ANNECY -- Studiocanal has confirmed it is to co-produce "Un Monde truque," inspired by one of Europe's most celebrated graphic novelists, France's Jacques Tardi.
U.S. screenwriters Kevin Bisch ("Hitch," "Avon Man") and Justin Spraggins have delivered a screenplay for "Lights," an animated family laffer set up as a French-U.S. co-production by Paris-based…
ANNECY -- DQ Entertainment, India's most internationally-skewed and prolific animation house, has signed up Germany's ZDF Group and Italy's DeA Kids, to co-produce two of DQE's flagship 3D TV toon…
Eduardo Sacheri, co-scribe on Juan Jose Campanella's "The Secret in Their Eyes," is writing a treatment for "Foosball 2," a sequel to Campanella's Latin American animated feature "Foosball 3D."
France's Prima Linea Prods., whose "Zarafa" played in competish at the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Tuesday, is producing family adventure comedy "Loulou's Secret."
ANNECY -- New York-based indie animation distributor GKids has acquired North American rights to "From Up On Poppy Hill," the latest release from Japan's Studio Ghibli.
ANNECY -- British thesp Rebecca Hall ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") will topline Gallic helmer Patrice Leconte's romantic drama "A Promise," adapted from Stefan Zweig's novella "Journey into the Past."…
Spanish comicbook artist Paco Roca will make his directorial debut with "Memorias de un hombre en pijama," which reunites much of the team behind Spanish Annecy competition player "Wrinkles."
ANNECY -- Former Disney animators Paul and Gaetan Brizzi will direct toon feature "L'automne a Pekin," an adaptation of Boris Vian's novel set up at Didier Brunner's Paris-based Les Armateurs…
ANNECY -- Lea Seydoux, the French assassin of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and star of Berlin opener "Farewell My Queen," is attached as lead voice in toon feature "Longway North."
The 52nd Annecy Animation Film Festival kicks off Monday with a varied U.S. major presence plus strong signs that animation, once the preserve of studios, is now a global enterprise.