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Contemporary European Features

Here is a selection of recent and upcoming European animated features. It is easy to see that the subject matter and countries of origin are all very varied.

The Long Shadow, a film about Hans Christian Andersen. Zentropa Production.

The Long Shadow H.C. Andersen's life was not always a...

Here is a selection of recent and upcoming European animated features. It is easy to see that the subject matter and countries of origin are all very varied.

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The Long Shadow, a film about Hans Christian Andersen. © Zentropa Production.

The Long Shadow H.C. Andersen's life was not always a fairy tale! The Long Shadow is an intelligent film about a man's life for an adult audience. Producer: Zentropa Production. Director: Jannik Hastrup. Duration: 80-minutes. Status: Released January 16, 1998. Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl An internationally funded, French produced film, based on Anne Frank's world famous diary from the days of Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. However, the animation is realistic and somewhat stiff. Producer: Globe Trotter Network. Director: Julian Y Wolff. Duration: 90-minutes. Status: The film is ready for distribution. Dogs Days Here's a Swedish detective story from the world of dogs. Director Per Åhlin is a veteran of several feature animations like Dunderklumpen (Thundering Fatso, 1974), and the ambitious and personal Resan till Melonia (Journey to Melonia, 1989), which is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest. Producer: Memphis Film & TV. Duration: 73-minutes. Status: Set to premiere next year. Help I'm a Fish! This Danish film depicts children turned into fish! Producer: A.Film. Duration: 75-minutes. Status: Will premiere October 6, 2000.

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