Format: 2D animated series
Duration: 13 x 3–5’
Country of Production: Belgium
Target Audience: Young adults
Language: Dutch (can be dubbed)
Production Company: Haptic
Producer: Stef Wouters
Scriptwriter: Laura Janssens
Estimated Budget: 500,000 EUR
Confirmed Financing: 69%
Goals at Kids Kino Industry:
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A humorous animation series about two millennial hamsters who comment life from their cage.
Hamsters is a humorous 2D animation series about Philippe and Giovanni: two mischievous hamsters who comment the world from their cage. They try to understand and face all the “dangers” that come their way. Giovanni tries to fit in the world of popular animals on social media, while Philippe is only interested in food. The series touches millennials in their hearts and sometimes in their crotches. The author Laura Janssens is an Instagram cartoonist and the woman behind a wildly popular webcomic. She is the spiritual mother of Philippe and Giovanni, who won many hearts in the past years. Her stories capture the spirit of the generation.
Stef Wouters is a producer, writer, and director with more than 30 years of experience, specialising in television and transmedia series and projects. In Haptic, his own animation studio and production company, he has been producing live-action and animation projects for 11 years.
Laura Janssens studied fine arts and obtained a master’s degree in 2013. Since 2014, she has been creating online comics. In the meantime, she has carried out a large number of illustration assignments and published several comic books. In 2019, she created the animation project Niet Nu Laura.