Dreamworks’ feature film ‘The Bad Guys’, the French series’ Unsung Women’ on gender disparity throughout history, the Rai Ragazzi co-produced series’ Mumfie ‘and’ Food Wizards’ are some of the winners of the 26th edition of ‘Cartoons on the Bay’, the festival promoted by Rai and organized by Rai Com, with the artistic direction of Roberto Genovesi, dedicated to film, television and transmedia animation, which also awarded Zerocalcare, Carlos Grangel and Maurizio among others Foreigners. Also awarded the special Crossmediale prize to ‘The Puffins’, the Ilbe TV series with the voice of Johnny Depp.
But in Pescara it was the day of Rai Kids with the conference of the director Luca Milano who explained the great news that await children and young people: from the animated series Becco di Rame that talks about inclusion in an original way starting from a true story in Kapuf – Piccolo Mostro, the first sitcom for children made at the Rai Production Center, from The Sound Collector in stop motion mixed with live action to OGM Travel Agency is instead a new series set on Earth. Up to Go Go Around Italy on the beauties of Italy.
“Rai – says Milan – confirms itself as the main Italian publisher of audiovisual for children, with 44 programs in the Top 50 among all networks for children in 2021, thanks to Rai Yoyo channels, for the little ones, Rai Gulp, for children 8-14 years old, and to the Rai Play and RaiPlay Yoyo platforms “.
According to Milan, the three main guidelines on which Rai Kids programming moves are the values ​​of sport, food education and inclusion in all its forms.
Another main line is contemporaneity: from information for children on war to programs on environmental sustainability, from the Offside Racism series against racism in football, to the Sock program for the little ones to the classic La Posta di Yoyo and L’Albero. light blue. Among the purchase programs, in addition to the continuation of the most popular series, such as Bluey and Paddington, comes a new series on the adventures of Idefix, the little dog of Asterix and Obelix.
“For the values ​​of sport – he says – we have two series such as SuperSpikeBall, a new series conceived by the volleyball champion Andrea Lucchetta with his Lucky Dreams and Street football, launched in 2006 and inspired by the novel The company of Celestini by Stefano Benni, which they are two titles that among other things are about to go on air “.
As far as food education is concerned, which is also present in the Trullalleri, the new Food Wizard series arrives in competition at the Pulcinella d’Oro. “On the theme of inclusion – Milan tells us – we have Beak of copper and then as inclusion and hospitality” In the sea there are crocodiles “from the novel of the same name by Fabio Geda who comes one year from” The Custody “by Maurizio Forestieri to make people understand that we do not forget the theme of refugee children but we continue to tell it “.
And he continues: “Next to this in the live part there is ‘Crush – The Story of Stella’, a live series that tells the story of a little girl who sends a photo that she shouldn’t send to a friend who then puts it in circulation. The series shows what devastating consequences can be in the life of a middle school girl – he underlines – and it is also a way to educate older kids on the media and social networks “.
Still on the theme of inclusion, Milan reports Il Mondo di Leo on autism while The Sound Collector focuses on hearing disabilities. “The Sound Collector – he explains – is the story of a little boy who turns with a tape recorder to capture the sounds of nature. The British work on this series is the Oscar nominee, Barry Purves, (who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award). in Cartoons on the Bay) and then in Turin the Italian part develops “. (HANDLE).