Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stor Fisk's 'Fungi' goes Awol

BARCELONA -- Stor Fisk has licensed most worldwide sales rights on toon series "Fungi" to Julie Fox's Paris-based Awol Animation. Mango Distribution, that's co-possessed with the Philippines' Top Draw Animation and Australia's Sticky Pictures, is selling Australia, Nz and Asia, outdoors Japan. Awol will handle Europe, U.S. and Latin America. A Barcelona-based pre-school and kids toon studio, Stor Fisk is creating "Fungi" with Catalan pubcaster TV3 and Top Draw. First program sales to Latin America and Germany will be in the entire shebang, mentioned Stor Fisk's Pablo Jordi. Directed by SF partners Jordi and Veronica Lassenius, the 26-seg "Fungi" narrates the mystery-fixing adventures of two kids -- Max, a music artist, as well as the imaginative Frida. Each of them live at Fungihouse, an ebullient community of Undergrounders, where everybody uses fungi -- truffles -- for food, clothing, medicine in addition to hats. Specific at 4-8s, "Fungi" mixes fantasy with realism together with a Scandinavian style -- Lassenius can be a Finn Jordi acknowledged the influence of Scandinavian picture books -- getting a cosmopolitan air. One family's accents change from American to British to Scandinavian. "This mix is original, but quite realistic. 'Fungi' is occur an illusion setting but offers realistic situations," Jordi told Variety. First full episodes will probably be ready by next February. A flagship toon production from Catalonia, "Fungi" is removed energetic condition financing inside the North-east The the spanish language language region from both pubcaster TV3 as well as the ICIC Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries, mentioned Jordi. TV3 plows about 3 million ($4.millions of) every year into local animation production yearly. It's co-creating 24 productions, mentioned TV3 animation co-producer Oriol Sala Patau. Five Catalan TV toon projects examined at September's Cartoon Forum: "Funghi," "The Mint Fairy," "Perfect Teeth," "Evening Breeds" and "Wilbur Willmore." "Fungi" has attracted lower a reason from Spain's ICAA The the spanish language language Film Institute, plus development gold gold coin within the EU's Media Program. Contact the number newsroom at news@variety.com

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