Animation tv spend-per-minute in Europe had been down for two years during Covid, but that number is now ahead of pre-pandemic levels.
French foreign animation tv sales were down in 2021, but exporters are confident that trend will reverse in 2022.
Paris-based vfx-animation company Hecat has joined Mexican’s Ocelotl Co and Brazil’s Origem on the feature.
Titles from Brazil, Peru, Mexico, and Chile were just a few from the increasingly prominent Latin American contingent at this year’s Annecy.
Watch show creators Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin’s first visit to the French animation studio producing My Dad the Bounty Hunter.
We’ve picked out three… well four, of the most exciting European projects to catch our eye at this year’s Annecy festival.
The Adrien Merigeau-directed film was also nominate for the European Film Award.
João Gonzalez’s Ice Merchants was the first-ever Portuguese animated film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Annecy is back with an entirely in-person format for 2022, and boasts an appropriately stacked competition lineup for the occasion.
Yuasa’s other credits include cult favorite Lu Over the Wall and episodes of Japan Sinks: 2020 and Adventure Time.
Riot now holds a significant non-controlling stake in Paris-based Fortiche.
The 2d-animated drama is based on the life of German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon.
The festival, however, has said that it will continue to support anti-war filmmakers who live in the country.
The independently produced European feature was directed by former Pixar animator Carlo Vogele.
The film follows a lovelorn poet in Bavaria in 1812 as he undertakes a dangerous journey across mountains, ice, and snow.
With subtle colors and rich imagery, the film tells a tale of love and separation in the wake of the Vietnam War.
The film tells the tale of Bristle, a girl raised by dragons who embarks on a journey of discovery in the world of humans.
The French studio wants to avoid “the watered-down things” that result from Hollywood’s profit-seeking formula, says “Arcane” lead animator Alexis Wanneroy.
“The very limited portion allocated to animation . . . constitutes a real disappointment and lack of understanding from the platforms,” says one organization.
Fifty-seven animated features will be presented at Cartoon Movie next March.