With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.
Special Event: Annecy
Wait… we get to spend another day by the lake you say? This year’s event will kick off a day earlier, on Sunday, June 11, for 7 full days dedicated to the art of animation; Guillermo del Toro announced this year’s spotlight on Mexican Animation.
Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions coming soon.
Based on the books by Benji Davies, ‘The Storm Whale Trilogy’ follows the adventures of a young boy who finds a whale and brings it home.
Lauren Montgomery, a seasoned vet of the original ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ series, is set to direct the first film, yet unnamed, under the Avatar Studios banner.
Sneak Peeks, full episodes, a key cast announcement, appearances by Oscar-winning producers Roy Conli and Clark Spencer, and Disney Animation CCO Jennifer Lee’s acceptance of the Festival’s Honorary Cristal Award highlighted the studio’s special presentation this past Friday.
Films by Amandine Fredon & Benjamin Massoubre and Balázs Turai among 22 winners at the jam packed 46th festival edition that saw a record 13,248 badge holders from 106 countries.
Audiences enjoyed the first episode and trailer of the new CGI animated series, a co-production with Mikros Animation IP, France télévisions, and Tencent Video, that follows a gang of five unlikely heroes, thirsty for adventure and escape from their mundane life on a farm.
Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Henry Selick, and more joined the streamer’s Animation Showcase to rev the crowd, discuss their upcoming animated projects, and champion the power of the medium.
With a nod to the original Brothers Grimm illustrations, the film’s senior creative team, led by Joel Crawford and Mark Swift, wowed the crowd with extensive sneak peek footage while walking through the touching and hilarious story of our favorite fearless feline hero’s return to cinemas this coming December.
Studio team, led by director Peggy Holmes, wows the appreciative festival crowd with a fun set of sneak peek sequences showcasing its ‘very first’ animated feature film, coming to Apple TV+ August 5.
During its Annecy 2022 Studio Focus presentation, the studio reveals all-new animated family film, coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max; sporting a sinister plot and orchestrations from the Warner Bros. library of movie musicals, the feature sees Bugs, Daffy, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang take to the stage.
Global search initiative seeks original, comedy-driven content, with an eye towards eventual series development; inaugural program’s first show greenlit from a short, ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ debuts at Annecy 2022, on Thursday, June 16.
As Sr. VP/GM at Disney Television Animation, she has overseen the development of current animated slate, making the studio home to a notable roster of creative talent while launching initiatives promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion.
At Sony Pictures Animation’s big Annecy 2022 presentation, directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson shared stunning work-in-process visual development, finished animation, previously untold story lines, and cool new characters from one of the most anticipated sequels in modern animation history… to the raucous festival crowd’s delight!
The 3D animated feature entertains while highlighting the plight of the world’s rainforests and ecosystems; executive producer Rodrigo Blaas, director Tim Harper, and the Mikros Animation team’s discussion panel will be on June 15 at the Annecy Animation Festival, in concert with the first look reveal.
An Official Selection at Annecy 2022, Marie Hyon and Marco Spier’s film stars Shelton, an insecure fiddler crab who dreams of being ‘average’; Michael Ryan to showrun, with production to begin Fall 2022.
AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at five feature films worth your hungover attention at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.
With the theme ‘Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation,’ this year’s edition will be presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival on June 13.
Canada’s famed National Film Board is coming to this year’s festival boasting 3 short films in competition and a ‘NFB: New Spaces for Storytelling’ Studio Focus showcasing its programming vision and women creators; the event runs from June 13 to 18.
‘France TV Award for a Short Film,’ ‘YouTube Award,’ and the ‘Young Audience Award’ are among the special prizes to be awarded on June 17; festival runs June 13-18.
Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.
AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at seven intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.
Studio hosting two June 14 programs: a first look ‘Making Of’ screening of the upcoming holiday film ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ followed by a focus session on its recently released animated feature ‘The Bad Guys;’ festival takes place June 13-18.