If Cartoons on the Bay, which originated as a TV animation festival, is opening up to the entire panorama of kids’ TV, the Annecy animation Festival, scheduled to be held from 13-18 June 2016, is increasing the number of events dedicated to TV animation. Along side the Works in Progress on the features currently in production, from this year Annecy will also be presenting the WIP on TV series with four sessions that will make it possible, a bit like at Cartoon Forum, to learn in advance about four projects in production.
These include “Samurai Jack”, presented by the author himself, Genndy Tartakovsky who, after a ten year break, returns to the controls of a cult series for Cartoon Network.
This new edition will also offer a program about advertising animation and, for the first time, will pay tribute to French animation.
In addition to eight programs and four documentaries about the works produced on the other side of the Alps in recent years, the CNC- Centre national du Cinéma et de l’image animée will provide the figures on animated movies at an ad hoc meeting.
But that’s not all. For the first time the festival will include the award ceremony for the fourth edition of the Disney Art Challenge, an initiative by the Walt Disney Company France in partnership with RECA-Réseau des Ecoles de Cinéma d’Animation chaired by John Lasseter, the purpose of which is to shine the spotlight on the talent of French graphic arts students.
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