PARIS– “Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods” is proving French animation still has the mojo. The 3D animated feature, which is based on Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo’s cult Belgian comicbooks, has…
Paris-based prestige animation house Les Armateurs has set "The Swallows of Kabul" – a big-screen transfer of Yasmine Khadra's celebrated novel – as one of its flagship feature film productions. The…
In light of the smashing B.O. triumph of "Despicable Me" and its sequel, "Despicable Me 2," France's toon industry has never been so appealing to U.S. studios and TV networks.
Buoyed by the extraordinary success of "Le Roi et l'oiseau," Studiocanal will give a theatrical opening in France to its latest restored film classic, Jean Renoir's "La Bete Humaine" (The Human…
PARIS–France is openings its arms even wider to Hollywood and other foreign shoots. After keeping the French industry on edge for over six months, the European Commission has finally greenlit a major…
ANNECY — They came, they saw, they were conquered. Annecy audiences clapped, cheered, even roared as Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and Universal unveiled respectively "Monsters University," "How To…
ANNECY — Coming off a year marked by budget cuts, France Televisions, Europe’s number one animation backer, highlighted its commitment to commissioning and financing toons during its annual presser…
Animated features travel better than live-action pics
Alain Attal's Les Productions du Tresor ("Blood Ties") is teaming with Des Films en Aiguilles on "The Ghosts of Pere Lachaise," an ambitious -- for France -- $19 million 3D animated feature set the…
French film pioneer Georges Melies inspires current day vfx gurus and ground-breaking helmers.