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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 [...]
The six-day Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has unveiled its programming for this year. The event, which takes place May 8-13, in conjunction with the FMX confab offers an exciting, diverse collection of shorts and features from all over the world. The feature film category includes: Eric Bergeron’s Un [...]
An appraising look at Jean-François Laguionie’s latest work of art, The Painting. From this side of the Atlantic, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that feature animated projects need not revolve around spunky princesses, spunky sass-talking animals or courageous yet irreverent super-heroes. Luckily, the creative capitals [...]
The 14th Edition of Cartoon Movie wrapped on Friday with special honors given to Spanish outfit Perro Verde as European Producer of the Year for the acclaimed feature Wrinkles. Manuel Cristobal’s studio, which is only five-years-old, beat Moonscoop and Blue Spirit Animation for the producing honor. Cristobal told Variety that he [...]
Distributor GKids has acquired the U.S. rights for the Blue Spirit Animation / Be-Films co-production Le Tableau (The Painting), the acclaimed CG film from director Jean-Francois Laguionie. Le Tableau had its international premiere at the New York Children’s Film Festival, which is produced by GKids, on Sunday. The film was [...]
In what signals the health of the animation industry in France, five animated projects (two shorts and three features) have been nominated for the Cesars, that country’s equivalent of the Oscars. The nominees are: Le Chat Du Rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat) Directors: Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux Le Cirque (The Circus) [...]
This holiday season, French animation fans had a chance to check out a more unusual home-grown animated movie as well as the global blockbusters such as Puss in Boots and The Adventures of Tintin. Directed by Jean-Francois Laguionie (Monkeys’ Castle, Island of Black Mor) and produced by Armelle Glorennec and [...]