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Lucy Animation Studio Brings the Magic of ‘Halloween’ to Colombia

Lucy Animation Studio’s Colombian cartoon “Halloween” was one of two feature films, alongside Star Toons Animation’s “Chaskis – Mensajeros del sol,” honored with the MIFA/Annecy Award from this year’s Ventana Sur Animation! sidebar. Teams representing the two films will receive full accreditation to Annecy 2022 and its MIFA marketplace, where they will pitch as part […]
Tags: News, Global, Colombia, Animation, Markets & Festivals, Ventana Sur, Annecy, Lucy Animation Studio, Ventana Sur Animation

Outsider Pictures Plots Academy Run for Brazilian Claymation Feature Pickup ‘Bob Spit: We Don’t Like People’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Los Angeles-based Outsider Pictures has picked up North American rights to the award-winning Brazilian stop-motion feature “Bob Spit: We Do Not Like People,” this year’s Best Film winner from Annecy’s Contrechamp section for innovative and outside-the-box toon features and the Best Animated Feature at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Outsider is currently planning an Academy […]
Tags: News, Global, Los Angeles, Ventana Sur, Annecy, Outsider Pictures, Coala Filmes, Bob Spit, Ottawa International Animation Festival Outsider

Global Spotlight: Living in the Lap of European Luxury

Above: Thonon-les-Bains Established in 2015 and located along the French shores of Lake Geneva, the team at Leman Property continues to raise the bar with their steadfast commitment to putting people first. Dedicated to working hand-in-hand, sharing the same objectives, values, professionalism and convictions, the team works together to bring their clients’ dreams to life. Here, Co-Founder Loïc Daly takes us inside the picturesque real estate market. Daly Please describe your current housin...
Tags: Europe, News, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Luxury, Middle East, Switzerland, National, Latest News, Industry News, French Alps, Luxury Real Estate, Lake Geneva, Annecy, Brokers

Breathtaking Lakes in Switzerland and How to Visit Them

Whether it’s your first trip to Switzerland or a returning visit, no Switzerland itinerary would be complete without exploring at least one of the beautiful Swiss lakes.  From Lake Geneva, the biggest lake in Switzerland, to a tiny pond in the mountains, the choice is abundant. Which one you should visit depends on your Switzerland itinerary. Find out about the most scenic and colorful large Swiss lakes, and add them to your bucket list. Wonder how many lakes there are in Switzerl...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Unesco, Austria, Switzerland, Geneva, Michael Schumacher, Zurich, Charlie Chaplin, Byron, Lucerne, Costa Brava, Lausanne, Stein

Alê Abreu’s ‘Perlimps,’ Milton Guerrero’s ‘Kai’ Feature at Ventana Sur’s Animation! (EXCLUSIVE)

Alê Abreu’s ‘Perlimps’ and Milton Guerrero’s ‘Kai’ are among the five selected projects to be presented at the Animation! Works in Progress by Annecy showcase at Ventana Sur 2021, the biggest film and TV confab in Latin America. The Animation! WIPs by Annecy sidebar is curated by the French festival and its MIFA market. Since 2020, the selection […]
Tags: Global, Animation, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Ventana Sur, Latin America, Annecy, Ventana, Ale Abreu, Milton Guerrero

Dandelooo Deals Annecy Winner ‘Shooom’s Odyssey’ in Key Territories

Emmy-winning French animation production-distribution studio Dandelooo has closed several key sales for its exquisite 2D animated preschool short film “Shooom’s Odyssey,” a standout at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival where it took the Crystal for Best TV Production and was selected as one of Variety’s 10 Shorts Not to Miss that year. Dandelooo […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Mipcom, Annecy, Dandelooo, Julien Bisaro, Key Territories, Crystal for Best TV Production

Sundance Breakout ‘Flee’ Wins Top Prize at Millennium Docs Against Gravity

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated documentary “Flee” – already awarded at Sundance and Annecy – was granted the Grand Prix – Bank Millennium Award at the 18th edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, which will continue online from September 16 until October 3. Jurors Agnieszka Holland, Christian Frei and Tomasz Wolski were taken by the story […]
Tags: News, Global, Annecy, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Tomasz Wolski, Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Agnieszka Holland Christian Frei

