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27 New Asian Projects Set for AAS 2017

Best-in-class concepts from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and New Zealand will be pitched live to audience of buyers and investors.

Like A Photon’s ‘Bear & Salmon.’

TORONTO -- Kidscreen has selected 27 animation concepts for the 2017 Asian Animation Summit.

Representing the very best kids animated TV development work across Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and New Zealand, these projects will be presented live at the event to an audience of broadcasters, co-producers, distributors and investors from Asia and the international marketplace.

The projects are:

  • Xhabition’s ‘Gaia’s Guardians.’

    Bear & Salmon, Like A Photon Creative (Australia)

  • Billie B Brown, Princess Pictures (Australia)
  • Chippy Hood, MOSTAPES (South Korea)
  • Cican, Hellomotion (Indonesia)
  • Cubic Cats, Animatic Studios (Malaysia)
  • Cupcake Fairy Pink and Friends, B.I. Group (South Korea)
  • Egggoog, StudioINYO (South Korea)
  • Gaia’s Guardians, Xhabition (Thailand)
  • SmartStudy’s ‘Pinkfong Wonderstar.’

    Get R.E.A.L., Red Thirty One (Australia)

  • Gogo’s Book Journey, XrisP (South Korea)
  • Lunla, YGGDRAZIL (Thailand)
  • Marmalade, Mighty Nice (Australia)
  • Next Quest, Lil Critter Workshop (Malaysia)
  • Pets vs Aliens, Lumine Studio (Indonesia)
  • Pinkfong Wonderstar, SmartStudy (South Korea)
  • Ridiculous, Illusionist Animation Studio (Malaysia)
  • Giggle Garage’s ‘Salad Bunnies.’

    Salad Bunnies, Giggle Garage (Malaysia)

  • Silvers, Pow Studios (New Zealand)
  • Skyriders, Scribble Studios (Malaysia)
  • Slow Slow Sloth NEUL, JBugsCo (South Korea)
  • The Entomon Academy, Floating World Animation Studio (China)
  • The Fridgers, B.A.S.E. Studio (Indonesia)
  • The Jan and Rai Show, BES Animation (Australia)
  • B.A.S.E. Studio’s ‘The Fridgers.’

    Time Hopper, As-Motion Studios (Thailand)

  • Toby & Friends, MIRAYI (Malaysia)
  • Wings Across the World, Furneaux Media Productions (Australia)
  • Wormholes, Oh Yeah Wow (Australia)

This year’s event will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Brisbane, Australia. Over the course of the three-day event, each project will be presented in a moderated live pitch and Q&A format, with time for follow-up meetings and casual networking built into the schedule.

It is anticipated that roughly 250 attendees will take part in Asian Animation Summit 2017, which is designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in Asia-Pacific countries, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond.

Roughly half of projects that debuted at previous AAS events have since gone into production, including such well-known series as Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Kuu Kuu Harajuku (2013), Wonderballs (2012) and Balloon Barnyard (2014).

Source: Kidscreen

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.