Cartoon Forum Unveils Animated UK Meets Europe Initiative


The 2023 edition of Cartoon Forum, set to take place from September 21 to 18 in Toulouse, will feature the initiative Animated UK Meets Europe, spearheaded by Animation UK.

Five new projects in development from U.K. creative voices will be pitched together with a U.K. broadcast partner in a 90-minute session, each in search of a European co-production partner. The initiative is in partnership with the BBC, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery and Sky and supported by Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Scotland, Creative Wales and Film London.

Registration for Cartoon Forum is already open and those wishing to attend are urged to register as soon as possible and reserve travel and accommodation in a timely manner, as the Rugby World Cup is being held around the same dates in Toulouse.

“We are delighted that the U.K. animation industry is being provided the opportunity to profile our highly regarded sector known for its creative excellence, innovation, storytelling, iconic characters and humor,” said Kate O’Connor, executive chair of Animation UK. “We look forward to showcasing new projects supported by our partners, and we are actively looking for European co-production partners for all of our animated projects, which will range from preschool to family and adult.”