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20 December 2022 à 11:50

International press roundup for French animation: Fall 2022

The international press has been following French animationed works and their creators closely in recent months. We present here a selection of interviews and reviews published in the past few months.



The international press has been reporting on French animated films released in theaters in recent months:

Where Is Anne Frank released in the United Kingdom in August. Sight & Sound wrote: "A warm, uncynical tribute to victims of persecution."

Yuku and the Flower of the Himalayas arrived in Belgium in October. The weekly Moustique encouraged young people "not to miss this animated marvel."

The same weekly also focused on Michel Ocelot's latest film The Black Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess, which had also released in Belgium: "Three tales of great beauty."

In Quebec, when profiling the same film during its release there in November, Le Journal de Montréal said: "three sumptuous tales to enjoy as a family."

In Spain, we could read in El País about Unicorn Wars: "The new gem of adult animation," which released in the country mid-October. 


Julien Regnard, the director of The Night Watch, outlined the genesis of his film in Animation-Week.

El Periódico de Catalunya interviewed Alberto Vázquez about Unicorn Wars, "the most singular film in Sitges."

Mor Israeli, the director of A Journey With My Dad, revealed the secret about her father in Animation-Week.

Michel Ocelot was interviewed by Le Journal de Montréal: "What I find amazing is that the children who first saw Kirikou have become adults and thank me by being moved and emotional, it is extraordinary."

João Gonzalez gave an interview to Animation Magazine about his latest short Ice Merchants.

Animation Magazine interviewed Yanis Belaid, co-director of The Seine's Tears, the winner of the bronze medal in the animation category of the Student Academy Awards.

CartoonBrew profiled the director of backflip, Nikita Diakur.

CartoonBrew also published a profile about My Sunny Maad's director Michaela Pavlátová.

Tom CJ Brown reflected on the production of Christopher at Sea in CartoonBrew

Benjamin Massoubre discussed Little Nicholas - Happy as Can Be in AnimationMagazine.


Cartoon Forum, in Toulouse, launched the fall season, with French animation in a prime position.

  • Variety wrote: "Fresh perspectives bring vigor to French animation."
  • Animation Magazine: "French co-pros proved a hit... with crowds packing the presentation rooms."
  • Animation-Week chose eight French projects among the favorites.

Concerning MIPCOM, the international press focused on French television content.

  • Millimages presented its program for MIPCOM in Animation Magazine.
  • The ChefClub production studio and Somewhere Animation announced in Animation Magazine the launch of Chefclub Adventures, an animated comedy series based on the notion of "eating well."
  • Welcome to Permacity and The Karate Sheep were also present in the same magazine.
  • c21media informed us that Da Vinci will broadcast the Fantastic Antics series, taking over dandelooo's world rights.

Contact : Ainhoa Jauregui

Latest update : 21 December 2022 à 11:50 CET

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