One of the nice things about France is that the people coming from these schools will move freely between animation, comics and games. This is why the graphics in French games are often so nice. It's too bad that there is a sentiment that the 'French touch' does not sell well abroad, and should be downplayed. And of course a significant percentage of French development is part of internationally-oriented companies such as Ubisoft, Atari and Vivendi.
(Via James and the Blue Cat.)