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Annecy: Lunes Animation Studio Readies ‘Sisters,’ ‘Forest Ranger’

ANNECY, France  —  Santiago de Chile’s Lunes Animation Studio will produce the upcoming TV shows “My Sisters” and “Tom, the Forest Ranger,” both in development stage. The series will be presented to potential buyers and partners at the TV Series & Specials and Animation du Monde Mifa Pitches respectively. The South American production company was […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 14th, 2018

12 Takes on Annecy 2018

ANNECY, France —  France’s Annecy Festival, the world’s biggest animation meet, opens its doors June 11. Here are 12 takes on this year’s edition, and the state of the animation business: 1.ANNECY BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORDS, AGAIN This will be the largest Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival ever. One week out, accreditations for its Intl. Animation […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 11th, 2018

Annecy: 10 Shorts Not to Miss at the Festival

ANNECY, France — We’re not saying these are the best shorts at Annecy this year. Nor the forerunners for prizes. Chosen principally from the shorts in the short film competition, and buzzed up titles hitting Annecy, they are, however, undeniable proof of the huge creativity of contemporary Annecy. If Annecy is about discovery, much is […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 11th, 2018

WIA, Les Femmes S’Animent Set Sponsors, Live-Stream for Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy

The Women in Animation World Summit from the Women in Animation organization and Les Femmes S’Animent will be held on Monday, June 11, at the Imperial Palace Hotel in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Festival and MIFA 2018. Summit sponsors include DreamWorks Animation, Netflix, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Blue Sky Studios, Paramount Animation, Pixar, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 6th, 2018

Annecy: Quirino Awards Will Draft White Paper on Ibero-American Animation

ANNECY, France—The Quirino Awards will draft a white paper for Ibero-American animation, the event’s promoter José Luis Farias announced in Annecy. According to Farias, the idea is to update, consolidate and catalog vital statistics from the region’s animation industries, including information on ongoing animation projects. “There’s no exhaustive radiography of the Ibero-American animation industry so far. […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 14th, 2018

Annecy: ‘Inzomnia,’ ‘Viking Tales,’ ‘Color Monsters’ Offered By Pixelatl At Annecy

ANNECY, France– One feature,”Inzomnia,” and four TV series will be presented at Mifa’s Territory Focus devoted to Mexico in a pitching session to take place on Wednesday at the Annecy Animation Festival. The event is organized by Mexican confab for animation Pixelatl. “Inzomnia” is Mexico’s first stop-motion animation feature and is directed by first-timer Luis […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 13th, 2018

Jean-Claude Van Damme & Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank Almost Got Into A Fight At Comic-Con — Get The Crazy Story!

A brawl from the stuff of Comic-Con fan-fiction nearly became a reality when Jean-Claude Van Damme *almost* threw down with Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank over the weekend! For those who don't know, the two stars have had an ongoing beef since Van Damme and Frank exchanged nasty words at the 1995 premiere of Mighty [...] A brawl from the stuff of Comic-Con fan-fiction nearly became a reality when Jean-Claude Van Damme *almost* threw down with Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank over the weekend! For those who don't know, the two stars have had an ongoing beef since Van Damme and Frank exchanged nasty words at the 1995 premiere of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Yes, this feud goes way back. Frank publically challenged Van Damme to a fight in 2010, but the Bloodsport star never responded... until La Mole Comic-Con on Saturday! Frank was asked to share his green room with the Belgian action star and his 20-person entourage at the Mexico City convention. Frank agreed, despite their turbulent past, but soon learned Van Damme was still holding a grudge. Related: Male Models Got Into A Huge Brawl In NYC! After signing autographs at the event, Frank went back to his green room to find that Van Damme's security staff was blocking off anyone from entering -- including the person the room was arranged for in the first place. Rather than make a stink about it, Frank secured a different room from an event promoter and got some food and rest while waiting for Van Damme to leave his room. As the MMA fighter was speaking with the promoter about a future engagement, a member of Van Damme's entourage told him that the action star insisted they take a photo together before leaving. After Van Damme's crew came out with a bunch of cameras, Frank knew it was "all a setup" -- and he was right, because that's when Van Damme confronted him demanding an apology! Speaking to FloCombat, the Green Ranger remembered: "All of his crew comes out and everybody has their cameras out and he has this professional camera, I'm not sure if he's shooting a reality show or what, but all the cameras are on and he comes out of the room and straight up to me and he goes, 'Hey you like writing articles about people, you want to beat my ass? You gonna apologize for that?' And I said nope. He goes, 'You think you can still beat my ass?' and I said yeah." With the cameras rolling, Van Damme said if Frank wanted a fight, "let's throw down." But apparently, the 57-year-old was all talk! After the two stars squared up against each other, both agreeing to an MMA-style brawl, Frank grabbed Van Damme and put him in a headlock against the wall. Video: Harry Styles' Kiwi Video Is Full Of Food Fights & Puppies! Van Damme froze up, however, seemingly taken back that Frank was actually ready to fight at Comic-Con. Frank explained: "I clinched him up and pushed him back, not in a violent way, in a respectful way that if you want to do this, let's do this. The whole time everybody is filming me and no security people are coming but everybody in his entourage is filming. So I clinched up with him and put him against the wall and he's talking and he froze up and I raised my knee and said, 'Do you want to this?' and he doesn't do anything so I let go." It was only after security broke up the fight that Van Damme got cocky once again, Frank continued: "Security came and broke it up and that's when he starts saying, 'Fuck you,' and I told him come on. Why don't you come in the cage or the ring? Why are you doing this at Comic Con?" Maybe JC was just trying to do a bit of live theater for the crowds? Or, more likely, didn't think the former Power Ranger would be down to throw fists in the middle of the convention. Looking back on the encounter, Frank said he's not holding a grudge against his one-time idol. But he's also never going to back down from a fight, especially one that was ambushed on him. Watch the heated moment for yourself (below). Moral of the story: you STILL don't fuck with Tommy! [Image via Guillermo Proano/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 8th, 2017

