Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot Gets Animafest Lifetime Award

The council of the 25th Animafest Zagreb will honor French animation master Michel Ocelot with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s official opening ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS and Cinedigm Launch New Animation Label

Indie New York-based distributor GKIDS and Cinedigm have launched a new multi-platform animation label. GKIDS will continue to distribute the films theatrically while Cinedigm will ... Continue Reading →

Top Animated Pics to Screen at L.A. Children’s Fest.

GKIDS’ New York Intl. Children’s Film Festival will pay a visit to the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, April 26-May 5. Sponsored by Family Drysdale, the ... Continue Reading →

Studiocanal Packs for ‘French Riviera’

French company Studiocanal has joined forces with Les Armateurs to produce the upcoming animated feature French Riviera, reports Variety. Based on a story by graphic artist Richard ... Continue Reading →

Five Projects Nominated For French Cesars

France’s Academy of Technical Arts and Sciences nominated five well-received animated titles for this year’s Cesars, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. Unlike the Academy ... Continue Reading →

Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →

Ocelot’s ‘Tales of the Night’ Arrives on DVD in Jan.

French helmer Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed animated feature Tales of the Night will be released on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD on January 9, via Cinedigm Ent. Group. The well-received feature, ... Continue Reading →

Stuttgart Animation Fest Announces 2012 Program

The six-day Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has unveiled its programming for this year. The event, which takes place May 8-13, in conjunction with the FMX confab offers an exciting, ... Continue Reading →

‘Monster in Paris’ to Open N.Y. Family Film Fest

If you’ve been dying to see some fantastic animated features and shorts from all over the world, you’ll just need to book that flight to the Big Apple this spring. The New York ... Continue Reading →

‘Nos Amis’ Across the Sea

How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses. As a country renowned for its artistic temperament, fans of ... Continue Reading →