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French TV Animation Production Drops 16% and Theatrical Admissions of Toons Fall 18.6% in 2012

11 June 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy, France — French TV animation production dropped 16.3% to 181.8 million Euros ($246.7 million) while theatrical admissions of animated features fell 18.6% to 26.4 million tickets sold in 2012.

Figures were unveiled on Wednesday in Annecy, during a conference presented by the National Film Board (Cnc) head of statistics Benoit Danard, Cnc prexy Frederique Bredin, Unifrance co-managing director Isabelle Giordano, Unifrance president Jean-Paul Salome and TV France Intl. managing director Mathieu Bejot.

The B.O. for animated features was also down 20% to 170 million Euros. On par with 2011, French toons sold 4.6 million tickets sold, repping 17.3% of all admissions.

“More than half of admissions for French animated films are sold in international markets,” said Danard, noting, however, the weak performance of Gallic titles in the U.S.

Addressing the issue, Giordano said Unifrance was working on several initiatives to boost the appeal of homegrown fare in the States and attract younger auds. The org is notably collaborating with »

- Elsa Keslassy

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