From 2 to 4 March 2016, Cartoon Movie will be held at Lyon in France. More than 700 animated feature film producers, investors, distributors, sales agents are expected to be present from all of Europe. Cartoon Movie facilitates creation of partnerships and co-productions, allowing the funding of around 20 animated feature films per year in Europe.
To date, 54 projects from 19 European countries have been selected to be pitched at Cartoon Movie.
Number of projects by status
- Concept: 22 projects
- In development: 21 projects
- In production: 9 projects
- Completed: 2 projects
Increase in the number of projects targeting teenagers and adults
According to Cartoon Movie, the trend of adult-skewed films in European animation is growing. In 2016, it reached the highest level. Nearly 33% of the selected projects target an audience of teenagers and adults.
A part of selected projects tackle difficult themes and stories take place based on the historical facts. Another Day of Life is about child solider in Angola, Funan, The New People is on Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, and the story takes place in the Angola Civil War for Nayola. Heart of Darkness is a fictional story about finding a missing police officer in Rio de Janeiro.
And there are film projects based on literature and comic. For example, Mutafukaz produced by Ankama Animation is based on a comic Dofus – Book 1: Julith which will be released in February. Cinderella the Cat is based on the 1976 opera by La gatta Cenerentola by Roberto de Simone, an adaptation of the classical Cinderella story by Giambattista Basile.
Of course, there are many interesting projects of family comedies and adventure films for childrens.
We picked up projects for teenagers/adults and families/children which caught our attentions.
Another Day of Life
Funan, The New People
Heart of Darkness
- Director: Rogério Nunes
- Producer: Les Films d’Ici (France)
- 2D Comupter
- Directors: Guillaume Renard/Shojiro Nishimi
- Producer: Ankama Animation (France)
- 2D Comupter
A childhood of Martha Jane Canary
Moustique, Cigale et Cambriole
- Directors: Cédric Babouche
- Producers: Dandelooo (France)
- 2D Computer/3D Computer/Painting
The Monsters of Dunderly
- Director: Endre Skandfer
- Producers: Fabelfjord (Norway)
- 3D Computer/Stop-motion
Tistou of the Green Thumbs
To learn more about all projects, you can find them on the Cartoon Movie website (http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-movie-event/cartoon-movie-2016/discover-the-projects-1.htm)
<Last updated: 7th March 2016>