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The third annual Cartoon Movie European co-production market kicked off last week with its first awards ceremony, the Cartoon Movie Tributes.

The event at Babelsburg Studios attracted nearly 400 visitors from 20 countries. More than 40 European projects in development, in production or on release were on offer.

In addition to European players, reps from Buena Vista, Warners, Paramount, Universal, Fox, Artisan and DreamWorks were on hand.

Aardman Animation was honored for “Best International Enterprise Strategy” for “Chicken Run” and for “maintaining the film’s originality and European identity.”

Cartoon, the European association for animated feature film, is backed by the EU’s Media Program.

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