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Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit

Chased by commandos, Agent Nick Morgan is on the run in the multiverse! To escape, he jumps between parallel Earths including a polluted industrial hellscape, a planet where dinosaurs evolved into humanoids, and a deadly fungi world.   Techno-fantasy from FutureDude Entertainment The multi-media products already fully developed are: 7-issue comic book mini-series (in stores now) World Junip...

Animaze Daze to Award Winners of Le MIAFF 2015 during The Animation Day in Cannes

MIAFF 2015 Winners Octavio Nadal and Patricia Primon from Aura Films) will take the prize for Best Feature in MIAFF Competition: Anima Buenos Aires by Maria Veronica Ramirez Matteo Lovadina CEO - Sales & Acquisitions and Zoe Rabayrol with ReelSuspects will receive the Sensum Award: Manieggs: Revenge of the hard egg, dir. Zoltán Miklósy. Bruno Chatelin ( founder) will pick up the prizes for Audience Award for Best Sho...

First Animation Day at Cannes 2015

By Martin I. Petrov, Montreal Intl Animation FF Coordinator  The first Animation Day at the Cannes Film Festival, that took place today at the Horyou Village, located at the grounds of Le Grand Hotel Cannes created a fertile ground for animation producers, filmmakers and animation lovers to share news around their work, while attending a panel discussion and a screening of Best Of films from MIAFF 2015. Among the films screened were The Best Short Film Winner Aubade, directed by Mauro Ca...

Your Invitation to attend the Celebrations of The Animation Day in Cannes at Horyou Village

The Horyou Village is located 45 La Croisette In The Grand Hotel Gardens. Program for the Celebration of Animation for the first time in Cannes will include the following topics, but also a few surprises. PRESENTED BY FILMFESTIVALS.COM AND ANIMAZE DAZE in Partnership with Horyou   The Animation In Focus Online Newsletter by to be released May 18th Evening Submit press releases to, book an ad to be featured with a prominent ...

Tale Droppers, from The Epic Adventures of Breezy and the Tales of the Magic Droppers

Check the “Marketing Book”, the culmination of many years of creative and business planning. We sincerely hope you enjoy reviewing it as much as we enjoyed creating it.  Please review the e-magazine marketing book,  which will showcase the multimedia franchise opportunity that stems from this property...such as books, films, tv shows, comic series, board games, computer games, apps, edutainment virtual academy and a branded theme park, which will be based in AEGEA ...

Vincent the Artist Animation by 19th Day Pictures

Vincent, a lovable young animated character dreams of being a great artist, against the wishes of his father. Determined, he sets out on a journey to follow his destiny, and in doing so discovers life’s biggest lessons as he travels to New York and joins the circus… all of it revealed through the brilliant artwork of Vincent Van Gogh.   Visit the site at:   See the 4-minute animated promo at:

Animated Film “Anne Frank’s Diary” Set To Release Online This Fall

First animated adaptation of “Anne Frank’s Diary” to stream online and VOD Press Reviews   Critically-acclaimed feature “Anne Frank’s Diary” will release its new remastered 2015 HD version on VOD and online platforms this Fall. “Anne Frank’s Diary” is the first animated feature film adaption of the widely popular book, produced by Globe Trotter Network (France) and A-N Committee (Japan), in collaboration with the Anne Frank Fonds...

HP Panel with DreamWorks Animation’s Kate Swanborg, Head of Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances May 18th

HP is holding at the Hotel Majestic an exclusive presentation with DreamWorks Animation’s Kate Swanborg, Head of Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances. Kate will deliver a behind-the-scenes look at the technology needed to create a world-class, CG animated movie. She will reveal how DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning engineers, filmmakers and artists use HP solutions to create the flying dragons and kung fu fighting pandas in its award-winning films. What: HP Prese...

Animation Day at Cannes 2015 a Bona Fide Success by All who Attended!

