Tulipop triumphs at Cartoon Forum

Work now underway on animated TV series to complement existing webisodes.

Ahead of taking its first ever stand at Brand Licensing Europe, Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop has triumphed at Cartoon Forum, Europe’s leading animation pitching and co-production event.

Tulipop already exists in a variety of products ranging from collectable vinyl figurines and plush to lamps, stationery and tableware. The range is now stocked in around 100 stores in Europe.

Work is now underway to bring the Tulipop inhabitants to life in an animated TV series, which will complement the series of animated webisodes, set to launch on the Tulipop YouTube channel this October.

The proposed new series was one of 80 specially selected projects chosen to be pitched to prospective commissioners, buyers and co-producers at Cartoon Forum which is attended by over 900 industry professionals.

Around 175 people attended the session, with the team since having a number of promising meetings with potential broadcasters.

Tulipop ceo Helga Arnadottir said: “We are over the moon with the incredible reaction that the series received at Cartoon Forum. It is great to see that there is demand for stories based on quirky characters with a warmth that appeals to a broad audience and a weirdness that can ignite kids imaginations.

“We can’t wait to bring the Tulipop TV series to screens around the world and are really excited at the prospect of talking to potential licensees at Brand Licensing Europe next month.”

Helga gave the presentation with executive producer Liz Keynes, lead writer Tobi Wilson (Amazing World of Gumball) and Tom Stuart from Blink Industries, who is co-producing a short film which will serve as a pilot for the series.

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