"Fox" earns plaudits at a fest which is swamped by animation school students from France and beyond.
"Viale" is set up at Marta Donzelli's Vivo Film, the Rome production house behind "Volte."
In a welcome boost to Spain's toon industry, Imagina Intl. Sales, Spain's top TV/movie sales house, is entering animation.
Jacques-Remy Girerd will follow up "Mia and the Migoo," which won last year's European Film Academy toonpic prize, with "Tante Hilda."
France's Herold and Family is advancing on production of "Cendrillon 3D" (Cinderella 3D), which is likely to be one of France's first stereoscopic 3D toonpic releases.
Two of Europe's biggest toon players, Luc Besson's EuropaCorp and Didier Brunner's Les Armateurs, are teaming on animation feature "French Riviera."
French animation powerhouse Marathon Media is developing its first S3D animated feature with DreamWorks alumn Jim Cox ("Over the Hedge").
Belgium's Entre Chien et Loup and Canada's Kaibou Production have boarded "Le Magasin des suicides" (The Suicide Shop), the toonpic debut of famed French helmer Patrice Leconte ("My Best Friend,"…
Europe's biggest film company, StudioCanal, is teaming with one of its most successful animation auteurs, France's Michel Ocelot, to produce, distribute and sell abroad the movie "Dragons and…
Cube Creative Prods., one of France's stereoscopic 3D pioneers, is set to produce its first toonpic, "Flying Bazar!!"
An irony at the recent Cannes Film Festival was that one of its most-liked movies won't be seen by most audiences theatrically -- but rather as a TV miniseries.