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2d3d Animations, Wizzfilms Partner on Zelphire Feature

Under the framework of Cartoon Connection, in conjunction with the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), Florent Mounier, Co-founder of 2d3D Animations (Angoulême/France) and Danny Bergeron, President of Wizzfilms Inc. (Montreal) are pleased to announce their partnership for the co-production of « The Rise of Zelphire, » an animated feature adapted from the 2009 Karim Friha comic book series published by Édition Gallimard.

Press Release from TAC

Ottawa, Ontario (Oct. 20, 2010)--Under the framework of Cartoon Connection, in conjunction with the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), Florent Mounier, Co-founder of 2d3D Animations (Angoulême/France) and Danny Bergeron, President of Wizzfilms Inc. (Montreal) are pleased to announce their partnership for the co-production of  « The Rise of Zelphire, » an animated feature adapted from the 2009 Karim Friha comic book series published by Édition Gallimard. The production will be shared between the two studios, situated respectively in Angoulême and Montréal. The collaborators have announced that they will tell the story through an innovative stop-motion animation technique, which has been developed specifically for the project by 2d3D Animation and Montreal-based Mokko Studio.

Dans le cadre du CARTOON CONNECTION tenu en marge du Festival International d’Animation d’Ottawa Messieurs Florent Mounier, cofonfateur de 2d3D Animations à Angoulême (France) et Danny Bergeron, Président de Wizzfilms Inc. de Montréal ont procédé à la signature d’une entente de coproduction d’un long métrage d’animation relief adapté de la Bande Dessinée « Le Réveil du Zelphire » écrit par Karim Friha et publiée en 2009 aux Édition Gallimard. La production sera réalisée conjointement dans les studios d’animation d’Angoulême et de Mokko Studio de Montréal. Les producteurs indiquent que le film sera réalisé à l'aide d’une technique d’animation Stop-Motion numérique mise au point conjointement par les deux sociétés.

About TACTAC (Television Animation Conference) is Canada's only animation business forum designed for professionals in content creation, development, production, distribution and marketing. TAC brings together key players in North America and international markets and provides a forum for active networking, practical information exchange and trade in a comfortable and intimate environment. TAC 2010 will be held October 20 and 21 at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario.  For more information, please visit: www.animationfestival.ca.

About Ottawa International Animation FestivalThe Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing first-class screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976.  The annual five-day event brings art, industry and inspiration together in a vibrant setting.  As the largest event in North America, the OIAF attracts more than 27,000 film buffs, art lovers, filmmakers, and cartoon fans from around the world. OIAF 2010 will be held from October 20 to 24 at various venues in Ottawa, Ontario.  For more information, please visit: www.animationfestival.ca.

About CARTOONCartoon is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. Cartoon’s mandate is to support the European animation industry.  For more than 20 years, it has received financial support from the MEDIA Program of the European Union to run its activities.  The activities concentrate on four areas: Cartoon Connection, Cartoon Forum, Cartoon Masters and Cartoon Movies.  For more information, please visit:www.cartoon-media.be.

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