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Industry Report: Animation

Articles, interviews and special reports about the European animated film market, a thriving audiovisual sector that regularly produces masterpieces

Industry Report: Animation
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A digital panel explores the benefits of inclusive storytelling in animation at Cannes

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

A digital panel explores the benefits of inclusive storytelling in animation at Cannes

CANNES 2021: The panel, featuring representatives of Disney and the International Sámi Film Institute, showcased the companies’ successful collaboration on Frozen 2  

12 July 2021

The Cartoon Digital experts draw their conclusions and assess the future of European animation

Cartoon Digital 2021

The Cartoon Digital experts draw their conclusions and assess the future of European animation

Three speedy round-tables, moderated by Kickback Media founder John Lomas-Bullivant, brought this year's edition of Cartoon Digital to a close  

01 June 2021

Are digital platforms driving the future of children’s content?

Cartoon Digital 2021

Are digital platforms driving the future of children’s content?

A panel hosted by this year’s edition of Cartoon Digital explored the latest consumption trends  

01 June 2021

A smoother, slicker and more exciting creative future awaits CG animators

Cartoon Digital 2021

A smoother, slicker and more exciting creative future awaits CG animators

At Cartoon Digital, experts discussed the most recent developments in digital production and how these are being accelerated by game engines and VR  

31 May 2021

Cartoon Digital asks: “What are the new distribution and co-production opportunities for animation producers?”

Cartoon Digital 2021

Cartoon Digital asks: “What are the new distribution and co-production opportunities for animation producers?”

Gaumont's Karen Vermeulen and Sola Media's Solveig Langeland shared their takes on the topic during a panel hosted by the online event  

31 May 2021

Building a strong digital presence is essential, say experts at Cartoon Digital

Cartoon Digital 2021

Building a strong digital presence is essential, say experts at Cartoon Digital

The panel saw the participation of Entertainment One president Olivier Dumont and Rainbow’s SVP Contents and Acquisitions, Cristiana Buazzelli  

28 May 2021

At Cartoon Digital, animation decision-makers discuss how to nurture fresh, diverse talents

Cartoon Digital 2021

At Cartoon Digital, animation decision-makers discuss how to nurture fresh, diverse talents

The talk, entitled “Roadmaps for New Digital Talents”, saw the participation of Marco Berardi from Italy's Boing and Miles Bullough from the UK's Wildseed Studios  

28 May 2021

Maite Woköck • Producer, Telescope Animation

“Animation for children is the most successful segment of German film abroad”

Maite Woköck • Producer, Telescope Animation

The German Producer on the Move talks about the status of animated films in the German market  

17 May 2021

Screen Ireland’s Talent Development Academy for Animation to be led by Animation Ireland

Industry / Market - Ireland

Screen Ireland’s Talent Development Academy for Animation to be led by Animation Ireland

The national audiovisual agency’s new initiative will commit to nurturing diverse and regional talent, and creating opportunities on the national level  

13 April 2021

Martin Kotík • President, Association of Czech Animation Film

“We have a number of new animation productions and studios which arose out of nothing but their own desire for existence and creativity”

Martin Kotík • President, Association of Czech Animation Film

The current president of the Association of Czech Animation Film breaks down the state of the Czech animation industry today  

13 April 2021

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

“Zoom calls fail to excite the market”

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

The hardships suffered by the Italian audiovisual industry as a result of the pandemic have also hit the animation sector, according to the president of Cartoon Italia  

02 April 2021

Cartoon Movie indicates the great tendencies of European animated cinema in 2021

Cartoon Movie 2021

Cartoon Movie indicates the great tendencies of European animated cinema in 2021

Projects aimed at adults, themes touching on the environment, documentary style, and a stream of novel and comic book adaptations: here are the main teachings to be taken from the 23rd Cartoon Movie  

22 March 2021

Sébastien Onomo  • Producer, Special Touch Studios

"Platforms approach the question of who their target audience is differently"

Sébastien Onomo • Producer, Special Touch Studios

The head of Special Touch Studios tells us about his three projects presented at Cartoon Movie — from Denis Do, Nadia Nakhlé and Anca Damian — and the sector’s current situation  

10 March 2021

Mickaël Marin  • Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and MIFA

"Arguably, the unifying role played by Annecy has never been so strong”

Mickaël Marin • Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and MIFA

Mickaël Marin, the director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its market, MIFA, sheds light on the challenges involved in the online organisation of the event (15-30 June)  

11 June 2020

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

"We reorganised ourselves but COVID-19 has overcome our plans”

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

We asked Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke, president of Cartoon Italia, about how the Italian animation industry has reacted to the current health crisis  

09 April 2020

Europa Distribution discussed the current situation of animation at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie 2020

Europa Distribution discussed the current situation of animation at Cartoon Movie

The network's members put the spotlight on recent films distributed all across Europe, such as Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles, Pachamama and Manou the Swift  

19 March 2020

Véronique Encrenaz  • Head of MIFA

“There is a big audience for children animation films but concerning adult animation films, it is more difficult because audiences are not used to it yet”

Véronique Encrenaz • Head of MIFA

Véronique Encrenaz explains MIFA’s different markets and the important role that students play during the festival  

22 February 2020

EAVE IMPACT explores the challenges of producing animated films for adults

EAVE

EAVE IMPACT explores the challenges of producing animated films for adults

The second episode of the second season of EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE features a discussion between animation director Aisha Al-Jaidah and Charades co-founder Yohann Comte  

13 December 2019

Discussing the distribution of animation films at Cartoon Movies

Industry - France

Discussing the distribution of animation films at Cartoon Movies

Europa Distribution's workshop at Bordeaux's industry event focused on the cases of Ballerina, Richard the Stork, Zombillenium and My Life as a Courgette  

30 March 2018

The challenges of releasing indie animation at Annecy

Distribution - Europe

The challenges of releasing indie animation at Annecy

Europa Distribution held a panel at Annecy's MIFA to talk about the industry situation  

10 July 2017

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