Cartoon Movie took place last week in Bordeaux, France.
Three projects from Ireland were pitched at the 2 day pitching event intended to create a synergy between producers, investors and distributors of feature-length animation films.
Meet the projects
Wolfwalkers – Cartoon Saloon
Directors – Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart
Synopsis : In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn, comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when Robyn saves a wild native girl, Mebh, their friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wolfwalkers and transforms her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
Directors -Toby Genkel & Sean McCormack
Synopsis: The Honeymoon is over… How we enjoyed the party when our amphibious Nestrian chums discovered their incredible newfound agility underwater! But, when we revisit our curious, loveable pals, the entire animal kingdom’s survival is once again at stake. Amid the prospect of no new land on which to live and prosper, not to mention the ever-diminishing food resources, the mood on board the Ark is laden with mounting tensions, which regularly spill over into ark rage. Fragile peace is frequently broken with general chaos ensuing. How can our unlikely heroes help? And what lies beneath for Finny in an oceanful of possibilities when he quite literally falls into some rather surprising new company?
Little Caribou – Barley Films
Director: Barry O’Donoghue
Little Caribou is a mischievous young girl with a vivid imagination and a grand sense of adventure. She spends her days on the Arctic ice fishing with her serious older brother Soema. When one of her daydreams is rudely interrupted by a very real polar bear encounter she finds refuge inside a massive iceberg with her playful husky pup. There she discovers a surreal aquarium-like world containing a seemingly endless supply of marine life housed in huge tanks. She has several exciting close encounters with the creatures and also meets the keepers of the iceberg – the mysterious ice goblins – as she attempts to elude the polar bear and make her way back to the safety of the fishing camp.