Lupita Nyong’o Transformed Into The Pink Power Ranger At Comic-Con & No One Had A Fucking Clue!

Lupita Nyong'o went from Black Panther star to Power Ranger! It turns out the actress attended Comic-Con to promote the upcoming Marvel movie, but decided to actually check out the convention by going incognito as the Pink Power Ranger! Need proof? Lupita so graciously blessed fans with an Instagram video of her having a blast in her [...] Lupita Nyong'o went from Black Panther star to Power Ranger! It turns out the actress attended Comic-Con to promote the upcoming Marvel movie, but decided to actually check out the convention by going incognito as the Pink Power Ranger! Need proof? Lupita so graciously blessed fans with an Instagram video of her having a blast in her costume: Did you see me at Comic Con?! #SDCC2017A post shared by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on Jul 26, 2017 at 9:58am PDT Amazing! She's not the only celeb to ever go incognito at Comic-Con either! You need to see some of these disguises... CLICK HERE to view "Stars Who've Gone Incognito At Comic-Con!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Who've Gone Incognito At Comic-Con!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Who've Gone Incognito At Comic-Con!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Who've Gone Incognito At Comic-Con!" CLICK HERE to view "Stars Who've Gone Incognito At Comic-Con!" [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 26th, 2017

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 […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 11th, 2018

Warner Bros.’ ‘Looney Tunes’ Gets Thunderous Reception at Annecy

ANNECY, France — The big new news from Warner Animation Group – a short-format revival of the Looney Tunes Cartoons​ franchise – went down, with o​ne​ short “The Curse of the Monkey Bird” screening​ to thunderous applause at a sneak peek Monday in Annecy. Part of an Annecy Fest Look Ahead by Warner Animation Group […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 11th, 2018

Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11,’ ‘Dam Keeper’ Triumph at Buoyant Festival

ANNECY, France — Denis Do’s semi-autobiographical story, set against the Khmer Rouge’s brutal reign-of-terror, took the top Cristal at the 2018 Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival. Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” a moral co-victor, swept three awards, including two key trophies: the Annecy Audience Award, the statue that really counts for distributors and sales agents, and […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 16th, 2018

Khloe Kardashian’s New Show Is As Creative As They Come

I wonder where Khloe Kardashian gathered inspiration to create a show about a group of sisters whose lives strayed off the straight and narrow path of being decent people. The series she’s planning on producing is called “Twisted Sisters” which is a title that probably didn’t take longer than sixty seconds to put together. The […] The post Khloe Kardashian’s New Show Is As Creative As They Come appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. I wonder where Khloe Kardashian gathered inspiration to create a show about a group of sisters whose lives strayed off the straight and narrow path of being decent people. The series she’s planning on producing is called “Twisted Sisters” which is a title that probably didn’t take longer than sixty seconds to put together. The revolutionary genius level thinking doesn’t stop there either, mastermind Khloe is confused on whether to make the show about sisters who kill each other or sisters who kill other people. Move over Scorsese, the future is looking so woman right now. Just some advice, if she would like to milk the show for everything it’s worth in true Kardashian form, it’d be a great idea to not kill off main characters. So if she’s leaning towards the idea of having the sisters killing each other it wouldn’t last longer than a season. Two tops, only if the plot twist involves the brothers becoming sisters later on in the series through sex changes. Khloe Kardashian is taking another stab at television — but she’s doing it behind the cameras, and focusing on family with a sick twist … sisters who kill. The soon-to-be mother announced Monday she’s partnering with the Investigation Discovery network to develop a new true-crime TV show called “Twisted Sisters.” Khloe will executive produce the 6-part series, which for now is set to debut sometime in 2019. In a statement to TMZ, Khloe says, “I am so excited to be bringing you ‘Twisted Sisters.’ As a self-proclaimed ‘true-crime addict’ there is no better way to tell these tales about the bonds that sisters possess and how they can go so terribly wrong.” The worst part about this entire ordeal is that Investigation Discovery is fully backing a woman that only ekes past being a certified butterface. At one time in her life she packed on more blubber around her face and waist than a beluga whale. She’s always been the heaviest and least attractive Kardashian so she’s probably going to base the episodes on the angry tirades she’s written in her diary. The show will more than likely be the many different ways she’s fantasized about killing Kim and Kourtney for being better at life than her. A Kardashian’s value is derived from the men they date. Kanye is highly respected in rap and Lord Disick is the most famous mental nutcase outside of an asylum. The first man Khloe married was a crackhead, she can’t even attract quality courters. I’d say spearheading a show about murdering siblings is more of an outlet for her than a change in careers. Whatever it is that she does and considers it to be her occupation. Photo Credit: Instagram / Backgrid USA / Splash News The post Khloe Kardashian’s New Show Is As Creative As They Come appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddApr 11th, 2018

