Cartoon One tapped for Bay honor


ROME -- Italian animation studio Cartoon One will be presented with the Pulcinella award for the top Italian studio at the upcoming Cartoons on the Bay festival, organizers said Wednesday.

The Rome-based studio will join South Korea's Akom Prods. among studio honorees. The festival previously announced that Akom would take home the prize for non-Italian studios.

The two Pulcinella career achievement nods will go to Canadian animator Gerald Potterton and Japanese artist and designer Fusako Yusaki.

The 12th edition of the festival is to take place April 10-13 in Salerno.