Peter Lord, TF1 International and Les Armateurs winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes
Aardman Animation’s founding partner Peter Lord (UK) won the European Director of the year award at Cartoon Movie 2013 for his stop-motion adventure comedy “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” in stereoscopic 3D. The film was also nominated for the Oscar awards.
Cartoon Movie participants elected TF1 International (France) as European Distributor of the year. The company co-produced its first animation feature film in 2011, “The Rabbi’s Cat”, followed by “Santa’s Magic Crystal" and “Aya of Yop City”.
Finally, Didier Brunner’s Les Armateurs (France) is the European Producer of the Year, having released two major films the same year: “Kirikou and the Men and the Women” by Michel Ocelot, and “Ernest & Celestine”, which recently received the César award for Best Animated Feature.
Ms Farida Boudaoud from the Rhône-Alpes Region gave a trophy to the Rhône-Alpes’ Personality of the Year to highlight the local animation talent. The winner is Benjamin Renner, former student of La Poudrière, who co-directed the beautiful “Ernest & Célestine”.