Dragon Ball Special Panel Announced for [email protected]

The Dragon Ball Special Panel for [email protected] 2021 has been revealed. The announcement comes from the official English Dragon Ball Twitter account confirming that the special panel is indeed happening. The anime’s website also has a page dedicated to the panel, which gives users a sneak peek of what to expect. The Dragon Ball Special Panel is scheduled to start on July 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. PT. RELATED: Dragon Ball Super & One Piece Celebrate Annecy’s 60th With New Videos The Dragon Ball Speci...
Tags: Movies, Akira Toriyama, Annecy, ComingSoon, Goku, Masako Nozawa, Tatsuya Nagamine, Hironobu Kageyama, Goku Akio Iyoku, Norihiro Hayashida, Goku Beerus

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime Enters New Arc In July

Ready for the next arc of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations? Well, you won’t have to wait long as the Kawaki Arc: Otsutsuki Awakening will begin in July. The new arc was announced on the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations official website. To celebrate the upcoming next phase of the Kawaki arc, a new visual was also revealed. As you can see below, it features the main characters Naruto, Boruto, Kawaki, and Sasuke in action. RELATED: VIZ’s Demon Slayer Complete Box Set Features 23 Manga Volumes It wa...
Tags: Japan, TV, Movies, TV News, Anime, Hulu, Viz, Naruto, Annecy, Naruto Shippuden, Boruto, Masashi Kishimoto, Sasuke, Mikio Ikemoto, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Otsutsuki Awakening

Dragon Ball Super & One Piece Celebrate Annecy’s 60th With New Videos

This year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival marks its 60th anniversary. In celebration of the momentous milestone, Toei Animation released two videos featuring Dragon Ball Super and One Piece characters commemorating the occasion. The videos, which you can find below, are very brief; the One Piece video is only 17 seconds, while the Dragon Ball Super video is 24 seconds. Each showcases its beloved cast of characters, like Luffy and Goku, in their latest designs. RELATED: Akira T...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Anime, Akira Toriyama, Annecy France, Annecy, Luffy, Toei Animation, One Piece, Movie News, Eiichiro Oda, Goku, Dragon Ball Super, Japan Animated Films Toei Animation

France Televisions Unveils Animated Slate at Annecy

France’s public broadcaster France Televisions confirmed its status as one of Europe’s biggest financiers of animation during the Annecy festival where it unveiled its wide-ranging slate during a press conference. In 2020, which was marked by the pandemic and two lockdowns, the broadcaster invested 32 million euros in productions of French animated content, 2.3 million […]
Tags: Europe, News, France, Global, Annecy, France Télévisions, Annecy Film Festival

Annecy Reacts to ‘America: The Motion Picture’

If no distributor can ever handpick its audience, once Netflix sent its ribald and irreverent reframing of the U.S.’ foundational myth to the French animation festival, the streamer certainly came awfully close. Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and directed by “Archer” producer Matt Thompson, the decidedly hard-R “America: The Motion Picture” played to […]
Tags: Global, America, Netflix, Archer, Phil Lord, Matt Thompson, Annecy, Christopher Miller, Annecy Animation Festival, America: The Motion Picture

Inaugural Annecy Residency Program Delivers Three Projects To Market

Conceived in 2019 and fielding its first call for projects at last year’s edition, Annecy’s Festival Residency program bore fruit this year, shepherding three projects to pitch sessions at the festival’s MIFA market. They benefitted from nearly six months of professional mentorship and institutional support. “For some time, festival director Mickaël Marin and I wanted […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Annecy, MIFA, Annecy Animation Festival, Mickaël Marin

Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest on How African Animation Has Found Its Moment

To understand the success of Triggerfish, the fast-rising, Cape Town-based animation house, which won the prestigious MIFA Animation Industry Award this week in Annecy, one need look no further than the circumstances of its birth 25 years ago. South Africa was finally emerging from the shadows of apartheid, a cruel and exploitive system of institutionalized […]
Tags: News, South Africa, Cape Town, Walt Disney Company, Annecy, Triggerfish, Stuart Forrest

Alê Abreu: ‘I’ve Used the Entire Color Spectrum’ – On His Annecy Project ‘Perlimps’

