Cartoon Movie 2023 was held from 7th to 9th March at the Bordeaux Congress Centre in France and 58 animated feature projects were pitched to over 876 professionals from 40 countries, including 282 buyers.

The top 10 projects most attractive to investors

The 58 pitched projects showed great diversity in genres and graphical styles, portraying the richness of the European animated film industry. Below are the top 10 projects that attracted the largest number of investors, according to Cartoon:

1. Back to Tomioka
Foliascope (France)

2. Julián
Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Sun Creature (Denmark), Folivari (France), Aircraft Pictures (Canada), and Wychwood Media (United Kingdom)

3. Ninn
TeamTO (France)

3. Yap Yap – The Secret Forest
Parka Pictures (Denmark) and (Sweden)

5. Merry Christmas Monsieur Hulot
Milford (France)

5. Moses the Pirate
Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) and Ulysses Filmproduktion (Ger­many)

7. The Hermit and the Bear
Tant Mieux Prod (France) and Sun Creature France (France)

8. Fox and Hare Save the Forest
Submarine (Netherlands), Doghouse Films (Luxembourg), and Walking The Dog (Belgium)

9. I’m Still Alive
MAD Entertainment (Italy), Lucky Red (Italy), SIPUR (Israel), and Gapbusters (Belgium)

10. The Horn Quartet Goes to Bollywood
Vivement Lundi ! (France) and
La Boîte,…Productions (Belgium)

Cartoon Movie 2023 Statistics

1. Projects

There were 58 animated feature film projects from 16 European countries pitched at Cartoon Movie 2023.

2. Number of Projects by Country (Main Producers)

France25Czech Republic1Poland1

3. Number of projects by target audience

Target AudienceProjects
Young Adults / Adults13

Cartoon Movie Tributes 2023

The Cartoon Movie Tributes 2023, the prestigious prizes for outstanding contribution to the development of European animation over the past year, were decided by the votes of participants.

The Winners are:

Director of the year: Mascha Halberstad (Netherlands) for OINK
Producer of the year: Les Films du Tambour de Soie, Vivement Lundi !, and Foliascope (France), Graffiti Film (Italy), Nadasdy Film (Switzerland), Ocidental Filmes (Portugal), and  Lux Fugit Film (Belgium) for No Dogs or Italians Allowed
Distributor of the year: KMBO (France)

Trailers for Pitched Projects

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