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Annecy Announces 2013 Edition Award Winners

The 2013 edition of the prestigious and very well-attended Annecy Festival and market drew to a close on Saturday with the annual Cristal Award ceremony. The jurors selected director ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed ‘Persistence of Vision’ Screens in L.A.

Persistence of Vision, Kevin Schreck’s acclaimed documentary about Richard Williams’ unfinished animated feature The Thief and the Cobbler will screen at L.A.’s Cinefamily Silent ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Earns Thumbs Up at Annecy

Early word has been very positive for Universal and Illumination’s animated sequel Despicable Me 2, which earned a standing ovation at the Annecy International Film Festival. Directors ... Continue Reading →
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Gigglebug Launches New Animated TV Series

Finland’s Anima Boutique/Gigglebug Entertainment is reporting great success with its new iPad app, Gigglebug. The app, which invites kids to make grumpy animals by tickling them with ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka Plans Localized Re-Versions of ‘Astro Boy’

Astro Boy is in talks to go local. Tezuka, the anime studio that owns the famous manga and anime character, has entered talks to create localized versions of the character in markets ... Continue Reading →
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Mediatoon Picks Up ‘The Crumpets’ at Annecy

Mediatoon has signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the new animated children’s series The Crumpets, with French production company 4.21 productions. Comprised of 52 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Global Shorts Program Draws Hundreds of Entries

Nickelodeon has launched a global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, receiving more than 100 submissions from artists, ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the New Annecy Director!

This is Canadian producer, director and author Marcel Jean‘s first year as the artistic director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. We recently chatted with ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →