France in focus

The show must go on: French animation industry thrives despite Covid-19

FRANCE IN FOCUS
FRANCE IN FOCUS © Minions
By: Nadia CHARBIT | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO
14 min

This week, we're putting the focus on France's booming animation sector. While Hollywood rules supreme in the world of moviemaking, it's France that has become the global benchmark for animated films. That's perhaps not surprising, given that its origins here date back to the late 19th century. And while the pandemic may sadly have shut down movie theatres, French animation continues to find its audience online, both domestically and abroad. We tell you how it's managed to stay in the frame.