THURISTAR is a production company and
creative studio born in Belgium in 2008.
We develop, finance and produce animated content for film, TV and streaming platforms, with a focus placed on storytelling, look development and music.
THURISTAR is the producer of Mush-Mush and the Mushables – the International Emmy-nominated series created by Elfriede de Rooster and directed by Joeri Christiaen.
The show is currenly airing in +150 countries— including on WarnerMedia’s channels around the world (Cartoon Network / Boomerang / HBO Max), Canal+ and Piwi+ in France, VRT-Ketnet and RTBF in Belgium, Tiny POP in the UK, RTS in Switzerland, RTL Telekids in the Netherlands, Disney Channel in Germany, Mango in China, etc. The second season is currently in production and will be completed at the end of 2023.
In 2022 THURISTAR completed the short film Luce and the Rock, by Britt Raes. The film has already been selected for more than 180 festivals (Annecy, GIFF, BIAF, Clermont, New York International Children’s Festival, etc.) and won several awards around the world, including a Special Mention at the Berlinale and prizes at Ottawa, Go Short and Anima.
The company is currently coproducing Goat Girl, a female-led comedy series created by Shannon George & Kristina Lee and directed by Krystal Georgiou & Lauri Saunders. The show will air on Cartoon Network across EMEA territories, as well as on VRT-Ketnet in Belgium, KiKA in Germany, ABC in Australia, etc.THURISTAR is also the producer of 850 meters – a short film selected in over 30 festivals and nearing 3 million online views – and coproducer of its 52-episode series spinoff My Knight and Me.
The company is currently developing two new exciting and very different projects, a series and a 26’ special.
THURISTAR is helmed by Joeri Christiaen, Perrine Gauthier, Frederik Segers and Manu Garijo.