Brazilian director Alê Abreu and his team gave Annecy audiences a first look of his much anticipated new feature film “Perlimps” on Thursday, also sharing his fluid storyboarding process and the methods he uses to create his unique visual style. The Oscar-nominated director of “Boy and the World” and his assistant director Viviane Guimaraes spoke […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Ale Abreu, Annecy Festival, Viviane Guimaraes

Animated Anthology ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’ Brings African Sci-Fi to Disney+

Filmmakers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt bring unique animation to Disney+ with Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, a 10-part collection of original films that will premiere on the streaming service next year. Peter Ramsey, co-director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, serves as executive producer for the anthology, which is comprised of sci-fi and fantasy stories set in a futuristic Africa. Disney has announced full details for Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, a ...
Tags: Movies, Kung Fu, Nigeria, Africa, Marvel, Disney, US, Adidas, Chicago, Uganda, Netflix, Egypt, South Africa, Animation, Middle East, Cameroon

10 Shorts Not to Miss at Annecy 2021

Annecy’s short film competition is many things. It is a celebration of the best short, animated films from the previous year, a barometer of bigger things to come from filmmakers on the rise, a place of recognition for established filmmakers still going strong decades into their careers, and a home to experimentation impossible to find […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Erick Oh

Women in Animation Spotlights Its Mentorship Program with Featurette, Case Studies at Annecy

Women in Animation (WiA) has released a featurette during Annecy Film Festival highlighting the valuable work of its mentorship program. The 14-minute video sees testimonies from both mentors – including animation writer Aydrea Walden, Alice Goldstone of Sony Pictures Animation and Pixar Animation’s Becki Tower – and mentees, many of whom have built portfolios and […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Sony Pictures Animation, Annecy, Pixar Animation, Annecy Animation Festival, Women in Animation, Aydrea Walden Alice Goldstone, Becki Tower

Netflix, Aardman Drop Teaser for Animated Christmas Special ‘Robin Robin’ at Annecy

Netflix and Aardman Animations, the U.K.’s best-known stop-motion studio, have released a new image and teaser from their upcoming musical holiday special “Robin Robin” during a panel at Annecy Animation Festival. The charming half-hour short, which features the voices of Gillian Anderson and Richard E. Grant, tells the story of a baby robin (called Robin) […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Gillian Anderson, Robin, Aardman Animations, Annecy, Richard E Grant, Robin Robin, Annecy Animation Festival, Netflix Aardman

‘GhostBros,’ Pitching at Annecy’s MIFA Market, Finds Co-Producer in Canary Islands’ Studio Koyi Talent (EXCLUSIVE)

Canary Island studio Koyi Talent has boarded Argentine-Spanish animated series project “GhostBros,” winner of both the Premio Pixelatl and MIFA/Annecy awards at last year’s Ventana Sur. Thanks to the latter, the project is currently pitching virtually at the Annecy Animation Festival’s MIFA marketplace . In recent years Koyi has been part of a vanguard of […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Canary Islands, Canary Island, Annecy, MIFA, MIFA Market Finds Co Producer, Koyi

New African Series ‘Kizazi Moto’ and ‘Kiff’ Headline Disney EMEA’s Annecy Presentation

Disney EMEA hosted its annual Studio Focus at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, lamentably pre-recorded for the second edition in a row, where the company announced a pair of new African series, the sci-fi anthology series “Kizazi Moto: Generation of Fire” led by “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” co-director Peter Ramsey, and a musical kids show […]
Tags: News, Disney, Global, EMEA, Annecy, Peter Ramsey, Annecy Animation Festival, Kiff, Disney EMEA, Annecy Presentation

‘Unicorn Wars’ Dazzles with In-Person Work in Progress Panel from Annecy

On Wednesday, the Annecy Animation Festival hosted a live, in-person Work in Progress panel for Spanish filmmaker Alberto Vázquez’s “Unicorn Wars” at the Salle Pierre Lamy, perhaps indicating that the world is healing. Joining Vázquez on stage were his Oscar-winning Autor de Minuit producer Nicolas Schmerkin, Spanish producer Chelo Loureiro from Abano Producións, and “Unicorn […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Vazquez, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Alberto Vazquez, Unicorn Wars, Salle Pierre Lamy, Chelo Loureiro, Nicolas Schmerkin, Abano Producións

