Cartoon Business to Explore Trends in European Animation


Cartoon Business, a seminar on development strategies and new business models in the animation industry, is set to take place from December 8 to 10 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The event seeks to provide keys to understanding the current media landscape and its growing trends. Across 16 conferences, professionals and broadcasters will analyze relevant changes in the animation industry and their impact on the financing and production of content.

Conferences include “Brand Building in an OTT-Digital World,” “Can New Indie Shows Still Go Global in an OTT World?” and “Understanding SVOD—How They Think and What They Want?” The program will shed light on the new players in the industry and their interest in animation content.

The talk “How Do Traditional Linear Broadcasters See the Future?” will provide insights into the vision of three European free-to-air channels, while “Attracting Studio Investment—When? Why? Who? How?”, “Grow Your Own Animation Talent!” and “The Business of Diversity & Inclusion” will be focused on fundraising and professional advice.

Professionals from companies from across Europe are involved in the conferences, including RTVE, Ánima Kitchent, Birdland Entertainment, Koyi Talent, Planeta Junior and Zinkia Entertainment (Spain); TF1, Ellipsanime Productions, Watch Next Media, Hildegarde, TeamTO, Gaumont and Multstage (France); Hessischer Rundfunk, Atmosphere Media, Akkord Film Produktion, Sola Media and Sesame Workshop (Germany); WildBrain Spark, The LEGO Group, Boat Rocker Studios, Blue Zoo Rights, TBI and Gaumont (U.K.); Lunanime (Belgium); Kavaleer Productions (Ireland); Anima Vitae (Finland); Den Siste Skilling (Norway); and Chase a Cloud (Bulgaria).

Gran Canaria’s animation sector will be represented in the event by several studios that will present their work and the services they offer. Further, authorities from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the Gran Canaria Film Commission will talk about the incentives they offer to develop new business on the island.

Cartoon Business is supported by the Creative Europe—MEDIA, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Sociedad de Promoción Económica and Gran Canaria Film Commission.