Picnic With Cake

Animation Series And Interactive Game For Pre-Schoolers

Mr. and Mrs. Dog baked two delicious cakes for a picnic with all their animal friends.

But once they arrive at the picnic spot….The cakes are missing!

Picnic with Cake series and half hour special

Picnic with Cake is an animated series and cross media adaptation of the famous picture book “Picnic with Cake” by Thé Tjong-Khing, published in more than 13 countries. Each of the 13 episodes, as well as the 25 minute special, tells the central storyline of the picnic, the discovery of the stolen cakes, the unmasking of the thieves and the happy ending with cake. Every episode of the story is told from the perspective of another animal. In this way the picnic story takes the shape of a thriller, a slapstick or a romantic comedy, all tailored to the level of understanding of our target group.

Picnic with Cake website

The heart of the website is an interactive story world where children can join the animals enjoying the Picnic with Cake. While watching the story, they can jump between characters and switch perspectives. Children can look through the eyes of the funny rats when they are accused for stealing the cakes and switch halfway to the perspective of the frog to see how he steals the cakes in the mean time. Besides the interactive videoplayer, the website offers downloads, character backgrounds, and a special section for parents and teachers. The website uses no text except in the parents area, and all functions and navigation on the site is designed for and tested on the target audience.

Click here for the Dutch interactive website!

Click here for the English interactive website!

Picnic at home & at school

Repetition is a central learning element for the age of the target audience age group, and this forms the basis for the Picnic with Cake format. Children can watch episodes and learn about the emotions that constitute the essence of each story such as happiness, anger, jealousy, fear, vanity, love, prejudice, and desire. This makes Picnic with Cake an ideal conversation starter at home and in the classroom!

Little Fox iPad game:
The goal of the game is to bake a cake with Little Fox. To do this you have to play three different
games and win back ingredients from Lizard and Frog. The iPad game is specially developed for young children and uses no text.

Click here for more information about the iPad game!

Download the App in Dutch

Download the App in English

DETAILS

Director: Mascha Halberstad, Tom Van Gestel, Mercedes Marro
Scenario: Maarten Lebens, Bart Uytdenhouwen, Llorenç Español
Producer: Submarine
Co-producer: Walking the Dog, Tomavistas
Release: autumn 2012
Length: 13 x 5,5 min + 22 min special + interactive version for Internet

CREDITS

Directors :Tom Van Gestel,  Mascha Halberstad, Mercedes Marro
Scenario:
Maarten Lebens, Bart Uytdenhouwen, Llorenς Espaňol
Producers: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Co-producers: Eric Goossens, Anton Roebben, Jan-Willem Bult
Executive producer: Pierre Nothman, Mercedes Marro
Delegate producers for TVC: Oriol Sala-Patau, Xavier Romero

Based on the book ‘Picnic with cake’ by Thé Tjong-Khing, published by Lannoo Publishers, Tielt

Animation director: Dirk Henrotay
Storyboard:
Koen Saelemaekers, Mireia Serra, Oriol Vidal
Pipeline manager:
Denis Tassenoy
Technical Director:
Sven Fraeys
Texture artists:
Denis Roussel, Xander Clerckx,
Character modeling:
Francois  Pommiez
Modeling:
Gert Driesen
Rigging:
Steven Melis, Xander Clerckx, Bram Van Rompuy
FX:
Xander Clerckx
Production assistant:
Meritxell Alarcon
Animation:
Alexander Baert, Aad Verstraelen, Benny Raimondi, Celine Boivin, Kris Borghs, Koen De Koninck, Maarten van Rooy, Nicolas Davoust, Nicolas Fong, Serge Lenaers, Bram Van Quickenborne, Edwin De Loor, Jonas Swolfs, Jonathan Vanderpotte, Nicolas Saint-Rose
Compositing:
Sander Rabaut, Jelmen Palsterman, Dennis Tassenoy
Lay-out:
Aad Verstraelen, Dirk Henrotay, Gert Driesen, Nele Simons
Backgrounds:
Inge Daveloose, Thé Tjong-Khing
Storyboard assistant:
Toni Casali, Cristina Aviles
Editing:
Tom Van Gestel, Marta Capdevila
IT manager:
Jérôme Dubacq
Wrangling:
Gladys Coenen, Nele Vermeylen, Hélian Wollast

