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'Memoir of a Snail,' 'Percebes' Take Top Awards at Annecy 2024

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:39pm

Adam Elliot's stop-motion feature and the 2D short by Alexandra Ramires and Laura GonÇalves among the 22 winners at the jam packed 48th festival edition that saw a record 17,440 accredited attendees from 103 countries.

Gimme More Wolverine! ANIMATIONWorld

‘X-Men ‘97’ Reanimates an Iconic ‘90s Series

Supervising Producer and head director Jake Castorena talks about the tricky business of reviving a beloved and acclaimed series while bringing the world of the pre-MCU X-Men to a new generation of fans.

People Headline News

Moonbug Entertainment Names Courtney Holt Managing Director, Americas

Former Spotify exec will lead the North American commercial team responsible for ‘CoComelon,’ ‘Blippi,’ and other Moonbug brands.

The MFKZ House Expands Headline News

Ankama Acquires Minority Stake in Animation Studio Inthebox

The deal will allow the French company behind ‘MFKZ’ and ‘Wakfu’ to expand its production pipeline and benefit from Inthebox’s 3D animation expertise.

Tindle’s Ultraman Is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

With ‘Ultraman: Rising,’ a Japanese Cultural Icon Reaches a New Audience

Writer/Director Shannon Tindle and co-director John Aoshima talk about the many creative synergies that fueled their journey in bringing a venerable superhero - forced to care for a baby kaiju - to a new generation of viewers; film debuts today on Netflix.

Enter the Avatarverse Headline News

2 Trailers Drop for ‘Avatar Legends: Realms Collide’

Get a glimpse of the dark spirit, Father Glowworm… new multiplayer strategy game from Tilting Point and AN Games takes place in the hugely popular world of Nickelodeon’sAvatar: The Last Airbender;’ pre-orders now available on Google Play and iOS.

People Headline News

Guru Studio Bolsters Leadership Team

The kids and family entertainment company adds Jasmine Gard as VP of Finance while promoting Daniel Rattner to VP of Brand Strategy & Growth and Jennifer Oppenheimer to Senior Manager of International Sales & Licensing.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

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Chalkdust Animation Studios Launches in Atlanta, Announces New TV Series

Former Paramount Exec Jared Mass launches real-time virtual production studio, partners with Noble Road Media to produce and finance C.S. Lewis animated series ‘Boxen.’

Adult Swim Reveals Headline News

‘Ha Ha, You Clowns’ and More ‘Smiling Friends’ Coming to Adult Swim

At its ‘Defying Expectations’ Annecy 2024 panel, the network also reveals a new series order for ‘Oh My God, Yes! A Series of Extremely Relatable Circumstances’ produced by Six Point Harness.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Drops Final ‘Exploding Kitties’ Trailer & Character Posters

When God gets fired, he gets sent to earth — how better to reconnect with humanity then as a chubby house cat? Based on the popular card game, the adult animated comedy streams July 12.

What Me Worry? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Inside Out 2’: The Anxiety About Making an Appealing Anxiety

For production designer Jason Deamer and animation supervisors Dovi Anderson and Evan Bonifacio, finding the right look, and energy level, for a frenetic character in constant motion was a considerable challenge; the highly anticipated sequel to Pete Docter’s Oscar-winning 2015 ‘Inside Out’ hits theaters June 14.

Checkmate! Headline News

Woody Allen-Narrated Animated Short ‘Mr. Fischer’s Chair’ in Production

The four-studio co-production centers on the face-off between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship; release set for August 2025.

It’s Just My Imagination Headline News

Netflix Debuts Studio Ponoc’s ‘The Imaginary’ Trailer

Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by A.F. Harrold, the 2D animated film follows a young girl and her imaginary companion sharing make-believe adventures; coming to theaters June 28 and streaming July 5.

It’s Epic and It’s Free! Headline News

Epic Games' Free ‘Game Animation Sample Project’ Now Available

Animation database features over 500 AAA-quality animations and a fully functional character and animation Blueprint, everything needed to get a character up and running using the new Motion Matching toolset.

More Finn and Jake is Coming Headline News

Warner’s Studio Family Unveils Greenlights, Development Slate at Annecy

Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe reveal lots of new programming, including new shows and spin-offs of popular animated series, including ‘Fosters Funtime for Imaginary Friends, 2 new ‘Adventure Time’ properties, the return of ‘Regular Show,’ and the first ‘Scooby-Doo’ anime series.

Annecy Headline News

Netflix Presents Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Films, Series at Annecy

The streamer showcases upcoming animated films and series in an event packed with top-tier talent, works-in-progress and exciting first looks.

What’d I Say? ANIMATIONWorld

After 30 Years, ‘Mr. Birchum’ Gets His Close-Up

Adam Carolla, the other king of all media, talks about his new, politically incorrect series based on a character that has gestated since his KROQ ‘Kevin and Bean’ days, now streaming on DailyWire+.

We Want More Green Slabs of Clay! Headline News

‘Gumby’ Animated Kids, Adult Series in Development at Fox’s Bento Box

The first series, ‘Gumby Kids,’ aimed at children aged eight-12, will be showrun, penned, and executive produced by Deeki Deke; focus will shift to the adult primetime series once first series is up and running.

The Smurfs Headline News

Smurfs Rights Holder Announces Rebrand to Peyo Company

Plans for two new TV series inspired by the original comic books by Peyo, ‘The Tales of Johan & Peewit’ and ‘Benny Breakiron,’ were revealed at Annecy.

Business Headline News

Alexi Wheeler Teams with Superprod To Launch Wheel In Motion

Former Netflix EMEA head launches U.K.-based production company to develop a range of new animated and live-action series and films targeting diverse audiences.