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Annecy Animation Festival Prizewinner ‘Flow’ Sells Worldwide for Charades (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - China - Italy - Iceland - South Korea - Germany - Belgium - Japan - Switzerland - Greece - Poland - Czech Republic - Hungary - Hong Kong - Israel - Singapore - Slovakia - Lebanon - Romania - Latvia - Philippines
variety.com
19.06.2024 / 13:01

Annecy Animation Festival Prizewinner ‘Flow’ Sells Worldwide for Charades (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent “Flow,” a director-driven animated feature which world premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and just swept three awards at Annecy Film Festival, has been embraced by a raft of major distributors in key territories, including the U.K., Japan, South Korea, Germany, Spain and Italy. The movie is represented internationally by Charades.

Kwon Eun-bi drops spell-binding music video for new single ‘Sabotage’ - www.nme.com - South Korea - Japan - Hong Kong - Singapore - city Singapore - city Taipei - city Ho Chi Minh City - city Bangkok
nme.com
19.06.2024 / 08:27

Kwon Eun-bi drops spell-binding music video for new single ‘Sabotage’

Kwon Eun-bi has officially dropped her second single album ‘Sabotage’, alongside a music video for its title track.The former IZ*ONE singer released both the single and accompanying visual on June 18. In the music video for ‘Sabotage’, Kwon Eun-bi is cast under a love spell by a stranger and sings of the inescapable impulse of falling hard and fast.“Boy, that is sabotage / Baby, you really know, really know, know what’s the deal / Oh, that is sabotage / This feel awakening in my deepening heart / ‘Cause when you look at me, look at me, can’t tell what’s real,” she croons on the chorus.Aside from its title track, the ‘Sabotage’ single album includes two other B-side tracks: ‘Unnatural’ and ‘Bad Blood’.

‘Memoir of a Snail,’ ‘Flow’ Split Feature Honors at Annecy, ‘Percebes’ Wins Best Short - variety.com - Australia - Spain - France - India - Belgium - Latvia
variety.com
15.06.2024 / 22:33

‘Memoir of a Snail,’ ‘Flow’ Split Feature Honors at Annecy, ‘Percebes’ Wins Best Short

Jamie Lang The Annecy Animation Festival hosted its closing ceremony on Saturday, where there were two clear winners from the main feature film competition. Adam Elliot’s “Memoir of a Snail” took Annecy’s top award, the Cristal for best feature, and Gints Zilbalodis’ “Flow” scooped just about everything else.

Naoko Yamada’s ‘The Colors Within’ Shares Character Designs After Annecy Competition Debut: ‘It’s About the Joy of Creating’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Japan
variety.com
15.06.2024 / 15:17

Naoko Yamada’s ‘The Colors Within’ Shares Character Designs After Annecy Competition Debut: ‘It’s About the Joy of Creating’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marta Balaga Japanese creator Naoko Yamada, whose latest film “The Colors Within” screened in the main competition at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, continues to challenge herself. “Animation provides me with hope, yearning and challenges. It allows me to expand my imagination infinitely and, at the same time, it challenges me to see how much imagination I actually have,” she told Variety via an interpreter following the premiere of her latest.

‘Memoir of a Snail’ Review: Australian Claymation Master Adam Elliot Reflects On Love, Grief And Human Weakness – Annecy - deadline.com - Australia - France
deadline.com
14.06.2024 / 12:27

‘Memoir of a Snail’ Review: Australian Claymation Master Adam Elliot Reflects On Love, Grief And Human Weakness – Annecy

As a small child, motherless Grace started keeping snails in a jar, writing names on their shells and watching their life cycle — mate, breed, die — with loving fascination. “They were my friends,” she muses in voiceover in Memoir of a Snail, which this week had its premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival. “I knew they’d never leave me, hurt me — or die.” Moments before, we saw Gracie’s huge ovoid eyes, spill over with tears as the aged Pinkie, her only human companion, breathed her final death rattle. “I’m so alone,” says Grace, not for the first time. “Goddamn life! Such a stupid, stupid puzzle!”

Crunchyroll Exec Talks “Huge” Growth Potential For Global Anime Market As Platform Gears Up For ‘Blue Lock The Movie’ Release – Annecy - deadline.com - France - China - Japan
deadline.com
13.06.2024 / 08:17

Crunchyroll Exec Talks “Huge” Growth Potential For Global Anime Market As Platform Gears Up For ‘Blue Lock The Movie’ Release – Annecy

Crunchyroll Senior Vice President of Global Commerce Mitchel Berger was in ebullient mood as he gave a talk on the growing global reach of anime at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this week.

