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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

Inaugural Quirino Ibero-American Animation Awards Winners Announced

Saturday, April 7 marked the debut edition of the Quirino Awards ceremony. Held in the Canary Island city of Tenerife, the event was created to celebrate Ibero-American animation, and to create links within the industry across the Atlantic. In addition to Saturday night’s awards ceremony, an Ibero-American co-production forum was held over the two days […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 8th, 2018

Ventana Sur: Quirino Awards to Launch in April in Tenerife

The inaugural Quirino Awards, pioneering Ibero-American animation prizes, will take place over April 6-7 in Tenerife, one of Spain’s biggest Canary Islands, in an event which also embraces a co-production forum and an animation conference. The awards, aimed at celebrating the animation talent and industry of the Latin America Spain and Portugal and to build […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 30th, 2017

‘Tad, the Lost Explorer,’ ‘Lila’s Book,’ ‘Paper Port’ and ‘Tiniest Man’ among Quirino Award Frontrunners

BARCELONA —  “Lila’s Book,” “Paper Port,” “The Tiniest Man in the World” and “Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas” are among animated features and TV series shortlisted for the inaugural Ibero-American Quirino Awards, which take place on the Canary Island of Tenerife on April 6-7. Awards range across nine categories: Feature, […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 2nd, 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: ‘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

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

A First Look at Guadalajara Film Festival’s Ibero-American Fiction Competition Selection

Each year the Guadalajara Film Festival features a carefully curated selection of fiction and documentary films, recent and brand-new, from Mexico, and throughout Ibero-America, to the Jalisco capital. This year’s competition runs from March 9-16, and boasts 17 Ibero-American fiction features, 19 documentaries and more shorts than you can shake a churro at. Here are the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 22nd, 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

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

Adorable Alert! DJ Khaled"s One-Year-Old Asahd Lands The Cover Of Paper Magazine!!

Barely one and Asahd Khaled already has his own cover of Paper magazine! And from the #BreakTheInternet collection no less! On Monday, the glossy unveiled DJ Khaled's son's editorial from the Winter 2017 issue, which has the tiny mogul posing in flashy tracksuits in front of miniature luxury vehicles! Related: Asahd Shines On The MTV VMAs Red Carpet The [...] Barely one and Asahd Khaled already has his own cover of Paper magazine! And from the #BreakTheInternet collection no less! On Monday, the glossy unveiled DJ Khaled's son's editorial from the Winter 2017 issue, which has the tiny mogul posing in flashy tracksuits in front of miniature luxury vehicles! Related: Asahd Shines On The MTV VMAs Red Carpet The cuteness can't be contained! Take a peek at it all (below): New cover alert 🚨!!!!!! @asahdkhaled on the cover of @papermagazine !!!!! Photographer: @JUCOPhoto Stylist: @terrellish Media: @tammyfyi @fyibrandgroup #BreakTheInternetA post shared by DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:25am PST Hey everybody #BreakTheInternet PAPER MAG cover is out! Get ready!!! 😜 @JUCOPhoto @terrellish @tammyfyi @fyibrandgroupA post shared by Asahd Tuck Khaled (@asahdkhaled) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:22am PST Major kid alert ‼️ 🔑 #BreakTheInternet 📷 @JUCOPhoto Styling by @terrellishA post shared by Paper Magazine (@papermagazine) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:12am PST Meet @asahdkhaled, the Fresh Prince of Hip-Hop, on papermag.com #BreakTheInternet 📷 @JUCOPhoto Styling by @terrellishA post shared by Paper Magazine (@papermagazine) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:14am PST He’s the one 🔑 #BreakTheInternet 📷 @JUCOPhoto Styling by @terrellishA post shared by Paper Magazine (@papermagazine) on Dec 4, 2017 at 9:15am PST [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 4th, 2017

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: 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

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

Mexico’s Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards Honor TV Series for First Time

In a nod to the exponential growth of quality TV series, Mexico’s Fenix Ibero-American Film Awards have included television content among the nominees this year. The selection is determined by Cinema23 which is comprised of 700 film professionals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Nominees for the 4th Fenix Awards include 20 feature films, nine […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 11th, 2017

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

Lea Michele Tells Jimmy Fallon She Stole Toilet Paper from the White House - Watch Here!

Lea Michele made an appearance on last night’s (October 9) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and told a hilarious story about a unique souvenir she stole while visiting the White House. The 31-year-old actress told host Jimmy that she and her Glee cast mates visited the White House a few years ago [...] Lea Michele made an appearance on last night’s (October 9) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and told a hilarious story about a unique souvenir she stole while visiting the White House. The 31-year-old actress told host Jimmy that she and her Glee cast mates visited the White House a few years ago and she couldn’t resist taking a few squares of the iconic building with her. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lea Michele “At one point I went to bathroom and I noticed that the toilet paper has the White House seal on it, and I was like, I’ve gotta take this. I’ve gotta take it!,” Lea recalled. “And I just started taking the toilet paper and I stuffed it down my pants, and I still have it to this day!” Lea also promoted the series premiere of her new ABC show Mayor – Watch below! Lea Michele Smuggled Toilet Paper Out of the White House Click inside to watch the rest of Lea Michele’s appearance on The Tonight Show… Lea Michele Reunited with Her ‘Glee’ Co-Stars in NYC.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 10th, 2017