Scenario: Tom van Gestel
Texture artist:
Gert Driesen
Compositing
Emmanul Larralde
Lay-Out:
Kris Borghs
Wrangling:
Tristan Hélaine
2D-animation:
Pieter Vanluffen
Animation:
Denis Huneau
Voices:
Griet Dobbelaere


Voice over:
 Simon Shrimpton Smith
Voices:
Katrien De Becker, Peter Van Gucht, Ini Massez, Govert Deploige
Composer and Sound mix:
Miguel Boelens
Music Producer
Joep Grootings
Audio postproduction facilities:
 Sonicville
Postproduction:
The Fridge
Production manager:
Frédéric Dirickx , Paula Blanqué
Executive producers:
 Janneke van de Kerkhof, Ilja Roomans
Production executive uFilm:
Martin Metz, Iwona Sellers, Bastien Sirodot
Executive producers uFund:
Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn, Nadia Khamlichi, Jeremy Burdek
Belgian legal adviser:
 Pierre-Philippe Hendrickx
Creative advice:
Thé Tjong-Khing

Thanks to: Sofie Van Sande

Produced by Submarine in co-production with Walking the Dog, Tomavistas, KRO, Ketnet and Televisió de Catalunya

This production was made with the financial support of:

The Dutch Cultural Media Fund, the VAF/Flanders Film and Media Funds, uFilm, uFund, Tax Shelter of the federal (government of Belgium and Tax Shelter investors, Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries, the Media Program of the European Union and Lannoo Publishers

CREDITS INTERACTIVE

Credits Picknick Interactief Based on the book ‘Picnic with cake’ by Thé Tjong-Khing, published by Lannoo Publishers, Tielt and the television series ‘Picnic with Cake’ by Submarine.  
Book by: Thé Tjong-Khing
Producers: Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Authors: Heleen Groenendijk, Fabie Hulsebos
App developer: Jorrit de Vries
Website developer: Gijs Kattenberg
Interactive videoplayer developer: Karel Brascamp
Line Producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof
Production manager: Miek ten Brummelhuis
Production assistent: Roos Verkade
Animation, modelling & rendering: Walking The Dog, from the series ‘Picnic With Cake’
Additional animation: Maarten van Rooy
Asset adaptation: Sven Fraeys, Gert Driesen
Storyboard game: Koen SaelemaekersA
Graphics & Design: Christiaan de Rooij, Jamie de Jonge, Tom van Gestel, Jurriaan Esmeijer
Editor: Laurens van Walbeek
Composer: Miguel Boelens
SFX: Sonicville
Publicity: Yaniv Wolf, Michael Joustra  
Special thanks to Frédéric Dirickx, Willeke Steenbeeke, Ilja Roomans, Patrick Gutlich, Sander van der Vegte, Coen van Oostrom, Marjolein Rokebrand & Basisschool Oostelijke Eilanden, Brenda Koster & Het Winterkoninkje

http://www.picknickmettaart.nl/
http://nieuw.kindertijd.kro.nl/picknickmettaart/kro.php

Picnic with Cake is produced by Submarine in co-production with Walking the Dog, Tomavistas, KRO, Ketnet and Televisió de Catalunya This production was made with the financial support of: The Dutch Cultural Media fund, the VAF/Flanders Film and Media Funds, uFilm, uFund, Tax Shelter of the federal government of Belgium and Tax Shelter investors, Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries, the Media Program of the European Union and Lannoo Publishers.

