Art’Mell, Forma team on ‘Abby’

Cartoon series lines up 52 episodes

MADRID — French producer Art’Mell has teamed with Spanish toon house Forma Animada to co-produce the E2.5 million ($3.5 million) 3-D animation series “Abby Careful.”

Deal was inked at Cannes during mid-October’s Mipcom TV mart. Project is structured as a Spain (80%)-France (20%) co-production.

Targeting 8 to 11 year olds, series aims to teach them how to avoid household accidents, and what to do if they happen.

Main character is Abby, a highly responsible although dreamy girl who regards herself as a super heroine and warns her family about accidents in the home.

The 52 episodes of “Abby Careful” are backed by Andalusia’s trade union UGT-A and the General Direction of Cultural Industries, which dedicated $49,630 to series development.

Seville-based Forma, which has been running for just six years, is developing an animated feature film version of “Abby Careful.”

Manga Films releases Forma’s first CGI animation pic, “Mocland, the Legend of the Aloma,” in Spanish theaters on Nov. 7.

Art’Mell is involved in another Spanish 3-D toon production project, Baleuko’s feature film “Black to the Moon,” a U.S. pickup by exec Rose Adkins at L.A.-based FarCor Studios.