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…
Pascal Herold's Delacave Studio is on board to produce "Baba Yaga," a 3D animated fairytale based on a recurring character from Slavic folklore.
Panache Animation's producer duo Guillaume Noblet and Fred Remuzat are developing their first feature, "Smog," an English-language fantasy suspenser 3D toon.
Belgium's The Big Farm will co-produce Raul Garcia's 3D "Extraordinary Tales."
Madrid-based 6 Sales has acquired world rights outside Spain to Perro Verde Films' 2D toonpic "Arrugas" (Wrinkles).
"Pescador" and "Dust," the latest films from up-and-coming Latin American directors Sebastian Cordero and Juan Hernandez Cordon, will be presented at the Miami Intl. Film Festival's Encuentros.
New U.S. specialty distrib Rocket Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to "Tomboy," directed by Gallic writer-director Celine Sciamma and sold by Films Distribution.