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Ari Folman’s ‘The Congress’ to Premiere in Cannes

Annie-nominated director Ari Folman’s new pic The Congress will open the 45th Director’s Fortnight sidebar during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The sci-fi movie mixes live-action ... Continue Reading →
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RGH Sends ‘Santa Claus’ to Cannes

RGH Entertainment, a division of Rubicon Group Holding, has begun production on Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, an animated feature film to be released in CG 3-D Stereoscopic. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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ARRI, Trixster Form Toon Alliance

Post-production house and global sales company ARRI has joined forces with vfx and animation studio Trixter to produce new animated feature projects. The companies, both based in Munich, ... Continue Reading →
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A Czech Toy Story

An inventive, English-language version of Jiří Barta’s acclaimed stop-motion feature Toys in the Attic arrives in the U.S. this month. It looks like Cowboy Woody and Buzz Lightyear ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Picks Up French Pic ‘Ernest & Celestine’

Indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it will distribute the acclaimed animated feature Ernest & Celestine in the U.S. this fall. Based on the popular children’s book ... Continue Reading →
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Euro Dash

DreamWorks’ delightful zoo buddies find some new European pals in the third chapter of the Madagascar trilogy. After the huge box office success of their first two movies, everybody ... Continue Reading →
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Art of the Matter

An artistic mouse and a musically talented bear form a special bond in the charming new French animated feature Ernest and Celestine. Mentioning Didier Brunner’s name in international ... Continue Reading →
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Russian Animation on Ice

How Moscow studio Wizart Animation is updating the nation’s CG industry with its first feature effort, The Snow Queen. The worlds of fairy tales and animation are inextricably linked—from ... Continue Reading →
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Malaysia Ups Incentives, Launches New Industry Event

The Malaysian government announced a new set of initiatives and production support in to develop its creative industry at the Cannes Film Festival and Market his week. The National ... 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 →