Among the diverse range of animated projects on display at Lyon's 15th Cartoon Movie will be fresh answers to Europe's perennial challenge: How to face off against Hollywood?
Building on their strong partnership, Studiocanal has boarded Les Armateurs' "French Riviera," one of Europe's most ambitious feature toon projects.
Gallic product at this year's Rendez-Vous de Biarritz market, running Sept. 9-13, boasts a strong crop of crime thrillers and kids' toons, plus sci-fi and historical drama
GKids has acquired U.S. distribution rights from Studiocanal for the animated feature "Ernest and Celestine" and plans to dub the film into English for release in fall 2013.
A charming animated feature inspired by Belgium writer-illustrator Gabrielle Vincent's wholesome children's books of the same name.
France, Belgium and Luxembourg are rapidly emerging as Europe's golden triangle for artier animated pic production, and attracting projects from elsewhere as well.
France's Michel Ocelot is prepping 3D toon feature "Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes" (Kirikou and Men and Women).