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Toon Factory Reveals New Animation Slate

As it celebrates its 23rd anniversary, the kids’ content company announces the launch of a new production studio, Chromatik, in Marseille, as well as a development line-up of 2D and 3D animated series including ‘The How to Shrink Show,’ ‘Moods,’ ‘The Mad Scientist’s Daughter,’ and ‘Elf & Co.’

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Les Femmes s’Animent Announces Diversity Initiative ‘A Woman’s Journey’ Sponsors

The Franco-African Initiative preps women creators from France and Africa to pitch projects at Annecy 2022; Netflix, Canal+, France Télévisions, Newen Studios Group, CITIA, the French Ministry of Culture, Region Réunion, and the French Embassy of Benin have signed on to lend their support.

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Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot to Receive Honorary Cristals at Annecy 2022

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar-winning chief creative officer and the BAFTA-winning French director to be awarded at the upcoming festival, which runs June 13-18.

Celebrating Comics and Animation History ANIMATIONWorld

‘From Popeye to Persepolis - Comics and the Animated Film’ Exhibition Comes to Angouleme

Expansive and comprehensive show at France’s The Museum of the International City of Comics and Images, the Louvre for comic books and animation lovers, features rare drawings, films, and early film equipment spotlighting numerous industry pioneers.

VFX for Film Headline News

14th Century Paris Goes Medieval on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’

MPC and Technicolor Creative Studios team to create film’s CG backdrop, set in the brutality of 1300’s France; over 400 shots were delivered from teams in London, Montreal, Bangalore, and Paris, made more complex by the challenges of COVID filmmaking.

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Nelvana Greenlights ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ Season 4

Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.

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Dandelooo Inks ‘Billy the Cowboy Hamster’ Distribution Deals

The 2D animated series follows a little hamster who dreams of becoming a cowboy in the Wild West; currently in production, the show has been presold to Super RTL in Germany, Denmark’s DR, Sweden’s SVT, RTS in Switzerland, Norway’s NRK, Arte Editions, and KMBO and TV5 Monde in France.

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Two New Xilam Original Animated Series Land on Global Platforms

Big streamers pick up studio’s 2D and CGI series; ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ now streaming on Disney+, ‘Oggy Oggy’ debuts on Netflix August 24.

Annecy Festival Residency Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy Festival Residence

Writers/directors get development time, support, and mentorship to work on graphic development of feature-length animated films, living and working in Annecy April 4 - June 30, 2022; the submission deadline is September 10, 2021.

Kids’ TV Channel Headline News

Sandbox Kids Launches Hopster English Learning Channel

The on-demand kids entertainment channel is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands; service helps teach children English using popular animated characters.

Mentoring Headline News

LFA Launching Women’s Mentorships at Annecy 2021

French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.

Animation Education Headline News

TeamTO and House of Cool Expand L’ECAS Free Animation School Curriculum

Companies plan to broaden scope of French non-profit school’s curriculum with a course on storyboarding; a technical data management course is also planned for 2022.

Taking out Tyranny Headline News

Lebanese Animated Thriller ‘Alephia 2053’ Imagines A World Without Tyranny

Pulling from events surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings, powerful new 60-minute film envisions what the Middle East could look like in 30 years.

Autodesk Headline News

VES Student Award Win Goes to ‘Migrants’

Pôle 3D team honored with the annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk; winning animated short follows the plight of a polar bear and its cub, while exploring current environmental and socio-political issues.

Awards Headline News

‘Josep,’ ‘The Bear Hour’ Win Honors at 2021 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:05am

Aurel and Agnès Patron take home France’s highest film awards for best animated feature and short film at Friday night’s live Olympia concert hall ceremony.  

BAFTA Awards Headline News

‘Sous La Glace,’ Wins 2020 GSA BAFTA Film Award in Animation

Other notable short-listed films in the animation category included ‘Daughter,’ by Daria Kashcheev, and ‘The Sugarcane Man,’ by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux.

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‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘The Night of the Plastic Bags’ Win Honors at 2020 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:34am

Jérémy Clapin’s Oscar-nominated film scores wins for best animated feature and best original score; Gabriel Harel is awarded for best animated short film.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Denis Do Captures the Emotional Horror of Khmer Rouge Atrocities in ‘Funan’

Award-winning director discusses his semi-biographical animated feature about a family’s desperate struggle to reunite during the communist party’s 1975-1979 Cambodian reign of terror.

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.

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