Judging by the numbers, the 'Despicable Me' creatures' appeal is undeniable, and yet, Illumination honcho Chris Meledandri is also eager to introduce the studio's next batch of unique characters.
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…
A broad-minded but pretty vanilla third film in the French toon series from Gallic helmer Michel Ocelot
Acquisition by Universal blends American and French cultures
These thesps, producers, directors, artists and location experts serve as important liaisons between the biz in France and the U.S.
The box office success of stereoscopic 3D has had the unexpected side effect of causing a boom in animation in Gaul.
Thanks to a 20% tax rebate plan approved by the French parliament in December, foreign CG and toon producers doing business with Gallic houses will be able to seek tax breaks worth up to €4 million.
Visually rich and narratively emaciated, "Dragon Hunters" is a reasonably enjoyable yet ultimately insubstantial installment in the ever-expanding canon of French CG toons.
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