Animation Day in Cannes produced in partnership with Animaze and with support of was a big success. The event corresponds to an obvious need for more panels and a unification of animation activity at the world's biggest film festival and market. The program took place at Horyou Village located at the Grand Hotel gardens. Under a balmy blue Cannes sky the panel began with an introduction by Bruno Chatelin of who introduced  the concept beh...

Animation Day in Cannes

Today marked the festival's Animation Day that was filled with both big screen premieres in addition to smaller platform discussions about the current environment of this sector of the film industry. Over at HorYou village, winners from Montreal's Animaze animation film festival were presented along with their works. Anima Buenos Aires won best film with a beautiful piece of work that seemed like a seemless sketch all the way through.'s own Bruno Chatelin a...

Animation Day

Photos from Animation Day in Cannes today     By Maya Kirby ...

Animation Takes Cannes

Animation Takes on Cannes Film Festival Today, filmgoers, writers, directors and producers alike gathered at the Horyou Village on the Croisette, to attend the Film Festival's Animation Day. There was a panel to discuss the ups and downs of the animation film industry, the passion it takes to create such work and tips all about the writing, up to the promotion.  Afterwards, a short question/comment section was held in which the panelists did their best to guide other filmmakers in t...

Mike Griggs looked into the future of Animation for us herewith 5 new animation trends he saw for 2015

From apps to online ads to big screen movies, these animation trends are set to dominate.   Whether CG or traditional, animation isn't just about the big Hollywood movies. It's a discipline in demand across a range of media channels, from apps to advertising, websites to music videos and beyond. Plus the distinction between live action and animation is narrowing all the time, as shown in two of the biggest hits of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy and Daw...

Animation For A Cause: Why use animation, how...

Excellent video from Animation for a Cause on a theme that was really close to the theme of our Panel at Animation Day in Cannes at Horyou Village. ...

Global Animation Industry 2015: Strategies, Trends and Opportunities

Interesting reading,we recommend.   The rapid advancement of technology has made computer animation available to the masses and the animation industry is one of the fastest growing industries. The demand for animated entertainment has expanded with the increase in broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV along with the growing popularity of the Internet. In the past, animation series were aimed at children aged nine and below. In recent years however, TV stations have been producing...

Multimedia franchise opportunities around The Tale droppers

  Check the “Marketing Book”, the culmination of many years of creative and business planning. We sincerely hope you enjoy reviewing it as much as we enjoyed creating it.  Please review the e-magazine marketing book,  which will showcase the multimedia franchise opportunity that stems from this property...such as books, films, tv shows, comic series, board games, computer games, apps, edutainment virtual academy and a branded theme pa...

PIXAR Panel with “Inside Out” director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera at AMPAV

May 19th 10:00am - 11:00am American Pavilion Limited seats TimesTalks Presents: DISNEY PIXAR'S “INSIDE OUT” CAST AND CREATIVE Check out this fascinating, fun talk with “Inside Out” director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera—the team behind the Oscar-winning film “Up”—plus award-winning actors Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith, who provide the voices of Joy, Disgust, Anger and Sadness in this original new mov...

Press Reviews for ANNE FRANK’S DIARY

Press Reviews ANNE FRANK’S DIARY (animated film) International sales : Contact : 01132474993581 (ADLEEK SA copyright GlobeTrotter Network)     « The Film has moved me and I want to congratulate you for the high standard and sensibility in producing this film. I am sure it will be successfull not only with the young audiences, but also for the elder generations. Yes, Anne Frank would have loved your adaptation» Bud...

2015 Juries at Annecy

  Feature films Short films TV and commissioned films Graduation films and Off-Limits short films The jury members will have the delicate task of choosing among the competing films and bestowing 18 official awards, including the Cristal for short films and the Cristal for feature films. Check out the jury members for Annecy 2015. Features films ...

Annecy has Programme of 31 projects for the Mifa Pitches

31 projects have been selected and will be presented during the Mifa Pitch sessions from 17th to 19th June. This year, a record number of around 300 projects were submitted with 31 that made the cut for their potential and originality. During the Mifa, you'll be able to attend the presentations of these original projects in their first phase of development. To promote animation projects coming out of countries with limited production capacities, a new category of pitches has a...

