be attending MIFA 2011 !

For over 25 years, the International Animation Film Market (Mifa) has been encouraging synergy between professionals, helping to get projects off the ground and contributing to the circulation of works.
Meet up with all the players in the animation industry from TV, movies, video, VOD, internet and mobile phones.
SBA will attending MIFA all week to discover new Artist, look at new animation and from Wenesday will start meeting business to business.

Do not hesitate to meet us !

Seminar on digital animation & interactive entertainment

CARTOON DIGITAL – Seminar on digital animation & interactive entertainment
3-5 May 2011, Malaga (Spain)

Creating, distributing, marketing and financing digital content

Cartoon Digital has invited pioneers in the online, mobile and gaming industries as well as major European producers and broadcasters to discuss precisely how new digital assets can benefit animation professionals.
Among the topics to be covered:

– Broadcasters’ online strategy: Disney XD, RTVE, France Télévisions

– Multiplatform and interactive animated brands

– ZED, leading multinational for the creation and distribution of digital content

– Marathon Media and Studio100 Media: sharing experience on online tools and successful gaming and interactive crossmedia content

– Contracts and finance models for interactive programmes

– Social networks and digital platforms for animation

– Transmedia: creating new story experiences