France's domination of the European animation sector was recognised at the end of this year's Cartoon Movie market when two of its Cartoon Movie Tributes went to animation producers from France.

Didier Brunner, whose company Les Armateurs has produced such films as Kirikou Et La Sorciere, Belleville Rendez-vous and The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Bear, received a Tribute 'for producing the greatest number of auteur films over the last five years.'

A second Tribute went to Ellipse Animation's Robert Rea 'for his role as a major European producer' on such projects as Babar, Becassine and Corto Maltese - The Arcanes Secret Court.

Spain's Grupo Filmax was selected as the winner of the third Tribute 'for its strategy of production and distribution in Spain' with such animated features as Goomer, Pinocchio 3000, El Cid The Legend, and Nocturna.