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Blue Spirit’s Success Stories

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Cartoon Forum

Blue Spirit’s new project at Cartoon Forum!

Blue Spirit has presented at Cartoon Forum in the Blue Room (Tuesday, September 11, 2018) his new project “the Borrowers” based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton, licensed from Working Title films in London.
Synopsis.

Arrietty is a Borrower, and proud of it.
Ten years old, no bigger than an apple, she lives with her tiny family at the Hotel Atlantique —unbeknownst to the humans who stay there! Then, one day, one of the terrible “Giants,” a boy named Tom, saves her life.
Once they’ve got over their mutual surprise — and wariness — they’ll soon find this new friendship shakes up their lives — and life at the hotel — forever!
Over the course of the series, Arrietty gradually lets Tom enter the amazing world of the Borrowers.

Blue Spirit in the Top 5

Blue Spirit in the top 5 screened programmes at Mip Junior!

Two series produced by Blue Spirit in the top 5 most screened programmes at Mip Junior ! Alice & Lewis in 3rd position(52 x 11′ in development with TF1) and  Arthur & the children of the round table in 5th position (52 x 11′ in production with Canal + & SWR/Telepool).

Also, three series produced in Blue Spirit ‘s studios in Angoulême (France) and Montréal are in the top 30 most screened programmes: Gigantosaurus, The Pirates Next Door et Tom Sawyer (produced by Cyber Group Studios)!

Loopdidoo sold in Asia!

The series Loopdidoo sold to Discovery kids in Asia!

Newen Distribution sold the 5th season of Loopdidoo to Discovery Kids in Asia Pacific. Currently the series is sold in more than 50 countries!

http://www.c21media.net/discovery-kids-goes-loopdidoo/

The Baker Street Four at Cartoon Forum 2017

The Baker Street Four at Cartoon Forum 2017

The Baker Street Four AKA Les 4 de Baker Street, a new series, 12 x 26′, in development and in coproduction with Folivari will be pitched  at Cartoon Forum 2017 on Wednesday 13th of  september at 4pm in the BLUE ROOM !  The series is based on  graphic novels  « Les Quatre de Baker street » by  Olivier Legrand,  Jean-Blaise & David Etien!

Alice & Lewis at Cartoon Forum

CARTOON FORUM : Blue Spirit Productions presents Alice & Lewis a pre-school comedy series 52 * 11

Friday 16th september 2016 at 10h45 in the Blue Room at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse (13-16th Sept) !

MCO3 au BIAF

The Mystérious Cities of Gold, season 3 – Asian Premiere at BIAF 2016

The series The Mysterious Cities of Gold, season 3 is selected at Bucheon International Animation Festival in Korea (21-25 October 2016) for BIAF2016 TV&Commissioned Film Competition.
International Sales by NEWEN

Courgette au MIFF

My Life as a Courgette won the Audience Award at MIFF 2016

Australians love My Life as a Courgette and for the first time an animated film won the Audience Award (Best feature) at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF 2016 – 28 July-14 August 2016 ).

Lux Prize Film 2016 pour Courgette

My Life as a Courgette in LUX FILM PRIZE Official Selection !

The 10 films of the 2016 LUX FILM PRIZE Official Selection, including My Life as a Courgette directed by Claude Barras, have been revealed today at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

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My Life a Courgette crowned in Annecy 2016 !

My Life as a Courgette won 2 prices in Annecy 2016 : The Cristal Award and The Audience Award for a Feature Film !

My Life as Courgette In Cannes 2016

My Life as a Courgette Screenings in Cannes !

Sun. 15th May at 11:45 AM
Théatre de la Croisette
Sun. 15th May at 05:15 PM
Théatre de la Croisette
Mon. 16th May at 06:30 PM
Studio 13
Tues. 17th May at 03:00 PM
Théatre de la Croisette
Wed. 18th May at 11:30 AM
Cinéma Les Arcades
Fri. 20th May at 11:00 AM
Théatre de la Licorne

My Life as a Courgette – Annecy

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My life as a Courgette in competition in Annecy !

