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Pixar’s Coco Is a “Love Letter to Mexico” in the Age of Trump
Vanity Fair‘s Joanna Robinson dishes the latest updates on the Lee Unkrich Día de Muertos-inspired project, which features the studio’s most realistic human protagonist yet and just signed Gael Garcia Bernal to the cast.

Images from Titmouse Animation Studios Shorts, Screening Before Nerdland
ScreenAnarchy reveals exclusive stills from the six shorts screened ahead of the Fathom Events presentation of Chris Prynoski’s Nerdland.

Sing Director Garth Jennings on Working with “Wizards,” the Learning Curve of Feature Animation Debut
Deadline chats with the new resident of Toon Town and Illumination CEO Christopher Meledandri about the studio’s winter release during TIFF.

Oscar’s French Animation Connection Draws on Deep Talent Pool
Variety‘s Elsa Keslassy focuses in on the world’s second-biggest animation industry through the Best Animated Feature awards race lens.

ABC Commercial Sends Hoot Hoot Go! & More to Thailand
Aussie distributor inks package deal with Thai PBS, Thailand’s first digital HD broadcaster, for animated, live-action and hybrid series.

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