Aardman Reveals First Footage Of New ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Smart Gnome Character Norbot – Annecy Netflix Showcase - deadline.com - France - county Bristol - county Wallace
deadline.com
12.06.2024 / 19:01

Aardman Reveals First Footage Of New ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Smart Gnome Character Norbot – Annecy Netflix Showcase

Aardman’s Nick Park and Merlin Crossingham debuted first footage of new Wallace & Gromit character, smart gnome Norbot, during a Next on Netflix showcase at the Annecy International Film Festival on Wednesday.

Annecy MIFA Pitch Projects ‘Hide & Seek,’ ‘Rising Tides’ Find Indian, French Backing (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - India
variety.com
12.06.2024 / 07:29

Annecy MIFA Pitch Projects ‘Hide & Seek,’ ‘Rising Tides’ Find Indian, French Backing (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran India‘s Handmade Films has boarded two Indian shorts pitching at Annecy, “Hide & Seek” and “Rising Tides,” as producer. In addition, France’s NoJo Studio Animation will also serve as a producer on “Hide & Seek.” Both films are at the Annecy Animation Festival‘s MIFA Pitch and the Namaste MIFA initiative that focuses on India. “Rising Tides” is directed by Pari Satarkar and produced by India’s Studio Mikudi and Satarkar.

‘The Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim’ Anime First Look Takes Annecy By Storm As Peter Jackson And Fran Walsh Unveiled As EPs - deadline.com - France - Japan - city Jackson - county Walsh
deadline.com
11.06.2024 / 18:25

‘The Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim’ Anime First Look Takes Annecy By Storm As Peter Jackson And Fran Walsh Unveiled As EPs

Japanese animator and director Kenji Kamiyama made his Annecy debut in the company of Andy Serkis on Tuesday with a 20-minute preview of upcoming anime feature The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.

Mediawan Kids & Family President Reveals Hunt For Next ‘Miraculous’ As Division Gives Update On Animation Slate At Annecy - deadline.com - France
deadline.com
11.06.2024 / 14:17

Mediawan Kids & Family President Reveals Hunt For Next ‘Miraculous’ As Division Gives Update On Animation Slate At Annecy

It has been a high-profile 12 months for Mediawan Kids & Family thanks to subsidiary Method Animation’s involvement in the Ladybug & Cat Noir franchise, which has been enjoying box office success worldwide with a first feature film adaptation.

Mediawan Kids & Family Unveils Feature Projects by Louis Clichy, Lino DiSalvo at Annecy (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Los Angeles - USA - Italy
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 12:57

Mediawan Kids & Family Unveils Feature Projects by Louis Clichy, Lino DiSalvo at Annecy (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Mediawan Kids & Family is unveiling a raft of prestige animated feature projects at the Annecy Film Festival, including “Meow-woof” by Louis Clichy (“Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion”) and “Twisted” by Lino DiSalvo (“Playmobil”). Emmanuel Jacomet, who worked for over a decade alongside Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam on high profile IP’s such as “The Little Prince,” “Miraculous Ladybug” and “Playmobil,” took over the film division of Mediawan Kids & Family under a year ago with the ambition to develop a mix of mainstream franchise-based projects and auteur-driven 2D titles.

We’ve found an alternative to Taylor Swift’s Celine metallic mini dress from her ‘Fortnight’ music video - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - France
ok.co.uk
11.06.2024 / 12:55

We’ve found an alternative to Taylor Swift’s Celine metallic mini dress from her ‘Fortnight’ music video

It was a year in the making but well worth the wait.Taylor Swift's Era Tour has officially landed in the UK and kicked off in Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium last week, and between the hot new music Taylor has displayed a whole host of glitzy outfits that have sent millions of superfans into a frenzy. Each look has been carefully considered and designed to represent the feel of each album.

Annecy Presents Player ‘Panda Bear in Africa’ Sells in Key Territories (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Britain - Spain - France - China - Ireland - South Korea - Portugal - Switzerland - Indonesia - Greece - Poland - Turkey - Philippines
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 09:49

Annecy Presents Player ‘Panda Bear in Africa’ Sells in Key Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Marta Balaga Ricard Claus and Karsten Kiilerich’s kids and family animated feature “Panda Bear in Africa” is continuing its long journey and heading to France (Le Pacte), Switzerland (Praesens) and the Benelux territories (WW Entertainment) after a raft of sales by the film’s sales agent Cinema Management Group. In early fall, it will also release in the Middle East (Front Row Entertainment), Poland (Kino Świat), Portugal (Films4You) and Turkey (Filmarti).

