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France’s Academy of Technical Arts and Sciences nominated five well-received animated titles for this year’s Cesars, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. Unlike the Academy Awards, the animation category covers both animated features and shorts: The five nominees for this year’s animated Cesars are: Edmond Was a Donkey. Directed by [...]
French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor GKIDS. A quick look at the French box office in 2012 proves that animated fare also proved popular [...]
If you’ve been trying to get an early glimpse of the three French animated features that have qualified for Oscar consideration this year, the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles has just the right ticket for you this week. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater in [...]
If you’ve been dying to check out some of the hard-to-see, indie international features vying for the Oscar race this year, you’d better find some time to go to Burbank this week. New York-based indie distributor GKIDS will bring nine of its acclaimed animated features to Los Angeles for special [...]
Several of this year’s Oscar contenders discuss their biggest challenges, triumphs, inspirations and the state of animation in a very good year. Peter Lord – Director, The Pirates! Band of Misfits On the aspect of the movie he’s proudest of: I’m pleased about the spirit of the film. The attitude [...]
On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail party, sponsored by Disney Studios, Animation Magazine president and event organizer Jean Thoren awarded Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO of [...]
Indie distributors GKIDS announced today that it will have four feature films competing for the 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and Annie Awards. The distributor is planning Oscar-qualifying runs in November for: – From Up on Poppy Hill (directed by Goro Miyazaki) (Japan) – Le Tableau (directed by Jean-François Laguionie) (France) [...]
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 Animation Film Festival and at the end of the debut, limited-release weekend for the Oscar-nominated feature A Cat in Paris. [...]
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) and 8 out-of-competition titles were selected out of a record number of 82 movies submitted for the fest. Features in [...]
Los Angeles audiences will have a chance to enjoy Zarafa, the beautiful new animated feature by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie (The Man in the Blue Gordini, Nocturna), when it screens as part of this week’s City of Lights, City of Angels French film festival on Sunday the 22nd at [...]