Few companies made a larger splash at early June's Annecy Animation Festival than Japan's Toei Animation.
"Jose y Pilar," which was produced by Pedro and Agustin Almodovar's El Deseo, Fernando Mereilles' 02 Filmes and Portugal's JumpCut, has been sold to Italy's Feltrinelli and Mexico's Plan B.
Madrid-based consortium Latido Films has initiated international sales on Argentine smash hit "Chinese Take-Away" closing Germany with Ascot Elite Ent., and Italy with Archibald Enterprise Film.
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Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux's "The Rabbi's Cat" won the best-feature Crystal at the 2011 Annecy Animated Intl. Film Festival.
French animation producer Jeremy Zag is teaming with Belgian toon shingle Nexus Factory to bring 3D toon franchise "Sammy's Adventure" to the small screen.
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French pubcaster France Televisions and Marathon Media, part of the Zodiak Media Group, have teamed to develop "Ethan's Island," a series combining live action and animation.
French toon studio Gaumont-Alphanim is prepping "Santa's Apprentice 2," a sequel to its successful 2010 feature, which plays in competition at Annecy this week.
Lambert Wilson ("The Matrix Reloaded") will head the voice-cast of eagerly awaited Gallic animated feature "Ernest and Celestine."
French vidgame, publishing and production house Ankama is developing a feature film and TV series based on one of its most popular franchises, "Dofus."