French animated cinema: a gold standard for the industry

The 2016 results for the animated film industry paint a picture of a particularly thriving sector. See the key features in images!

French animated cinema: key figures at a glance
Success on the international scene
  • 25% foreign financing
  • Over 2/3 of admissions abroad for feature-length animated films
  • 3 French schools are in the World Top Ten with Les Gobelins in 2nd place.
Acknowledged strengths
  • French students: a rich source of recruitment for foreign studios
  • Cutting-edge innovation
    • SolidTrack, a solution for previsualising special effects, used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    • Golaem, crowd simulation software used in the series Game of Thrones
In 2016, the sector received
  • €256m in financing (traditional channels, producers and CNC*)
  • €332m in additional activities (attributable to the revaluation of tax credits)
81% of production outlays have also been relocated!
  • + 10 studios founded in France 
  • 7 animated films produced in 2016 compared with 3 in 2015
Source: *Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (French National Centre for Cinema/CNC) - 2017

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