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Monster Launches Edgy Anna and the Moods at MIPCOM

Monster Distributes launched CAOZ�s edgy 3D animated film, ANNA AND THE MOODS at MIPCOM.

ANNA AND THE MOODS is written by Academy Award-nominated Icelandic writer Sj�n on a commission by the Brodsky Quartet. Julian Nott, composer of WALLACE AND GROMIT, sets Sj�n's story to music. The Brodsky Quartet has performed a musical version of the work on live tours in the UK, with Sj�n performing the story. Voices are by Bjork, Damon Albarn, Terry Jones, Sjon and Thorunn Laurusdottir.

The story tells of Anna and her family and how one day they all wake up to a frightful reality. The family is waiting for their perfect daughter to arrive at the breakfast table and kiss them good morning as always. But this morning Anna has woken up, looking like a sad version of Marilyn Manson. Not realizing what is "wrong" with their daughter, Anna's parents decide to take her to Dr. Artmanns' clinic for kids with behavioral problems. In his analysis of Anna, Dr. Artmann uses a huge labyrinth where Anna is exposed to various tasks. The only way out of the maze for Anna is if she completes the tasks in the right manner. After Anna finds a way to escape the labyrinth, Dr. Artmann comes to a conclusion, and the 'cure' that follows is a nasty surprise for her parents.

Gunnar Karlsson directs, designs and creates the characters and the film is produced by Hilmar Sigurdsson and Arnar Thorisson of CAOZ in Reykjavik.

Monster�s growing animation catalog also includes Brown Bag�s Oscar-nominated GIVE UP YER AUL SINS, hit adult animation series BRO� TOWN from New Zealand�s Firehorse Prods., JUNGLE BEAT from Zimbabwe�s Sunrise Prods. and more. Monster also introduced new series I�M A DINOSAUR from Brown Bag at MIPCOM Junior, as well as featuring JUNGLE BEAT, BRO� TOWN, THE THREE VOYAGES OF JASPER MORELLO, HERMIE AND FRIENDS and BUGTIME ADVENTURES.

Monster Distributes will be located in The Marketplace (H4.35) during MIPCOM

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