Cartoon Movie 2011

Producers and directors from across Europe will present fifty-five films in different stages of development at Cartoon Movie 2011, the co-production forum for animated feature films that will be held from 2–4 March in Lyon (Rhône-Alpes), France.

At the event, Terry Gilliam will present science-fiction film, 1884: Yesterday’s Future and Patrice Leconte will unveil the first stereoscopic 3D images of The Suicide Shop.

Some of the completed films selected for the event have already enjoyed successful premieres such as Animals United which had 1.2 million admissions in Germany and Santa’s Apprentice, that saw 600 000 admissions in France.

This is the third time that the capital of Rhône-Alpes, a region with a budding audiovisual and film industry, is hosting Cartoon Movie. Since 1999, more than 156 projects with a total budget of €1.2 billion have obtained full financing because of this annual forum, which is aimed at strengthening the production and distribution of animated feature films in Europe.

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