France’s National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC) and Unifrance released their annual report of French tv program exports on Monday, and animation once again proved to be the country’s strongest audiovisual commodity abroad.
Despite still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, French exporters recorded a 6% increase over 2020, for a new record total of €375.9 million ($373.31 million) in 2021. Included in that amount was €101.5 million ($100.78 million) in international pre-sales, which was a record high. Foreign investment was similarly bullish, with international co-production investments hitting their highest level since 2003.
Here are a few animation-specific takeaways from the report, which can be downloaded here as a PDF: