Tag Archives: Animation

Annecy: Spain’s Salvador Simó on Buñuel, Turtles, Surrealism, Animation

ANNECY, France—Much awaited, “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” is produced by prominent Spanish animation producer Manuel Cristobal, producer of Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles,” at Sygnatia in co-production with The Glow Animation Studio and Dutch outfit Submarine. Producer and director Salvador Simó will unveil excerpts and diverse material illustrating the process of conception and production of this singular movie at ...

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Brazilian Animation: A Selection of Titles at Annecy

ANNECY, France— Annecy’s Brazil tribute looks like “the strongest showcase of the Brazilian animation sector at any festival ever,” says Brazilian Culture Minister Sergio Sá Leitão. Here’s a drill down on some – but just some – key titles. ‘ANGELI THE KILLER’ Coala Filmes A TV series in competition with the episode “A Crazy Love’s Delirium,” directed by Cesar Cabral, two-time winner of the Cinema ...

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Annecy: ‘Small Town,’ ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ to Unspool at Mifa’s Animation! Focus

ANNECY, France—Walter Tournier’ “Small Town,” TV series “What Would Jesus Do?” and Gastón Gorali’s “Escape to India” are among  five projects to be pitched on Wednesday June 13 at Mifa’s Animation!, a selection of winners at November’s Latin American animation co-production-sales market, held as part of  Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur. In an alliance between Ventana Sur’s animation mini-mart and the ...

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European Animation Awards Build for Second Edition

ANNECY, France —  Still flush from a vibrant inaugural edition, the organizers of the European Animation Awards – or Emile Awards, as they are also known – are looking to build for their second edition, adding new categories, nominated titles, panels and presentations. In another sign of growth, the Emile Awards’ board is in discussions to add a second day ...

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Grid Animation Readies ‘Crazy World,’ Sets Up ‘Crazy Humans’ (EXCLUSIVE)

ANNECY, France — In further signs of growth on Europe’s animation scene, Grid Animation will go into production in 2019 on feature film  “Crazy Island,” as it sets up TV series “Crazy Humans,” both riffs on the zany world of world famous Argentine cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo. The new production announcements come as Grid, a building force in Europe, has opened ...

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Second Annual Women in Animation World Summit Unspools in Annecy

ANNECY, France— Women in Animation (WIA), Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) and Walt Disney Studios will celebrate the second annual Women in Animation World Summit, in partnership with the 2018 Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa Market. The event will take place on Monday, June 11 at the Impérial Palace hotel. WIA will also receive the 2018 Mifa Animation Ind… Variety

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Will animation legend John Lasseter return to Disney-Pixar after a six-month leave?

For Disney leaders, the Lasseter situation represents an exceptionally thorny dilemma. In many ways, Lasseter is synonymous with Pixar and is credited with having transformed the Emeryville, Calif., studio into a digital animation juggernaut. Under his creative leadership, the studio pumped out box-office and critical hits including the “Toy Story” movies, “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out” and last year’s “Coco.” … ...

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