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CARTOON MOVIE 2019

66 projects will be showcased at Cartoon Movie

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- The European animation co-production forum is due to bring together 900 professionals, including 265 buyers, from March 5 to 7 in Bordeaux

66 projects will be showcased at Cartoon Movie
Savages! by Claude Barras

An unmissable event for European animated cinema, the Cartoon Movie co-production forum will set new records at its 21st edition (5 to 7 March 2019 in Bordeaux) with 66 projects in selection (28 in the concept stage, 24 in development, seven in production and seven in sneak preview) from 25 countries, with 900 professionals due to attend (including 265 buyers).

As is often the case, the French animation industry dominates the line-up with 22 projects, followed by Germany with eight, the Netherlands with six (the country is also being honoured at this year’s edition of Cartoon Movie), Spain and Ireland with four each, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom with three each and Denmark, Romania and Latvia with two each. As for the topics, family comedies remain largely in the majority (67%), while a target audience of young adults/adults represents 20% of the overall target audience.

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The projects in the concept phase that stand out in particular are Savages! by Claude Barras (My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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), The Island by the Romanian director Anca Damian (Le Voyage de Monsieur Crulic), Tales of the Hedgehog by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (A Cat in Paris [+see also:
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, Phantom Boy [+see also:
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), Prendiluna by the Italian director Christian de Vita (Yellowbird... Ready for take off [+see also:
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), and Saba by Alexis Ducord (Zombillenium [+see also:
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) and Benjamin Massoubre.

Currently in development is Chicken for Linda by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (The Girl Without Hands [+see also:
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), Trois enfances (Tre infanzie) by the Italian director Simone Massi, The Walking Liberty by his compatriot Alessandro Rak (The Art of Happiness [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Rak
film profile
]
, Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Rak
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]
), Mars Express by Jérémie Périn, Blind Window Sleeping Woman by Pierre Földes, the German production Stitch Head by Toby Genkel and Reza Memari (who also directed Richard the Stork [+see also:
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]
), Steve & Jacob by the Spanish director Esteban Martin and Nacho La Casa, and No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto (Jasmine [+see also:
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]
).

Among the projects in production is Where Is Anne Frank (read the news) by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
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]
, The Congress [+see also:
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), as well as La Traversée by Florence Miailhe, Musketeers of the Tsar by Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi and Fritzi - A Revolutionary Tale by the German directors Matthias Bruhn and Ralf Kukula.

Finally, a sneak preview of Terra Willy – Planète inconnue by Éric Tosti will be presented (excellent sales at Berlin for Bac Films, which will be distributing the film in French cinemas on 3 April), as well as Marona's Fantastic Tale [+see also:
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by the Romanian director Anca Damian (who thus has two films in showcase at Cartoon Movie), the 3D film Checkered Ninja [+see also:
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by the Danish duo Anders Matthesen and Thorbjørn Christoffersen (which did brilliantly at the Danish box office in 2018), I Lost My Body [+see also:
film review
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interview: Jérémy Clapin
film profile
]
 by Jérémy Clapin, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles [+see also:
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interview: GoCritic! Interview: José L…
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]
by the Spanish director Salvador Simó (due to be released in Spain on 26 April and in France on 19 June), Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs by the Latvian Edmund Jansons, and the German-Luxembourgish production Bayala – A Magical Adventure by Aina Järvine and Federico Milella.

(Translated from French)

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