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30 New Projects To be Showcased at 2018 Asian Animation Summit

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

‘Hey Buddy’ from Thailand’s Big Brain Studios is one of 30 animation concepts selected for the 2018 Asian Animation Summit showcase.

TORONTO -- Kidscreen has announced the 30 animation concepts that have been selected for the 2018 Asian Animation Summit showcase. Representing the very best kids animated TV development work across Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, 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.

  • Astropods – Mechanic Animation (New Zealand)
  • Bearabbit Beibei – Moyu Animation (China)
  • The Curious World of Linda – Taktoon Enterprise (Korea)

  • ECOROBOT – 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 – Rakasa 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)

The 2018 Asian Animation Summit is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with generous support from: hosting partner KOCCA (Korea); presenting partner BEKRAF (Indonesia); and supporting partners Create NSW and Screen Queensland (Australia), MDEC (Malaysia), DITP (Thailand), ASIFA China and Wellington Animation Group (New Zealand).

This year’s event is set to take place in Seoul, South Korea from November 28 to 30. Over the course of the three-day event, each project will be presented in a moderated live pitch and Q&A format, with plenty of 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 2018, 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 50% of projects that debuted at previous AAS events have since gone into production, including such well-known series as Bluey (2017), Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Kuu Kuu Harajuku (2013), Wonderballs (2012) and Balloon Barnyard (2014).

Source: Asian Animation Summit