My life as a Courgette in compétition in the next Annecy International Animation Film Festival (13-19 June 2016). The Film is also in Cannes at Directors’ Fortnight !

The series “The Mysterious Cities of gold season 3 ”, produced by Blue Spirit Productions, is also selected in competition in Annecy !

My life as a Courgette in Cannes

Quinzaine des réalisateurs 2016

My Life as a Courgette in Cannes!

My life as a Courgette will premiere in Directors’ Fortnight !!
The film directed by Claude Barras and written by Céline Sciamma, will premiere at 69th Festival de Cannes from May 11th to May 22 !
Coproduction Swiss – France ( Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka films, Rita Productions, KNM, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, RTS, France 3 cinéma, Helium Films )
International sales by Indie Sales !

My life as a Courgette – Variety – March 24, 2016

In the news

My life as a Courgette – Variety – March 24, 2016

(…) what follows is a list of films that Variety has learned have been submitted or screened — with many already jostling for the best possible placement in the lineup… (…) “Ma vie de courgette” (Claude Barras). Here’s a tasty prospect: a stop-motion movie about a boy called “Zucchini (…). Adapted from Gilles Paris’ novel by Celine Sciamma (a master of adolescent-centric pics, whose widely admired “Girlhood” opened Directors’ Fortnight two years ago), the animated entry presents realist details in a highly expressionistic visual style.

“My life as a Courgette” will be released in France, October 19th, 2016

“My life as a Courgette” will be released in France, October 19th, 2016

“My life as a Courgette” will be released in France, October 19th, 2016.
Feature – Film in stop-motion animation directed by Claude Barras, written by Céline Sciamma and Based on «Autobiography of a Zucchini» by Gilles Paris, published by Librairie Plon.

Coproduction Swiss – France ( Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka films, Rita Productions, KNM, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, RTS, France 3 cinéma, Helium Films ) ; And withe the participation of Canal +, Ciné+, OFC, Cineforom Eurimages, CNC (avance sur recettes et nouvelles technologies), Indie Sales company, région Poitou-Charentes, département de la Charente et le Pôle image Magelis, Suissimage, la loterie Romande, Focal et Ernst Gohner Stiftung.

International sales by Indie Sales !

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The Mysterious Cities of Gold at MIFA 2016 !

The series “The Mysterious Cities of gold season 3 ” is  selected in competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (13-19 June 2016). The second episode of series The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 3 currently in production,  will be show for the first time in France !

FIFEM 2016 : The Mysterious Cities of Gold, season 3 – World Premiere !

FIFEM 2016 from Feb 27th to March 6th, 2016

The World Premiere of the 3rd season of The Mysterious Cities of Gold will be in Montreal, Canada.
Jean-Luc François, the director, will present 3 episodes of the series, with the head of studio Jean-Luc Delhougne and the head of animation Victor Hareng from Studio Blue Spirit Canada !

Alice & Lewis

Our new preschool comedy project Alice & Lewis, currently in development, will be presented at Kidscreen 2016 !

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The film “Le Tableau” airs the 31st December 2015 !

Produced by Blue Spirit Productions in 2011, Le tableau directed by Jean-François Laguionie and written by Anik Le Ray is on the air the 31st december 2015 on the french national broadcaster France 3. Le tableau earned many prices and was nominated at the french ceremony of Cesars in 2012 in the category Best Animated Film.

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Loopdidoo and UFO on the air on Disney Channel !

Disney Junior and Disney XD in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Turkey and Middle East airs the two series Loopdidoo and UFO.
Newen distribution in charge of the international sales for this two series signed agreements with Disney!

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Zorro the Chronicles on the air !

France 3 – Sunday 18th October 2015
Zorro the Chronicles’ (26x22’) is an action comedy series for kids and families produced by Cyber Group Studios (CGS) in association with Zorro Productions, in collaboration with Blue Spirit Studios ( the series was produced in our studios in France and Canada) and the participation of France Televisions and RAI.

