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FOX Renews ‘Universal Basic Guys’ Prior to Season 1 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 4:57pm

The network greenlights a second season for the upcoming animated comedy, from creators Adam and Craig Malamut, about two brothers searching for purpose after losing their jobs but then being given $3,000 a month in a basic income program.

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Thai-Chinese Feature ‘Out of the Nest’ Nabs ‘Annecy Presents’ Spot at 2024 Festival

The animated film collaboration from Thailand’s T&B Media Global and Dr. Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp tells a 'heartwarming story celebrating the power of self-belief and inner strength.'

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Sony Pictures Television, Adam and Craig Malamut Sign Overall Deal

The sibling duo, known for their work as writers, producers, and animators of the hit web series ‘Game of Zones,’ and creators of the upcoming FOX comedy ‘Universal Basic Guys,’ will focus on developing animated series across streaming, cable, and network. 

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Trailer Drops for Usman Riaz’s ‘The Glassworker’

Set to compete in Annecy’s Contrechamp and screen at the Cannes Film Market, the hand-drawn 2D Pakistani feature follows the relationship of a father and son in the face of war.

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2024 WIA World Summit Reveals Artwork and Theme

The annual 1-day event returns to Annecy June 10, featuring Portuguese visual artist Maria Melo’s artwork and the theme ‘Stronger Together: The Equitable Future of Animation.’

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Annecy 2024 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 26, 2024 at 3:55pm

12 animated features have been chosen to compete at this year's festival, including ‘Memoir of a Snail’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Rock Bottom by María Trénor,’ and ‘Savages’ by Claude Barras; the 48th edition of the festival runs June 9-15.

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DreamWorks to Preview Exclusive ‘The Wild Robot’ Footage at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 8:54am

Oscar-nominated writer/director Chris Sanders will present his creative vision in a special first look session at the festival, while members of his creative team, including production designer Raymond Zibach and head of story Heidi Jo Gilbert, will lead a presentation on the film’s design; studio will also screen Sanders and Dean DeBlois’ landmark 2010 hit, ‘How to Train Your Dragon.’

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Netflix Reveals Expansive Annecy Program Filled with Sneak Peeks and Talks

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6:25am

Zack Snyder’s ‘Twilight of the Gods,’ Aardman’s ‘Wallace & Gromit,’ and Shannon Tindle’s ‘Ultraman: Rising’ lead the streamer’s on-stage presentations showcasing many of its highly anticipated animated films and TV shows coming later this year and next.

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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.

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2024 Stories x Women Applications Now Open

The FIAPF and WIA program provides mentoring and coaching from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects at the Annecy Festival and Market; deadline to apply is March 17, 2024.

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Annecy Festival 2024 Accreditation Now Open

Register before February 28 for early bird rates to ensure you get your spot at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 9-15!

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4th Edition of Next Lab Generation Selections Announced

20 projects are chosen from 91 submissions from 26 countries; the annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective. 

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2024 Annecy Festival Residency Selections Announced

Out of 36 applications, three artists/directors will receive support and mentoring on visual development of their feature-length animated films while living and working in Annecy from April 5 – June 28, 2024.

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Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of the Next Lab Generation Workshop

The annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective; entries accepted from individuals and groups – the deadline is December 13.

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Submissions Now Open: Annecy 2024

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 are coming next month.