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HollyShorts Film Festival Unveils Schedule and Line-Up

The Oscar-qualifying event returns August 11-20 with programs featuring both adult and family-friendly animation; films to screen at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres include ‘New Moon’ by Emmy nominee Colman Domingo, ‘Five Cents’ by Aaron Hughes, and Cannes Selection 2022 ‘Scale’ by Joseph Pierce.

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New Trailer Released for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

In the ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director’s latest film, Nanoka Hara voices Suzume, a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey; slated for a November 11 release in Japan, it rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

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Animated Adventure Film ‘Lendarys’ Pre-Sold to Multiple Countries at Cannes

The movie, from Philippe Duchene and Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier, is being planned as a multimedia franchise following its international run.

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Crunchyroll Nabs Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ at Cannes

The anime platform teams up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch to secure distribution rights for the ‘Your Name’ director’s upcoming film; slated for November 11 release in Japan, the film rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

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‘The Amazing Maurice’ Book Adaptation Heads Abroad

Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.

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Global Screen Nabs Rights to ‘The Last Whale Singer’ Animated Feature

Created by Telescope Animation using Unreal Engine 5, the film tells the story of a teenage humpback whale who must face his fears and summon a mystical song to save the oceans from a monstrous creature.

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‘A Bear Named Wojtek’ Animated Special Secures Funding

Filmograf and The Illuminated Film Company ink co-production deal on project about the fantastic journey of an orphaned Syrian brown bear; Iain Gardner will direct, drawing inspiration from Frédéric Back’s ‘The Man Who Planted Trees.’

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Netflix Acquires ‘The Summit of the Gods’

A 2021 Official Selection in Cannes, the animated feature, based on the manga series by Jiro Taniguchi, hits select US theaters November 24 and UK theaters November 26 prior to streaming on Netflix starting November 30.

Fantasy and Reality Collide Headline News

Studio Chizu Drops New Teaser for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:39pm

Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.

Business Events

MIPCOM 2020 is Happening in Cannes

Begins: October 12, 2020

The world’s largest entertainment content market is coming October 12 – 15; MIPCOM Online+ gives access to those who can’t attend.

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Telescope Animation Reveals Film, AR/VR, Games and Episodic Web/TV Slate

Their ‘The Last Whale Singer’ animated feature heads to theatres in 2023, along with planned prequel game, interactive book and other related content. 

Zagreb School of Animation Headline News

‘From Imagination to Animation-Animation in Croatia’ Exhibition Opens

Multimedia exhibit showcases the prolific Zagreb School of Animated Film; now running through June 14 at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.

Cannes Festival Headline News

Five Animated Features in the Spotlight at Fourth Edition of Annecy Goes to Cannes

The Marché du Film and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have teamed up to present Animation Day in Cannes, a full day dedicated to animation.

GKIDS Headline News

GIVEAWAY: Win Free Tickets to Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

From the celebrated director behind ‘The Boy and the Beast,’ soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together in U.S. theaters November 29 and December 5 & 8.

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