Netflix’s ‘Maya and the Three’ Teases New Details at Annecy

Emmy-winning creator and director of “The Book of Life” and “El Tigre” Jorge Gutierrez and his longtime partner, in life and in work, Sandra Equihua hosted one of this year’s most highly anticipated Work in Progress sessions at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival on Wednesday. In the hour-long panel and subsequent Q&A, the pair served […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Maya, Jorge Gutierrez, Annecy, Sandra Equihua, Maya and the Three

Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Jerome Denjean Talk ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Season 2 From Annecy

On Tuesday afternoon, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival streamed a candid, hour-long conversation between four of the key minds behind Netflix’s second season of “Love, Death & Robots.” Creator and executive producer Tim Miller (“Deadpool,” “Terminator: Dark Fate”), executive producer David Fincher (“The Social Network,” “Fight Club”), supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (“Kung Fu […]
Tags: Global, Netflix, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, David Fincher, Social Network, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Tim Miller, Annecy, Jerome Denjean, Tim Miller David Fincher Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Jennifer Yuh Nelson `` Kung Fu

Swiss Film Award Winner Georges Schwizgebel on Annecy Player ‘Darwin’s Notebook’

Having won the Swiss Film Award for best animation film, Georges Schwizgebel (“The Ride to the Abyss”) returns to Annecy with his new short film “Darwin’s Notebook” a nine-minute narration of the experience suffered by three natives of Tierra de Fuego as they are kidnapped and later returned to their homeland by the British in […]
Tags: Global, Features, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Darwin, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Annecy Festival, Georges Schwizgebel, Tierra de Fuego

U.K. Animation Industry Discusses Challenges, Prospects During Annecy Session

Some of the U.K.’s most prominent voices in animation discussed the state of the industry – especially amid the pandemic – during a session at Annecy today. Camilla Deakin, the managing director of Lupus Films, Colin Williams, founder and creative director of Sixteen South and animation consultant Julian Scott were joined by the CEO of […]
Tags: Global, Animation, Annecy, U K Animation Industry, Camilla Deakin, Lupus Films Colin Williams, Julian Scott

Trio of Young Directors Bring to Life Children’s Best-Sellers in TeamTO Projects Presented at Annecy

TeamTO is unveiling a trio of cosy winter story animation projects at Annecy after nabbing TV, film and licensing rights to three popular children’s books. TeamTO aims to produce three individual specials for the 2022-2023 winter season suitable for both at-home TV or platform viewing, as well as cinema screenings. The leading French studio has […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Annecy Festival, Teamto

Superights, Tencent Video Seal Global Distribution Deal for ‘The Adventures of Little Penguin’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Announcing its second major rights pick-up in a matter of days, Superights, part of France’s Superprod Group, has secured global distribution rights to Tencent Video’s slapstick series “The Adventure of Little Penguin.” Nathalie Pinguet, Superights’ deputy general manager, will introduce the 52-episode animated show to buyers at Annecy’s four-day MIFA market, which kicked off Tuesday […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Tencent Video, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Annecy Festival, Superights, Superprod Group, Nathalie Pinguet Superights

2021 Annecy Animation Festival: Key Takes, from the Festival’s Massive U.S. Support, to the YA Boom & Buzz Titles

The 2021 Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival officially opens this Monday evening to a sense of palpable excitement. On-site attendance will not reach the 5,000 delegate cap. “But our goal this year was not to break records, simply to welcome people,” says Mickael Marin, CEO of Annecy organizer Citia. “Our duty is to celebrate animation […]
Tags: News, Global, Features, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Annecy, Annecy Animation Festival, Annecy Intl Animation Film Festival, Citia, Mickaël Marin

Netflix, Nexus Reveal Helena Bonham Carter, Dizzee Rascal For New Adult Animation ‘The House’ at Annecy

Netflix has announced that a host of bold-name British stars – including actor Helena Bonham Carter and rapper Dizzee Rascal – will join the cast of its quirky new animated series “The House.” The announcement was made during a session at the Annecy International Animation Festival, where Netflix offered fans a sneak peak at the […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, House, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Helena Bonham Carter, Dizzee Rascal, Annecy, Annecy International Animation Festival