Think Oscars but in the world of animation. And you will have some idea of what it means to be awarded The Cartoon d’Or, handed out this year in Hungary.
Estonian winner Kaspar Jancis has triumphed with “Crocodile”, the tale of a former opera singer who ends up performing in a crocodile costume for children in a shopping centre.
“The Cartoon d’Or, which comes with 10,000 euros in cash, is a launch pad into the international animation industry,” said euronews reporter Wolfgang Spindler, speaking from the awards ceremony at Sopron. “Most of those who have won this award in the past have got into the production of feature length or TV projects.”