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Annecy Announces Lineup

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival has announced the films to be shown at this years event, which will take place June 5-10, 2006, in Annecy, France.

Five feature films will compete including Oscar-winner WALLACE & GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT from Nick Park and Steve Box. The other features include international sensation ASTÉRIX ET LES VIKINGS by Stefan Fjeldmark and Jesper Moller, GIN-IRO NO KAMI NO AGITO by Keiichi Sugiyama, RENAISSANCE by Christian Volckman and XXXHOLIC by Tsutomu Mizushima.

Annecy chose 56 short films for competition including Bruce Alcocks AT THE QUINTE HOTEL, Run Wrakes RABBIT and Pierre Delarues THE RETURN OF SERGEANT PECKER. In the panorama screenings, 47 shorts were selected.

In television, 25 series will compete, including CREATURE COMFORTS, ROBOTBOY, TRIPPING THE RIFT, PLANET SKETCH and CATSCRATCH. Four specials ED, EDD N' EDDY'S BOO HAW HAW, NEW THEORI FOLK TALE SUITE 12 "MOMOTARO, PETIT WANG and THE HAPPY ELF.

In the other categories, four educational, scientific or industrial films, 33 advertising films, 18 music video and 68 graduation films will vie for awards.

For a complete list of selected films, visit www.annecy.org.

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