Nouvelle saison de Grabouillon !

Loopdidoo, season 5 !

A new season of Loopdidoo is soon in production. This 5th season has been signed with the French broadcaster Canal + !

Prix spécial du MIFA pour Ma Vie de Courgette

MIFA : My life as a Courgette earned a Special Price !

My life as a Courgette earned the Special Price « Aide de la Fondation Gan à la Diffusion » for his Work in Progress in Annecy !

WIP de Vie de Courgette au à Annecy le 16 juin 2015 à 09h!

My Life as a Courgette in WIP at MIFA on June 16th, 2015 at 9am !

With Claude Barras (Director), Kim Keukeleire (Animation Supervisor ), David Toutevoix (Lead Operateur), Gregory Beaussart ( Head of Puppet maker) and Armelle Glorennec ( Producer at Blue Spirit Productions)

Les Mini Ninjas à Angoulême !

The series Mini Ninjas in Angoulême !

Wednesday 20 May 2015 with Jean Duval the director of the series !
Cyber group Studio’s new hit series Mini Ninjas (52x11’ 2D HD) based on the best-selling video game, in coproduction with TF1 Productions, produced in our studios in Angouleme, France and Montreal, Canada, will be screen before 200 children !

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Emilie, volumes 9 and 10 !

Casterman publishes 2 new volumes of Emilie by Domitille De Pressensé “La mauvaise humeur d’Emilie” and “Les robots”, adapted from 2 episode of the animated series “Emilie” produced by Blue Spirit Productions and directed by Sandra Derval.

MCO3 en fabrication

The Mysterious Cities of Gold, season 3: In Production !

The 3D animation starts this week in our studio in Angoulême and very soon in our studio in Montreal.
The series will be broadcasting by TF1 (France), RTBF ( Belgium) and Téléquebec ( Canada)!

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The Long Long Holidays on the air !

From the 20th April 2015 at 9.40 am on France 3 !
The series directed by Paul Leluc, is a 10 x 26’ produced by Les Armateurs in coproduction with Blue Spirit Studios and produced in our Studio in France and Montreal.

STORY

Adventures, laughter and poetry in a poignant depiction of World War II The Long Long Holiday recounts the daily life of 2 kids brother and sister, who are left by their parents at their grandparents’ house near the Normandy coast for a few weeks at the beginning of World War II. As the war rumbles on, those weeks become five years. This series sheds new light on a unique historical context, viewed through the eyes of two young urban children. Despite the war, they will experience wonderful adventures while coming into contact with nature, making new friends and even with the farm animals.

Courgette au Cartoon Movie

My Life as a Courgette at Cartoon Movie 2015

Blue Spirit Productions presents at Cartoon Movie (Lyon 4-6 March 2015) the first images of his new film « My Life as a Courgette » in coproduction with Rita Productions, Gebeka Films et KNM.
This stop motion feature-film is written by C. Sciamma adapted from the novel “Autobiographie d’une Courgette” by Gilles Paris and directed by Claude Barras.

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Les Souvenirs on France 3 !

The animated short film “Les Souvenirs” directed by Renaud Martin and produced by Blue Spirit Productions airs in the tv show “ Libre Court”.

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The Mysterious cities of gold on the air for Christmas !

TFOU – from 21st December to 4th January !

1533, Barcelona: Esteban, Zia and Tao, three inseparable 12-year-old friends embark on a worldwide search for the 7 Mysterious Cities of Gold. Strangely their fates seem linked to these Cities, despite them being built over 10,000 years ago! The secrets they hold could change the course of mankind. Bound by their friendship and their need to understand why they were chosen, they fly off on the futuristic Golden Condor on the trail of two new Cities in Asia. A reboot of the cult 80s TV series

MCO2 au festival d’animation de Paris

The Mysterious Cities of Gold, season 2 at the Festival of Animated Film of Paris

The Festival of Animated Film of Paris, 7th edition – Théâtre de Ménilmontant from 10 to 14 September 2014

With Jean-Luc François (director) and Fernando Lira (Artistic director). They will present the series and episodes will be screened on 11th september 2014.

