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Wes Anderson Set as Annecy 2024 Special Guest

Festivalgoers will be treated to a screening of the famed director's animated features ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and ‘Isle of Dogs’ and get a chance to attend his exclusive masterclass; festival returns to the lakeside city June 9-15.

The Annecy International Animation Festival has announced Wes Anderson as 2024 edition’s special guest. Festivalgoers can revisit Anderson’s feature animation Fantastic Mr. Fox and Isle of Dogs at festival screenings and will get an opportunity to attend a Masterclass led by the famed filmmaker.

The masterclass will include a discussion of Anderson’s directorial vision as well as his approach to animated film, especially stop-motion animation.

"Over the last decade, Wes Anderson has had an incredible influence on the revival of stop-motion animation,” commented Festival artistic director Marcel Jean. “His intricate, theatrical style and his sophisticated, holistic approach to directing have set an example and inspired a score of young filmmakers. His visit to Annecy will mark a long love story and admiration for his work. For us, this is an immense gift to offer our festivalgoers!"

Annecy 2024 returns to the lakeside city June 9-15.

Additional information is available on the festival website.

Source: Annecy 2024

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.