Santiago Segura's "Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis" ran up the biggest-ever opening for a Spanish film on home turf, grossing Euros8.4 million ($11.6 million) over last weekend.
The trend that emerged at France's recent Cartoon Movie co-production mart has nothing to do with kidpics.
Mohamed Al-Daradji's "The Train Station," Daniel and Diego Vega's "El Mudo" and Deniz Erguven's "Kings" figure among 15 projects selected for the Cannes Film Festival's 6th Cinefondation Atelier.
Ireland's Cartoon Saloon has tied down European partners on "Song of the Sea," Tomm Moore's follow-up to "The Secret of Kells."
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.
Adding another chapter to Spain's "A Serbian Film" saga, the Barcelona public prosecutor has lodged a complaint against Sitges festival director Angel Sala, accusing him of screening child…
Zentropa has moved into toon production in Spain backing "Vlogger," the film debut of Ricard Gras, a pioneer in vidgame animation and the creation of virtual worlds.
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.