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Animation Day in Cannes: ‘Buñuel,’ ‘Junod’ & ‘Release from Heaven’ Slated

The lineup for Animation Day in Cannes is starting to jell, with the big day of “Discoveries” set for May 23 during the prestigious film festival and market. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Wraps a Successful Bordeaux Debut

Premiere European pitching event for animated features Cartoon Movie took place last week in its new host burg of Bordeaux, France, welcoming 850 participants (up 14% from last year) ... Continue Reading →
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Backup Films Joins Ari Folman’s ‘Anne Frank’ Film

Paris-based financier/co-production company Backup Films has taken on historical-fiction animated feature Where Is Anne Frank from award-winning director of The Congress and Waltz with ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum Wraps Up 25th Edition

Cartoon Forum celebrated a successful 25th edition of the important European toon event, which presented 84 new projects to the local industry and enjoyed a record participation of ... Continue Reading →
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French Studio Preps Hybrid Films ‘Last Hijack,’ ‘Mister Wu’

The French studio behind the hit Waltz With Bashir has given the go-head for two live action/animation hybrid features, The Last Hijack and Mister Wu, reports Variety. Les Films d’Ici ... Continue Reading →