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Annecy Announces Animated Feature Lineup

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Annecy Announces Animated Feature Lineup

Nine animated features from around the world will be competing for the prestigious Cristal Award at the Annecy Animation Festival this June.

The features, as reported by Variety today are (in alphabetical order):

  • 2096: A Story of Love and Fury
    Directed by: Luiz Bolognese (Buriti Films, Gullane, Brazil)

  • The Apostle
    Directed by: Fernando Cortizo (Artefactor Productions, Spain)

  • Arjun: The Warrior Prince
    Directed by: Arnab Chaudhuri (UTV, Disney, India)

  • Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle of Doldrey
    Directed by: Toshiyuki Kubooka, Michael Sinterniklaas(Lucent Pictures, Studio 4°C, Warner Bros., Japan)

  • Jasmine
    Directed by: Alain Ughetto (Les Films du Tambour de Soie, France)

  • Khumba
    Directed by: Anthony Silverston (Triggerfish, South Africa)

  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
    Directed by: Dan St. Pierre and Will Finn (Summertime Ent., U.S.)

  • My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill
    Directed by: Marc Boréal & Thibaut Chatel (Label Anim, Melusine, France, Luxembourg)

  • Pinocchio
    Directed by: Enzo D’Alo (Cometa Films, Iris Productions, 2d3D, Walking the Dog; Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium)

As previously announced, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University is the festival’s opening movie. Other U.S. titles screening out of competition include Chris Sullivan’s Consuming Spirits, Kevin Schreck’s Persistence of Vision and Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s a Beautiful Day. Cartoon Network’s Brian Miller, director Robert Morgan and producer Didier Brunner of Les Armateurs are this year’s feature film jurors.

Here is the complete list of animated features that are screening outside the competition:

  • After School Midnighters
    Directed by: Hitoshi TAKEKIYO (Japan)

  • Aya de Yopougon
    Directed by: Marguerite ABOUET, Clément OUBRERIE (France)

  • Blood-C: The Last Dark
    Directed by: Naoyoshi SHIOTANI (Japan)

  • Buratino’s Return
    Directed by: Ekaterina Mikhailova (Russia)

  • Consuming Spirits
    Directed by: Christopher Sullivan (U.S.)

  • El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza
    Directed by: Alejandro Lozano LOZANO (Mexico)

  • Gusuko-Budori no Denki
    Directed by: Gisaburo SUGII (Japan)

  • It’s Such a Beautiful Day
    Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt (U.S.)

  • One Piece Film Z
    Directed by: Tatsuya Nagamine (Japan)

  • Persistence of Vision
    Directed by: Kevin Sschreck (U.S.)

  • Sakasama no Patema
    Directed by: Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Japan)

  • The Legend of Sarila
    Directed by: Nancy Savard (Canada)

  • The Snow Queen
    Directed by: Maxim Sveshnikov, Vladlen Barbe (Russia)

  • Tito on Ice
    Directed by: Max Andersson, Helena Ahonen (Sweden)

Among the other special screenings are Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and Olivier Jean-Marie’s Oggy and the Cockroaches. The 37th edition of the festival runs June 10-15 in under the artistic director of newcomer Marcel Jean. Poland is the featured country, and an homage to Polish animator Jerzy Kucia is also part of this year’s eclectic program. For more info, visit

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