TV series






Lazy, disobedient and untidy kids impersonate popular sayings in a stop motion series of cautionary tales.

Faulas is an educational animated series in stop motion cut out which re-elaborates nursery rhymes and sayings from popular tradition in a playful, ironical manner. The series takes its cue from local, still current sayings whose true meaning has however been lost, and uses them to tell universal stories. Combining the ability for memorizing rhyming couplets with playful atmospheres created through illustrations for children, and the cut out technique, it is capable of charming both kids and adults. Faulas is a horizontal series, in each self-contained episode, a calm but firm voice narrates in rhyme the misadventures of the protagonists: they are lazy, absent-minded, bungling and lively kids whose behaviour epitomizes the nursery-rhyme at the core of an episode.

Director’s statement
Faulas stems from my personal visual research into traditional Italian folk sayings and the stereotypes that characterise their language, or rather the rhetorical figures with which the language is usually expressed. My grandmother used to call me and my cousins by nicknames that echoed traditional stereotypes, and as I grew up and travelled, I rediscovered similar fascinating popular sayings and stereotypes. Moreover, on my island, Sardinia, we use a
minority language that UNESCO has defined as being on the verge of extinction, so Faulas stems from a strong desire to pass on the sayings of our ancestors to new generations, creating a light-hearted audiovisual product, with the ultimate aim of keeping the language alive, suitable for a younger audience but also capable of captivating a more nostalgic one. I am convinced that Faulas has a very broad potential, and that one day it could be narrated in other languages, for everyone likes puns and every culture has its own linguistic peculiarities.


Fabrizio di Palma

Country of production


Target audience


Animation technique

Stop motion

Production company


Production company

Flora's room

Estimated budget

200 000 EUR

Funding secured

60 000 EUR

Stage of the project

In pre-production

Looking for

Co-producer, Sales agent / distributor, Broadcaster, Sound designer


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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