Film Lineup Announced for Cartoon Movie Event in Lyon

The 2010 edition of Cartoon Movie has released the list of movies that will be screened at the event in Lyon, France, March 3-5. Dominique Monfery’s Eleanor’s Secret (Gaumont-Alphanim, La Fabrique, Lanterna Magica), Tarik Saleh’s Metropia (Atmo Metro), Sergio Manfio’s Pet Pals: Marco Polo’s Code (Gruppo Alcuni, Edebe Audiovisual), Josko Marusic’s The Rainbow (Riblje Oko, FishEye) and Rinatro’s Yona Yona Penguin (Madhouse, Denis Friedman Productions) are the five completed movies screening at this year’s top-marquee edition.

According to organizers 450 participants, including 130 buyers and 75 distributors (Dreamworks, Gaumont, MK@, La Pacte, Fox Searchlight, Gebeka and Celluloid Dreams to name a few) have registered for this year’s co-production forum. The deadline for registration for the 12th Edition is January 22.

Eleanor’s Secret

In addition to the five completed projects, Cartoon Movie will showcase 45 projects in various stages of development and production. Attendees can look forward to new projects from acclaimed international helmers such as Patrice Leconte (Les Bronzes), Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), Kari Juusonen (Niko), Raoul Servais (Papillon de Nuit) and Benedicte Galup (Kirikou and the Wild Beasts).

Guests are also invited to tour the new animation center La Cartoucherie near Valence, home of Folimage, La Poudriere school, Les Films du Nord, Toondra, Les Tanukis and TeamTO.

For more info about Cartoon Movie, visit www.cartoon-media.eu/MOVIE/index.php