Irish animation features at this year’s  Cartoon Movie, a co-production forum for European animated feature films. Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble (Tidal films Ltd / Magma Productions),  Jansson on the Train (A Man & Ink Ltd) and Paperboy (Giant Creative Animation) are all taking part in Cartoon Movie 2013.

From 6 to 8 March, Lyon will become the European capital of animation film: more than 700 animated feature film producers, investors, distributors, sales agents and video game companies from all of Europe and beyond will attend the 15th Cartoon Movie to create partnerships and raise financing, thus allowing many productions to be completed. The annual pitching event will showcase in sneak preview 56 animated projects and films at various stages of development.

Building on the success of its first edition in 2012, the Cartoon Games will take place for a whole day this year, on Wednesday 6th March, just before Cartoon Movie. Organised in collaboration with the Imaginove cluster, these meetings aim to foster partnerships upstream between animation producers and video game companies.


The 15th edition of Cartoon Movie is organised with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), the Rhône-Alpes Region, Greater Lyon and in collaboration with the Cluster Imaginove (Lyon).

Since 1999, some 200 projects with a total budget of 1.4 billion EUR have obtained full financing thanks to this annual forum aimed at strengthening the production and distribution of animated feature films in Europe.

CARTOON – European Association of Animation Film is an international non-profit association based in Brussels that organises Cartoon Movie, together with Cartoon Forum, a co-production forum for animated TV series, Cartoon Master training seminars and Cartoon Connection, a programme intended to explore ways of reinforcing cooperation between EU and non EU animation professionals.

More information about Cartoon Movie 2013 and the selected projects at


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