Grid wins animation producer of the year
The Ghent-based special effects production house Grid Animation has been named European Animation Producer of the Year by the industry event Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. Grid was set up in 1995 by Jan Goossen and Mark Mertens, specialising in 3D, visual effects, character animation and editing.
Along with programmes aimed at children such as Bumba and Kabouter Plop, Grid has also worked on drama series like Code 37, Flikken and Métal Hurlant Chronicles (pictured) and feature films like Vermist and Groenten uit Balen.
“We have to thank the great enthusiasm of all of our colleagues for this prize,” Goossen said. “It’s also thanks to the trust placed in us by our partners, co-producers, broadcasters and distributors, and to the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund and Screen Flanders.”