France-based Alphanim Digital Corp. and Magelis - Pôle Image Angoulême have partnered to create verysmallcity.com. Magelis is an organization set up in Angoulême to help support and develop animation and technology in the city. The image center (Pôle Image) will hold shares in the new Net firm and help provide human and technical resources when Alphanim opens this new production division in Angoulême in July 2000. The new site will be targeted toward the 18 to 25 age group. Verysmallcity will feature short animation series and interactive fiction and games. Each Webisode will run about 1 to 3 minutes. Alphanim Digital has already produced two Net series for AOL France, ZAP and PLUG-IN.
Read why Alphanim's Chairman Christian Davin thinks Annecy's MIFA is becoming a key event for the European animation industry in Animation World Magazine.