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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' packs emotional firepower in a rip-roaring ride

    From the fashionable day-old scruff on Hiccup's 20-year-old Viking chin to the amped-up fire power of Toothless, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" has made good use of the years since the villagers of Berk and the boy who'd rather not be chief first charmed...
  • Ile de France Film Commission's Ecoprod Bows Nicolas Deveaux' Short

    ANNECY- The Ile de France Film Commission has selected Nicolas Deveaux' two-minute animated short, "La girafe et le pique-boeuf" to promote Ecoprod, a collective whose goal is to reduce the environmental footprint of productions. Produced by Paris-...
  • Leading Czech Filmmaker Alice Nellis to Script 'Even Mice Belong in Heaven'

    Czech writer-director Alice Nellis, whose film "Revival" won the audience award at Karlovy Vary last year, has come on board as the scriptwriter for animated feature "Even Mice Belong in Heaven." The project was pitched Tuesday at Annecy Intl. Animation...
  • First-timer Cedric Lachenaud Joins Favola for 'Leaving the Nest'

    First-time director Cedric Lachenaud is teaming with producer Gregory Baranes, founder of French outfit Favola Films, to develop animated adventure comedy pic "Leaving the Nest." Selected by Annecy's Mifa market, the project was pitched Tuesday as part...
  • Juck Somsaman: Why the Asian Pacific Animation Scene Is Booming

    One of the key narratives at the Annecy festival's International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is the burgeoning attendance of participants from Asia. Variety spoke to Juck Somsaman from Thailand's The Monk Studios, whose "Duck Fight: Fist of the Feather"...
  • ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′: Jay Baruchel finds joy in voicing Hiccup

     
    For the stars of “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which opens in theaters Friday, the potential challenges of voice […]...
  • Disney On Ice's new "Frozen" coming to Philly

     
    It seems like a combination that was meant to be - "Frozen" and ice-skating! Feld Entertainment announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will be the Academy Award winning and #1 animated feature film of all time, Disney's “Frozen.”...
  • French TV Animation Production Drops 16% and Theatrical Admissions of Toons Fall 18.6% in 2012

    ANNECY, France -- French TV animation production dropped 16.3% to 181.8 million Euros ($246.7 million) while theatrical admissions of animated features fell 18.6% to 26.4 million tickets sold in 2012. Figures were unveiled on Wednesday in Annecy,...
  • TV Review: 'The Escape Artist'

    A summer trifle from "Masterpiece Mystery!," "The Escape Artist" is a thriller without much in the way of thrills, but it wriggles out enough twists -- and the pleasure of David Tennant and Sophie Okonedo -- to lure an audience blessed with the patience...
  • '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' battle for No. 1

    '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' battle for No. 1
    A summer sequel showdown kicks off this weekend as Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum race Toothless  the dragon for the top of the box-office charts. Two new movies -- "22 Jump Street," from Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and DreamWorks...
  • Sylvain Chomet Steps Up for 'The Thousand Miles' (EXCLUSIVE)

    ANNECY- Sylvain Chomet, the Oscar-nominated French director of "The Illusionist" (pictured above) and "The Triplets of Belleville," is moving forward with "The Thousand Miles," teaming with London-based studio Th1ng to create the animation. Developed and...