Grab Nemo, diffusion spéciale

Special Broadcast of Loopdidoo and the treasure of Captain Nem Bones !

France 5 – Sunday 13th July in the morning !

Loopdidoo, the goofy dog, has found the perfect spot to bury his bone. As he starts digging, Loopdidoo uncovers… A treasure chest! Right there! Isn’t that a lucky dog? Not quite… Not only does the treasure chest only contain incomprehensible clues, but the evil pirates, Captain Coco and his sidekicks, have just moored their ship, The Black Egg, off the island, determined to get their hands on the treasure too! Will Loopdidoo and his friends be able to outwit the pirates, rescue Loopdidoo’s cousin and find the treasure?

Grabouillon au FIFEM

Loopdidoo and the treasure of Captain Nem Bones at FIFEM

Loopdidoo ans the treasure of Captain Nem Bones will be screened during this 17th edition of the festival (1-9 March 2014)!
The director of our new studio in Montreal, Jean-Luc Delhougne will presents this special episode of Loopdidoo.

Souvenirs au MIAF

Les Souvenirs, new Selection at MIAF !

The MIAF 19- 29 June 2014 in Melbourne.

The Melbourne International Animation Festival will screen on 25th June 2014 in the selection « 3 days in Paris » the short-film Les Souvenirs directed by Renaud Martin and produced by Blue Spirit Productions.
Previously the animated short-film had been selected in the official selection at Bradford Animation Festival (UK) and earned the price “RTP2 Onda Curta” from the official selection jury at the Festival Cinanima in Portugal in 2012.

Musique du tableau au REX

The original soundtrack of the film Le Tableau at the Grand Rex in Paris!

Friday 10th January, the Union of the Film’s Soundtracks Composers, the COGE Philarmony, will interpret a part of the soundtrack of the film Le Tableau composed by Pascal Le Pennec.

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Big audience for the last episode of The Mysterious Cities of Gold 2

The last episode aired on Sunday 24th November 2013 on TFOU were watched by more than 1 million viewers! A third season is currently in production…

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The Mysterious Cities of Gold 2 , on the air in UK !

The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 on the air on Kix from Saturday 11th November 2013 !

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The animated short film “Les Souvenirs” on the air !

France 3 – 17th sept 2013
The animated short film “Les Souvenirs” directed by Renaud Martin and produced by Blue Spirit Productions, on the occasion of festival “Cartoon Movie”, will be broadcasted on France 3 in the special TV show “Cartoon d’or “.

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“Les Souvenirs” at BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL 12-16 nov 2013 !

A new selection in the official competition for the animated short film directed by Renaud Martin and produced by Blue Spirit Productions !

MCO-voix des étoiles

The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 is the choice of children at Festival Voix d’Etoiles !

the series The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 earned the Children’s Price at festival Voix d’étoiles as the best animated series !

Grab Nemo sur France 5

Loopdidoo and the treasure of Captain Nem Bones on France 5 !

Loopdidoo and the treasure of Captain Nem Bones, 52′
France 5 – 16th November 2013

Loopdidoo, the goofy dog, has found the perfect spot to bury his bone. As he starts digging, Loopdidoo uncovers… A treasure chest! Right there! Isn’t that a lucky dog? Not quite… Not only does the treasure chest only contain incomprehensible clues, but the evil pirates, Captain Coco and his sidekicks, have just moored their ship, The Black Egg, off the island, determined to get their hands on the treasure too! Will Loopdidoo and his friends be able to outwit the pirates, rescue Loopdidoo’s cousin and find the treasure?

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“Le Tableau”, a new Award at Nueva Mirada International Film Festival for Children and Youth !

