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Daily News Bytes: MIPCOM Keynotes, ‘Catsaway’ Seeks Funding, Twin Pines ‘La Zona’ Breakdown & More

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Daily News Bytes: MIPCOM Keynotes, ‘Catsaway’ Seeks Funding, Twin Pines ‘La Zona’ Breakdown & More

The Best Animated Movies of 2018 (So Far)
Esquire weighs in with its top 5 picks — although we’re pretty sure there have been a few more releases than that since January 1. WDYT of their ranking?

MIPCOM 2018 First Keynotes Announced
The mega TV and online content confab has confirmed its first two keynote speakers. Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Studios will set out the ambitions of the company, discussing its approach to strategic partnerships as well as exclusively showcasing some of its latest premium titles. And Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks will give his take on today’s transitioning media landscape and what the future holds. MIPCOM ‘18 will take place Oct. 15-18 in Cannes.

SIFF: Japanese Animator Sunao Katabuchi on Co-Production in Animation
The director of In This Corner of the World, a juror at the recent Shanghai Int’l Film & TV Festival, offers some wisdom. Such as, “a good animator always offers audiences what they didn’t see before, or something that exceeds their expectations.”

Emirati Debut Animation Feature Seeking Funds for Production
Director Fadel Saeed AlMuhairi is seeking partners for Catsaway, that first feature animation produced in the UAE (by Tent Pictures Prod. in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with Juice Studios in Poland). The streetcat survival tale has support from local outfit twofour54 and two distributors set for MENA territories.

Cosmos Maya Working on 90 Minute Animated Feature Film
The studio behind Indian hit Motu Patlu, Inspector Chingum and the upcoming Leo Da Vinci movie spinoff series is working on a $10 million USD budgeted feature project with an official announcement due in October, managing director Ketan Mehta tells Moneycontrol.com.

WATCH: Twin Pines VFX Breakdown ‘La Zona’
The Spanish VFX shop has been working on a new Movistar+ VOD series about a series of strange cannibalistic murders inside a post-nuclear-incident exclusion zone. Check out the breakdown below to see how the artists transformed Asturias in northern Spain into a dystopian oasis for this 8 x 50’ drama. Learn more about their work at twinpines.es

La Zona | The Zone from Twin Pines VFX on Vimeo.

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