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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • 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...
  • Ale Abreu's 'The Boy and the World' Wins Pair of Awards at Annecy

    PARIS- Brazilian musician-turned-director Ale Abreu's "The Boy and the World" won the crystal award for best film and the audience nod at the 38th Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival which wrapped today. The win of "The Boy and the World" (pictured...
  • 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"...
  • Review: 'Maleficent' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Maleficent' ★&#9733 1/2
    The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly...
  • 'Untold story' casts Maleficent in a new light

    'Untold story' casts Maleficent in a new light
    Classic fairy tales usually feature similar character traits and story elements – a damsel in distress, true love, heroes and villains. But what do you get when the hero and villain are one and the same? Maleficent. Originally appearing in Disney&...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • British Film Institute Ties Funds to Diversity Goals

    The British Film Institute has implemented new requirements to ensure that productions that are supported by U.K. Lottery funding through the BFI Film Fund reflect the diversity of the country. Starting Sept. 1, all projects receiving BFI Film Fund...
  • Q&A: Signe Baumane Talks 'Rocks in my Pocket' and Animated Metaphors

    Animation is Latvian-born filmmaker Signe Baumane's way of openly sharing personal and family stories of both depression and hope. After having made 12 award-winning animated shorts, Baumane turned her focus to creating her first feature-length film...
  • Paramount Nabs 'Frozen' Animator Lino DiSalvo from Disney

    In an ambitious move to expand animation, Paramount Pictures has tapped Lino DiSalvo -- who served as head of animation for Disney's "Frozen" -- as the new creative director for Paramount Animation. The announcement was made Friday by Adam Goodman, who...
  • ‘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 […]...
  • Comic-Con: Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max,’ more

     
    Peter Jackson is leaving Middle-earth long enough to stop by Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Oscar-winning filmmaker will appear […]...