Animation in Europe is growing rapidly, fuelled by new technologies and creative talents. The animation industry has a track record of success in finding innovative solutions and new business models.

The EU has supported the European animation sector since 1991 via the MEDIA programme, by financing some of the best works and by helping to strengthen the sector as a whole.

While there is no dedicated support scheme for animation in the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme, the sector has been supported over the past years through a wide range of schemes from co-production markets to support for TV, development, distribution and market access. This factsheet  presents a few examples of success stories.