Riga animation studios
The "Riga Film Production" animation studio produces cartoons in collaboration with France and Belgium. He's the one that produced most of Michel Ocelot's film "Kirikou and the Sorceress" as well as Sylvain Chomet's "The Triplets of Belleville".
The rich tradition of Latvian animation, has for a long time been represented by the director and scriptwriter Arnolds Burovs (1915-2006), who animated image by image, since 1966, puppets and figurines (Cosette, 1977, The Little Brother, 1987). His heirs of studio AB, like Nils Skapans or Janis Cimermanis, the director of Rescue Team (1992) and the Three Musketeers (2005), picked up the torch with the same demands for quality.
On the cartoon side, it's the Rija studios that dominate, giving us film-makers like Vladimir Lesciov (Insomnia, 2004) and introducing, thanks to the producer Vilnis Kalnaellis, a policy of collaboration with French teams. This was translated into the exceptional critical and public success of films like Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998) and Les Triplettes de Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003). The use of Latvian artists was more a financial than artistic logic, since the use of Eastern European or Asian artists allowed the reduction of production costs.