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‘Tram’ and ‘Crulic’ Win Annecy’s Top Prizes

The winners of the 36th edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival were announced this weekend (June 9). French short Tram by Michaela Pavlátová took home the Annecy ... Continue Reading →
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Acker Dives into New Animated Feature ‘Deep’

Brown Bag Films’ co-founder Darragh O’Connell announced the launch of a new animated feature called Deep, about a post-apocalyptic undersea adventure, at the Annecy Festival on ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to the ‘Madagascar 3' Vs. ‘Prometheus’ Weekend

DreamWorks Animation will find out whether audiences are hungry for more madcap adventures featuring the Bronx Zoo buddies of Madagascar 3 this weekend. The third outing of the franchise, ... Continue Reading →
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Prima Linea Embarks on Animated ‘Loulou’ Movie

French studio Prima Linea will produce a new 2D animated feature titled Loulou’s Secret, to be directed by first-time helmer Eric Omond. The pic is based on characters created by ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Picks Up ‘Rabbi’s Cat,’ ‘Zarafa’ for U.S.

Indie U.S. distributor GKids has picked up rights to the French animated features The Rabbi’s Cat and Zarafa, according to Variety. The announcements come on the eve of the Annecy ... Continue Reading →
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Short on Minutes, Long on Talent

The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured ... Continue Reading →
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Chomet Working on New ‘Triplets of Belleville’ Prequel

Didier Brunner, the prolific French animation producer behind films such as Kirikou and the Savage Beast, The Secret of Kells and this year’s much-anticipated Ernest and Celestine ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Unveils Full List of Professional Conferences

Christian Jacquemart and René Broca, who have organized the wonderful professional conferences at the Annecy Animation Festival in the past few years, unveiled the full list of this ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Selects 18 Animated Features

The Annecy Animation Festival has announced a rich program of new animated features from all around the world screening during its 2012 event (June 4-9). Ten features films (in competition) ... Continue Reading →
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Fei Productions Launches Animated ‘Yaya’ Feature

French studio Fei Productions is working on a new animated feature based on Patrick Marty’s four-volume graphic novel La Balade de Yaya (The Ballad of Yaya), which has sold 40,000 ... Continue Reading →