5 Days Left to Support Bill Plympton's New Animated Project 'Revengeance'

< "REVENGEANCE is my 8th hand-drawn animated feature film and the first being done with a creative partner, writer/artist Jim Lujan!" Good luck Bill we at love you and love your work. ...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – A week full of animated highlights

With about 80,000 visitors the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) came to an end on Sunday, May 10, 2015. The organizers are totally satisfied with this resonance. Despite unfavourable circumstances like the rail strike of Deutsche Bahn, which took place during the whole festival week, the record of 2014 almost could be reached. The visitors witnessed over 1,000 films in about 200 single events. For the first time two events were shown online with a livestreaming, it was used by abo...

Animation Production Day 2015 – The success story continues

For the first time a contract for a European co-production has been signed directly at APD   The biggest yet Animation Production Day (APD) came to an end in Stuttgart at the evening of May 8. Around 120 participants from 12 different countries negotiated co-operations for the 37 selected animation projects showcased in this year’s APD in Stuttgart’s L-Bank in over 450 one-to-one meetings. The total production volume of these projects is around 130 million Euros. APD is th...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015 – Animated Com Award

Within the 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film the best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the evening of May 8, 2015 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart at the Animated Com Award (ACA). In this competition the best applied animation in the fields of advertising, spatial communication and technology are awarded. Also the special prizes Future needs Derivation – Individual Mobility by the Daimler AG and the Lapp Connected Award by U. I. Lapp GmbH h...

Awards at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

First awards at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – The Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series was awarded to „Cleo“ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón. Furthermore the awarding of the German Animation Screenplay Award took place, winner is „Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt“ by Jan Berger.   At 22nd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film two prizes have been awarded within the event „Stories and Series in the New Ca...

Quick Profile of ORI ANIMATION in Cannes with animation

ORI ANIMATION (     ORI ANIMATION CO., LTD China, founded in August, 2006, is a national animation enterprise authorized by the Chinese Government. With over 120 million dollars total assets, ORI is equipped with more than 280 high-technical employees, building partnership with over 20 animation production teams at home and abroad. By the end of 2014, ORI has completed 5 original animated feature ...

Animation Production Day 2015 is expanding

  “Producers Meet Producers”, the new event in the Animation Production Day 2015 programme, promises to be a great success – 76 producers have signed up for it. New funding from the German Federal Film Board (FFA) has created a positive stimulus. With 120 participants from 12 different countries and 37 selected projects with a combined production volume of 130 million Euros, this is the biggest APD yet.     Animation Production Day (organised by t...

Art Installation for Animaze by Fabian and Fred

A N I M A Z E  L E M I A F F We asked Fabian and Fred to design something special for us based on their art to celebrate Animaze and le Miaff. The Gif Alphabebet / Animation, Installation Every letter of the alphabet illustrated and animated in a different style, altogether representing the spirit of classic flying gifs. The reduction of the quality as well as the choice of styles is inspired by the gif culture...

Salute to our Partner in Animation Day in Cannes: Horyou 'Connecting for Good' with Animation in mind

Horyou, the Social Network for Social Good, presents Horyou Village at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, cinema’s premiere celebration and an epicenter of talent and creativity. For 12 days, Horyou Village will highlight the values of social good through the lenses of art, culture and diversity. Horyou invites media of all varieties to visit and cover this inaugural affair, where notable personalities and non-profit organizations from around the world will join efforts to spread pos...


Save The Date for The Animation Day in Cannes at Horyou Village May 18th

May 18th  will mark the Celebration of Animation for the first time in Cannes, the program for the launching edition will include the following topics. The Animation In Focus Online Newsletter by Highlights on Animation Trends : Panels at Horyou Village May 18 Best of Animaze screenings Program to be announced LE MIAFF Awards Ceremony Launch and announcements on Animaze Daze Shorts competition Launch of the R...


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