‘On-Gaku: Our Sound’ Director Kenji Iwaisawa Returns to Annecy With Work-in-Progress ‘Hyakuemu’: First Look Artwork (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Japan - Tokyo
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 08:45

‘On-Gaku: Our Sound’ Director Kenji Iwaisawa Returns to Annecy With Work-in-Progress ‘Hyakuemu’: First Look Artwork (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang Japanese director Kenji Iwaisawa‘s debut feature “On-Gaku: Our Sound” was a hit at the 2020 Annecy Animation Festival, where it played in the festival’s Contrechamp competition and won best original music. This year, the filmmaker returns to Annecy to present his next film, “Hyakuemu.”, in a dedicated Annecy Work in Progress session. Based on the original manga “Chi: Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite” by Uoto, the film tells the story of Togashi, a child born to run.

French Animation Distributor Eurozoom Inks Strategic Alliance with Special Touch Studios, takes Four Titles to Annecy Animation Festival (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Canada - Belgium - Japan - Luxembourg
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 07:29

French Animation Distributor Eurozoom Inks Strategic Alliance with Special Touch Studios, takes Four Titles to Annecy Animation Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Marie de la Fuente Eurozoom, a leading French distributor for Japanese animation, has forged a strategic partnership with major French animation producer Special Touch Studios, led by founder and CEO Sebastien Onomo. “We both share the same passion for animation and want to tell bold stories with a particular attention to professional diversity,” said Eurozoom’s CEO-Founder Amel Lacombe, who added that they were jointly working on a six-animation feature lineup. Leading the pack is “Melvile,” directed by Romain Renard and Fursy Teyssier.

Portuguese Animation Leading Lights José Miguel Ribeiro, Nuno Beato, David Doutel & Vasco Sá Unveil Projects at Annecy (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Portugal
variety.com
11.06.2024 / 07:29

Portuguese Animation Leading Lights José Miguel Ribeiro, Nuno Beato, David Doutel & Vasco Sá Unveil Projects at Annecy (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent ANNECY, France — José Miguel Ribeiro, Nuno Beato and David Doutel and Vasco Sá, iconic figures in modern-day Portuguese animation, will unveil new projects at this year’s Annecy. They will be joined by newer talents – Vier Nev, behind “A Mind Sang” – João Carrilho, Patrícia Figueiredo and Natália Azevedo Andrade – who together deliver an eloquent snapshot of the burgeoning state of Portuguese animation. Over the last 30 years, Portuguese animation has won ever more prizes for usually 2D short films of dazzling beauty, experimentation and sometimes social point.

Former Netflix EMEA Exec Alexi Wheeler Launches Wheel In Motion With France’s Superprod Group – Annecy - deadline.com - Britain - France
deadline.com
10.06.2024 / 09:11

Former Netflix EMEA Exec Alexi Wheeler Launches Wheel In Motion With France’s Superprod Group – Annecy

EXCLUSIVE: Former Netflix EMEA Head of Animated Series Alexi Wheeler is launching UK-based production company Wheel In Motion under the auspices of burgeoning French content conglomerate Superprod Group.

Terry Gilliam Scouts Talent At Annecy As He Plots Animated Sequences For New Johnny Depp-Jeff Bridges Movie - deadline.com - France
deadline.com
10.06.2024 / 06:25

Terry Gilliam Scouts Talent At Annecy As He Plots Animated Sequences For New Johnny Depp-Jeff Bridges Movie

In a scene worthy of one of his animated works, Terry Gillam took to a stage covered in crashed paper planes at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Sunday to receive its honorary Cristal award and give a masterclass about his animated works.

Terry Gilliam Is Prepping Another Movie, and He Came to Annecy to Find Animators to Inspire Him - variety.com - Britain - France - Brazil - Las Vegas
variety.com
10.06.2024 / 01:35

Terry Gilliam Is Prepping Another Movie, and He Came to Annecy to Find Animators to Inspire Him

Peter Debruge Chief Film Critic Nearly a lifetime ago, in 1975, Terry Gilliam submitted his five-minute short film “Miracle of Flight” to the Annecy Animation Festival in France. An absurdist gem about homo sapiens’ disastrous desire to take to the skies — using the same cut-out technique made famous by the irreverent interstitials and opening credits Gilliam designed for the British sketch comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” — the film screened, but won no prizes.

Annecy Player ‘Diplodocus’ Introduces Classic Polish Comics to the Wider World With Debut Trailer: ‘It’s Like a Lost Spielberg Movie’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Poland
variety.com
07.06.2024 / 11:25

Annecy Player ‘Diplodocus’ Introduces Classic Polish Comics to the Wider World With Debut Trailer: ‘It’s Like a Lost Spielberg Movie’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marta Balaga In 1980s Poland, Tadeusz Baranowski’s comic books stood out by a mile, full of color, absurd humor, and odd characters. Now, director Wojtek Wawszczyk is referencing them in his hybrid CG/live-action animated feature Diplodocus, which screens in this year’s Annecy Presents sidebar at the iconic French festival. “That’s how I started to draw – I was copying these comics! I discovered them as a 6-year-old.

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