The 23rd International Cross-Media and Children’s Television Festival, Cartoons on the Bay took place April 11-13 in historic Torino, Italy. This year’s edition once again presented a varied film and kids’ content program as well as cozy conferences and networking opportunities with execs and artists — including guest of honor, Bill Plympton.
Capping the event, the 2019 Pulcinella Awards were presented by industry figures such as Warren Spector, Ian Livingstone, Enzo D’Alò, Mauricio de Sousa, Don Bluth, Guido Manuli, Tomino Yoshiyuki, Talus Taylor & Annette Tyson, Guillermo Mordillo, Bruno Bozzetto, Albert Hanan Kaminski, Alexander Petrov, Michel Fuzelier, Taku Furukawa, Shinichiro Watanabe, Tomonobu Itagaki, Koji Yamamura, Makoto Shinkai, Gary Goldman and Jordan Weisman.
2019 Pulcinella Winners
See the international showcase nominees here.
TV Series – Preschool: Becca’s Bunch
A wonderful mix of animation techniques gives us a charming preschool series able to catch the eye of the audience.
TV Series – Upper Preschool: Gigantosaurus
Engaging stories and an extraordinary animation which seems painted on the screen are the perfect match to create a strong TV series focused on friendship and diversity.
TV Series – Kids: Arthur & The Children of the Round Table
A reinvented version of the Arthur’ saga rounding up to the table a fast paced rhythm, a group of amusing characters and a remarkable visual.
TV Pilot: Horrible Tales for Terrible Children
An irreverent and eccentric TV pilot which impresses the audience for its creativity and comic vein, also able to attract young adults.
Short Film: The Fox
A touching metaphor of the human condition courageously brought to the screen in the likeness of a fox struggling for love and survival.
TV Series – Live Action: Jams
A unique TV series for kids, outstanding for the modernity of its realism, while dealing with a sensitive theme like sexual harassment with a language and a style appropriate for young audiences.
Interactive Media: Detroit: Become Human
A stunning science fiction drama able to tackle contemporary social issues while opening up new frontiers of interactive storytelling.
Career Achievement Awards:
Bill Plympton (Designer, Animator, Writer, Director; Guard Dog, Revengeance, Idiots & Angels)
Benoît Sokal (Designer, Animator, Writer; Artistic Director of Syberia video game)
Michel Ocelot (Director; Kirikou, Azur & Asmar, Princes and Princesses)
Rinaldo Traini (Writer, Cartoons Expert)
Special Crossmedia Award:
Dragonero: Le Origin
Learn more about the event at www.cartoonsbay.rai.it.