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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pinocchio’ to Open Venice Days

The independently run branch of the Venice Film Festival known as Venice Days will open on August 30 with the long-awaited 2D animated feature, Pinocchio, directed by Italy’s Enzo ... Continue Reading →
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TV Broadcast of ‘Persepolis’ Divides Tunisians

Marjane Satrapi’s Oscar-nominated 2007 animated feature Persepolis has been the center of a political storm in Tunisia this past week. After Muslim fundamentalists attacked the TV ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pet Pals’ Movie Wins Special Prize at Venice Festival

It makes sense that an animated movie set in Venice would get a special prize at the Venice Film Festival, right? As it turns out, Gruppo Alcuni’s Pet Pals: Marco Polo’s Code was ... Continue Reading →
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Satrapi Delivers Tasty ‘Chicken With Plums’ in Venice

Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s  Chicken with Plums, the live-action follow-up to their Oscar-nominated animated feature Persepolis (2007) made a big splash at the Venice ... Continue Reading →