DeAPlaneta Entertainment has been nominated in the Investor/Distributor of the Year category, as well as three other nominees. The list of nominees for the 2023 Cartoon Forum Tributes was released by Cartoon Forum, the European forum for the co-production of animated TV series.
The awards will be voted on by the 1,000 professionals attending Cartoon Forum, which will be held in Toulouse from 18 to 21 September. The names of the winners in each category will be announced on September 21, at a ceremony held during the event. This nomination is the result of DeAPlaneta Entertainment's continued support of European animation throughout its solid track record. The company, a European leader in the creation and marketing of brands and entertainment content, has been working with the most important companies in the sector on the continent for more than 20 years. DeAPlaneta Entertainment also has a wide territorial presence in Europe, with offices in Spain, Italy, UK, France, Eastern Europe and, recently, Germany.
Currently, DeAPlaneta has in its portfolio several European brands in different stages of development. "Milo" is a preschool animated series co-produced with Fourth Wall (UK) whose first season is already broadcasted on four continents and has been dubbed into dozens of languages. Its second season is in production and will be available in the first quarter of 2024. "Monster Shaker" is a children's animated series co-produced with GO-N in France, based on the comic books of the same name by Mathilde Domecq and Mr. Tan, whose first season has already been completed.
"Magic Lilly" is a new animated series distributed worldwide by DeaPlaneta Entertainment, based on the successful literary and audiovisual saga born in Germany, Lilly The Witch, which is currently in pre-production in Spain. It is produced by Bwater Animation Studio in Spain, The Magic Lilly Company in Germany, with the participation of VRT in Belgium.
"Karters" is an animated series in pre-production. The co-production is part of a broader strategic agreement recently signed between DeAPlaneta Entertainment and Mediawan Kids & Family (France) to further develop their brands and become their Master Licensing Agent globally.
Some of the European productions and brands that stand out in the DeaPlaneta's portfolio over the last two decades are classics such as "Maya the Bee or Heidi" also in their new CGI versions, co-production projects with Studio 100, from the Netherlands, as well as current global phenomena such as "Miraculous Ladybug" by Zag Entertainment/ON Kids & Family, IP for which DeAPlaneta Entertainment has been the European licensing agent (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and countries belonging to the CEE territory, including Poland) since 2016.
Other brands managed, distributed and/or co-produced by the company in recent years include "Gormiti," "The Smurfs," "That's Joey!," "Power Players," "Mutant Busters," "Vicky the Viking" and "Pippi Longstocking," among many others. In January 2023, DeAPlaneta Entertainment announced the acquisition of BRB Internacional's catalog, which meant the inclusion in its portfolio of timeless brands such as David the Gnome, Willy Fog or Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, and new IPs such as Bernard. At the end of 2022, the company distributed in Spain Little Nicolas. Happy as Can Be, a French-produced animated feature film directed by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre that won the Best Film Award at the Annecy Film Festival 2022 and earned nominations for the Annie Awards 2023 (Best Independent Animated Film), the César Awards 2023 (Best Animated Film) and the European Film Awards 2023 (Best Animated Film).