New Details on ‘Playmobil: The Movie’ Spilled at Annecy Festival

ON Animation Studios unveiled new details and some footage of Lino Di Salvo’s anticipated “Playmobil: The Movie” during a work-in-progress session at Annecy Animation International Film Festival. Di Salvo, a Disney veteran who served as head of animation on “Frozen” and was animation supervisor on “Tangled” and “Bolt,” presented “Playmobil” via a recorded video and […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 14th, 2018

Netflix, ‘Dragon 3,’ ‘Ralph,’ Great Female Animators: 10 Takeaways from Annecy

1.NETFLIX Netflix took Annecy. It held a presentation, its first ever at Annecy, an effective coming out to the world animation industry. You could here a pin drop as Melissa Cobb, the highly popular ex-DreamWorks Animation executive, now Netflix EVP, expounded on Netflix priorities on stage. The audience warmed to Chilean Fernanda Frick’s exposition of […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 16th, 2018

Annecy: Kofmel’s Debut ‘Chris The Swiss’ Features at Annecy

ANNECY, France — Some of the best creativity in Hollywood is found in its animation. The same may be said of Europe. Anja Kofmel, an alum of Lucerne’s School of Design and Art and Paris’ École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, adds to the growing canon of Swiss animation with her feature film debut, “Chris […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 11th, 2018

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 […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 14th, 2018

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 […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 12th, 2018

YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes After Posting Video Filmed in "Japanese Suicide Forest" - E! Online

E! OnlineYouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes After Posting Video Filmed in "Japanese Suicide Forest"E! OnlineThe YouTube star recently traveled to Aokigahara, a forest in Japan that is referred to as "suicide forest" because it's the site of hundreds of suicides. According to New York Magazine, Logan decided to post a video from the area titled "We found a ...YouTube star Logan Paul apologizes after video showed apparent suicide victimCBS NewsYouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes for Video Filmed in 'Japanese Suicide Forest'Just JaredYouTuber Logan Paul Sorry for Posting Vid of Dead BodyTMZ.comMirror.co.uk -New York Magazine -TheWrap -Heavy.comall 24 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 2nd, 2018

YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes for Video Filmed in "Japanese Suicide Forest"

Logan Paul is being slammed for a new video he posted on YouTube, in which he found a dead man’s body hanging in the “Japanese Suicide Forest.” He was visiting Aokigahara, a forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. The 22-year-old YouTube star, who has over 15 million subscribers, put the video up [...] Logan Paul is being slammed for a new video he posted on YouTube, in which he found a dead man’s body hanging in the “Japanese Suicide Forest.” He was visiting Aokigahara, a forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. The 22-year-old YouTube star, who has over 15 million subscribers, put the video up on New Year’s Eve and included a disclaimer about seeking help if you are dealing with depression. He then said to his viewers, “This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted on this channel. I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.” In the video, the man’s body is blurred completely from a distance, but when they get closer, only his face was blurred. Logan can be heard asking the body, “Yo are you alive? Are you f–king with us?” The man’s “purple hands” are also noted. Logan has since deleted the video from his channel and released an apology Twitter. Click inside to read the lengthy apology letter… Logan Paul’s Apology Letter Where do I begin… Let’s start with this - I’m sorry. This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong. I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention. I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought “if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,” I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am. I do this sh*t every day. I’ve made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications. I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have & with great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again. I love everyone. I believe in people. I’m out here. Peace #Logang4Life Dear Internet, pic.twitter.com/42OCDBhiWg — Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 2, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 2nd, 2018

Annecy: Nimble Collective, Toon Boom Team to Bring Cloud-Based Animation Software Globally (EXCLUSIVE)

Nimble Collective, the startup co-founded by former DreamWorks Animation executive Rex Grignon, has entered a partnership with Canada-based software maker Toon Boom Animation to bring its digital solutions to Nimble’s cloud-based production platform. The agreement will allow studios, animation production teams and educational training facilities to acquire Toon Boom’s storyboard and animation software at lower […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 14th, 2018

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 […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 13th, 2018