Founded in 2014, Folivari is a production company bringing together experience, youth and ambitions, like its founders: Didier Brunner, founder of the famous production company Les Armateurs (KIRIKOU, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, ERNEST AND CELESTINE … etc);
Damien Brunner, trained at Penninghen, has been an architect for more than 10 years.
Thibaut Ruby, production manager of ERNEST AND CÉLESTINE and executive producer of THE SONG OF THE SEA, is supervising all productions.
After only four years of existence, Folivari has already won the César for Best animated film in 2018 with its first feature film seen by more than 700 000 spectators in France: THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES directed by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert.
Our second feature film, PACHAMAMA directed by Juan Antin, released in December 2018, was nominated for the César for Best Animated Film in 2019 and was immediately pre-acquired by Netflix.
MY FAMILY AND THE WOLF, directed by Adrià Garcia is Folivari’s first live action feature film. It was selected at Cannes Junior and will be released in France on August 21, 2019.
In February 2020 SAMSAM will arrive in French cinemas, directed by Tanguy de Kermel.
Folivari launched in 2019 THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS preproduction , adapted from Jiro Tanigushi’s manga and directed by Patrick Imbert. Several other feature films are in development at Folivari: THE NAZIS, MY FATHER AND ME adapted from Robert H. Lieberman’s novel and directed by Rémy Schaepman and ERNEST AND CÉLESTINE: A JOURNEY IN CHARABIA.
Folivari is also focused on the production of a short film THE BOOBIES FAIRY directed by Léahn Vivier-Chapas and the production of animation series: ERNEST AND CÉLESTINE: THE COLLECTION, was broadcasted on France 5 in 2017, but also in cinemas, gathering more than 300 000 spectators, also meeting an international success; STINKY DOG, a 52×13’ series directed by Davy Durand, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier is also in production at Fost.
Folivari is currently developing: THE BAKER STREET FOUR, a 6 x 52’ series from the eponymous albums published by Glénat; MENINO AND THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD, a 26×5’ hybrid transmedia series combining animation and documentary images.
Finally, Folivari is preparing a second season of ERNEST AND CÉLESTINE: THE COLLECTION and a third season of the SAMSAM series, two well-known licenses, popular with young audiences.
Folivari is an executive producer and works hand in hand with his partner Fost, a studio based in Paris. The quality of its films and the confidence of animation production in Folivari’s team, allowed our company to start as a key player in the animation market.