The Flandriens of Animation
They call them Flandriens, bad-assed cycle racers who force their machines over the cobbled roads and murderous hills of Flanders, oblivious to the cold and the rain. The same kind of grit and determination has driven Flemish animation producers to climb new heights, using their skills to emerge from the pack and sprint towards glory.
But just as Flandriens must also ride for their teams, Flemish animation producers play an important role in international co-productions, adding their drive to Oscar-nominated films such as The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells and A Cat in Paris.
Flemish animators can take on any terrain, from 2D (hand-drawn and computer animation), to 3D and stopmotion. The region has 22 animation production companies, 10 with their own studios. They released 11 features and 12 series in 2013-16, including minority co-productions, and have 25 features and 30 series in the pipeline for 2017-18.
WORKING WITH FLANDRIENS OF ANIMATION - A TESTIMONIAL
WALKING THE DOG
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