Picnic With Cake

Little Fox iPad game

Little Fox wants to bake a cake with you, but the ingredients were stolen! Help Little Fox win back the ingredients from the hands of bad guys Lizard and Frog. When you manage to get all the ingredients, bake a delicious cake with Little Fox. Download the App in Dutch Download the App in English

Little Fox iPad game: The goal of the game is to bake a cake with Little Fox. To do this you have to play three different games and win back ingredients from Lizard and Frog. The iPad game is specially developed for young children and uses no text.
Gameplay Main game – Bake a cake Collect ingredients by playing the three games. When you think you have enough ingredients, try to bake the cake. But beware, you must collect all the right ingredients otherwise your cake will fail…. and the ingredients you used will be lost. The more you play the games to collect the special ingredients, the prettier your cake will turn out!
Game 1 – Slingamatic 2000 Try to swing Lizard and Frog into the air by setting off the Slingamatic 2000 machine. Don’t think it will be an easy task, it gets more difficult each time…
Game 2 – Chasing with birds Little Fox flies in the sky by hanging on to birds and balloons. He is chasing Lizard and Frog. If you manage to get Little Fox close enough to Lizard and Frog you win ingredients to bake the cake. Try not to clash against the trees and other objects that get in your way, otherwise you will have to start over.
Game 3 – Waterballoon machine Pelt Lizard and Frog with water balloons that you fire with a special waterballoon machine. Aim well and do your best to hit them! If you succeed you win your ingredients.
Extra’s When you have succeeded in baking a cake with Little Fox, you can take a picture of yourself with Little Fox and the cake that you made. The pictures will be automatically saved in your iPad library! Also in the iPad game is a special cake recipe consisting of drawings, so children can easily follow at home.

FESTIVALS & BROADCASTING

Festivals:

Cinekid 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Anifest Animation Festival (Lizard & Frog) 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
Zlin Film Festival 2013, Czech Republic
Annecy IAFF category: TV Series 2013, France
Banff 2013, Canada
Shanghai TV Festival 2013, Shanghai, China
SICAF Seoul 2013, South-Korea
Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival 2013, Finland
Xiamen International Animation Festival 2013 Xiamen, China
Animac 2013 Lleida, Spain
Toonaville 2013 Barcelona, Spain
Animated Bafici 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival 2013 Wroclaw, Poland
Buster Film Festival 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark
NFF Online Competition 2013 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Japan Prize 2013 Tokyo, Japan
Prix Europa 2013 Berlin, Germany
KLIK! 2013 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Awards & Recognitions:

Xiamen International Animation Festival Best Animated TV Serie 2013
Cinekid Kinderkast Fiction – Juryprice 2013

Broadcasters:

KRO (The Netherlands), Ketnet (Belgium), TV3 (Catalunya – Spain), DR (Denmark), SVT (Sweden), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), ERR (Estonia)

Photos

Picnic With Cake

a children’s story world

Mr. and Mrs. Dog have baked two delicious cakes for a picnic with all their animal friends.
But once they arrive at the picnic spot…
The cakes are missing!

Picnic with Cake website:
The heart of the website is an interactive story world where children can join the animals enjoying the Picnic with Cake. While watching the story, they can jump between characters and switch perspectives. Children can look through the eyes of the funny rats when they are accused for stealing the cake and switch halfway to the perspective of the frog to see how he steals the cakes in the mean time. Beyond the interactive videoplayer the website offers downloads, character backgrounds, and a special section for parents and teachers.

The website uses no text except in the parents area, and all functions and navigation on the site is designed for and tested on the target audience.

Website tech:
– HTML website can be embedded into other websites (in different sizes)
– all separate content elements of the website can be embedded separately
– the website has no text and is therefore very easy to localise
– the website makes use of basic Internet standards, HTML and Flash, and is very easy to integrate into any broadcaster website

Content of the website:
– interactive video player
– 5 coloring pages
– 5 wallpapers/posters
– cake recipe especially for kids
– character pages
– tips for teachers and parents

About the interactive videoplayer:
– video has 16:9 ratio
– made in Flash (requires flash plugin)
– video can be embedded in 3 different sizes:
– 480×270
– 800×450
– 1280×720

 Explore the interactive player!