The trend that emerged at France's recent Cartoon Movie co-production mart has nothing to do with kidpics.
Sony Pictures Television has acquired French sci-fi TV series "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" for distribution in various European territories.
Gallic mini-major Gaumont has inked a multi-title deal with U.S. distributor Olive Films.
German sales outfit Sola Media has closed a bevy of pre-sales on "Carlo's Casino," a 3D gag-ladden toon feature produced by Danish animation helmer-producer Thomas Borch Nielsen ("Sunshine Barry and…
Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes, directors of 2009 Academy Award-nominated toon short "This Way Up," are prepping "Cog," their feature film debut.
Three French nominees -- "Despicable Me" co-helmer Pierre Coffin, Euro giant StudioCanal and France 3 Cinema -- won Cartoon Movie Tributes for best director, distributor and producer of the year.
Philippe Aigle's Paris-based Naia Prods. is teaming with Christian Baute's Selavy in Berlin to produce animated feature "Adama," a period odyssey/coming-of-age tale set on the cusp of the modern age.
French vidgame and publishing powerhouse Ankama is stepping into animated feature production with "Mutafukaz," a 2D urban sci-fi spoof.
Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, the directorial duo behind "A Cat in Paris," are re-teaming on a new animated feature, "Phantom Boy."
Helsinki's Animaker is re-teaming with Hamburg's Ulysses Filmproduktion, Copenhagen's A. Film Production and Galway's Magma Prods. to produce 3D "Niko 2 -- Family Affairs," part of a budding Euro…