In Argentina, the movie’s director Jean-François Laguionie earned 2 prices for his film Le Tableau : The special mention from the Children Jury and The SIGNIS AWARD as The best festival’s film !

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The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 at Japan Exhibition !

The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 at Japan Exhibition in Brussel on 3rd November 2013.
With Jean-Luc François (director) and Fernando Lira (Artistic director).

MCO saison 2 – première diffusion au Portugal !

The Mysterious Cities of Gold 2 , on the air in Portugal !

The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 will be aired on CANAL PANDA the 14th October ! Then the series will be broadcast every week from Monday to Friday at 1.30pm and 8.30 pm!

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Sélections Annecy 2013

We are proud to announce the selection in competion at The Annecy International Animation Film Festival of the animated short film “Les Souvenirs” by Renaud Martin and the episode “Shaolin” of series The Mysterious Cities of Gold – season 2 !

BSS à Montreal

A new studio for Blue Spirit in Montreal (Canada)

The studio is recruiting experienced Canadian 3D animators for many series !
Production experience and mastering 3DS Max are a must! Please send your resume and reel to job@spirit-prod.ca !

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The Mysterious Cities of Gold 2 airs on TF1 for the first time !

Finally TF1 announced yesterday the date of the broadcast for The Mysterious Cities of gold !
The series will be aired every Sunday morning from April 7th, 2013 !

Le Tableau: Prix Animafest 2013

Le Tableau earned the price Animafest 2013 !

At Animafest festival in Zagreb, Le Tableau directed by J.F Laguionie earned a special mention from the Jury.

Succès de fréquentation au Musée Guimet

What a success for the exhibition “ The Mysterious Cities of Gold – 2” !

More than 40 000 entries only for the exhibition on the Traces of the Mysterious Cities of Gold, from 27th March to 27th May 2013 at the Guimet Museum in Paris !

Souvenir Prix Qualité CNC

The CNC has awarded the Prix Qualité to “Les Souvenirs” !

The animated short-film Les Souvenirs directed by Renaud Martin earned the Prix Qualité from the CNC. This Price is awarded a posteriori to some short-films for their high quality and if they didn’t receive a financial support for their production from the CNC.

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Le Vol du Condor (The Flight of the Golden Condor)

The official Game of the new season of The Mysterious Cities of Gold is available on the App Store!

Prix Animeland

“ The Mysterious Cities of Gold 2” earned the price Animeland !

At Salon du Livre in Montreuil, the magazine Animeland has awarded the price of the best animated series to “ The Mysterious Cities of Gold 2 ” !

Sur les traces des Mystérieuses Cités d’Or

Paris museum welcomes the Mysterious Cities of Gold !

From 27th March to 27th May 2013 at the Guimet Museum in Paris !

Set in 1532, the original series depicted the adventures of a Spanish boy named Esteban who travels to the New World in search of both his father and the Seven Cities of Gold. After a long break, further instalments have just been launched in France, taking the adventurers to 16th-century China. The museum has joined with the new show’s production company to display about 80 items from the Guimet’s collection.
The exhibition is split into the four themes of the show’s plot line: minorities in China (specifically, the Miao and Yao peoples); the place of the dragon in the Chinese imagination; the Emperor, imperial power and the Forbidden City; and the Himalayan world, especially Tibet. The 80 objects in all media have been paired with clips from the series, and provide young visitors with an unusual and innovative way to understand 16th-century China…

César du meilleur film d’animation

A Cesar for the best animated feature film !

Congratulation to all the Armateurs’s staff and especially to Benjamin Renner! Their new film Ernest and Célestine was awarded with the Cesar for the best animated feature film. Blue Spirit is proud to have been a part of this project, by working on the compositing.

Grabouillon le retour !

Loopdidoo is back !

The new season of the funniest dog in the world, Loopdidoo, season 4, is aired every day at 8.10 am in the tv show Les Zouzou on France 5 !