Tuesday, June 15, 2021

John Hopewell

Trio of Young Directors Bring to Life Children’s Best-Sellers in TeamTO Projects Presented at Annecy

TeamTO is unveiling a trio of cosy winter story animation projects at Annecy after nabbing TV, film and licensing rights to three popular children’s books. TeamTO aims to produce three individual specials for the 2022-2023 winter season suitable for...

Top French Animation House Folivari Sets ‘Carmen’ Adaptation from Sébastien Laudenbach (EXCLUSIVE)

Didier Brunner – producer of “The Triplets of Belleville,” “The Secret of Kells” and “Ernest and Celestine” – is readying his next production, ’Prends Garde à toi!,’ an adaptation of the ‘Carmen’ story led by one of France’s freest...

Superights, Tencent Video Seal Global Distribution Deal for ‘The Adventures of Little Penguin’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Announcing its second major rights pick-up in a matter of days, Superights, part of France’s Superprod Group, has secured global distribution rights to Tencent Video’s slapstick series “The Adventure of Little Penguin.” Nathalie Pinguet, Superights’ deputy general manager, will...

2021 Annecy Animation Festival: Key Takes, from the Festival’s Massive U.S. Support, to the YA Boom & Buzz Titles

The 2021 Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival officially opens this Monday evening to a sense of palpable excitement. On-site attendance will not reach the 5,000 delegate cap. “But our goal this year was not to break records, simply to...

Annecy’s Women in Animation World Summit: ‘Draw Us A Better Universe,’ Warner Bros. Diversity Lead Urges

A key creative from the team advising Warner Bros. Television on how it can bolster diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in its content creation has reached out to urge animators to “draw a better universe into existence”. Kicking off...

Lightdox Snares Worldwide Rights to Stefan Pavlovic’s Visions du Reel Winner ‘Looking for Horses’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Swiss sales outfit Lightdox has snapped up worldwide rights to Stefan Pavlovic’s experimental documentary “Looking for Horses,” winner of the Burning Lights competition at April’s Visions du Reel in Switzerland, where it world premiered. Said Lightdox co-founder and CEO...

Marvel’s Victoria Alonso on Exploring Diversity and Inclusion through ‘What If’ and the Hunt for Global Animation Partnerships

In Marvel’s character universe, what if British secret agent Peggy Carter was injected with super soldier serum, rather than her boyfriend, Steve Rogers? During Women in Animation’s virtual fireside chat on Monday at Annecy, with Marvel Studios’ EVP Victoria...

‘Disposable,’ ‘Ghost Bros,’ ‘Olivia and the Shadows’ to Pitch at Annecy’s La Liga Event

“Disposable,” “Ghost Bros” and “Olivia and the Shadows” feature among projects to be pitched from Monday June 14 at at an Ibero-American Animation Focus held at Annecy’s Mifa market and backed by Argentina’s Ventana Sur section Animation!, Spain’s Quirino...

Superights Adds ‘Croco Doc,’ ‘Hidden Waste’ & ’Giuseppe’ to Annecy Sales Slate

Superights, the upscale distribution arm of France’s Superprod Group, a co-producer on Tomm Moore’s Academy Award-nominated “Song of the Sea,” has licensed international rights to three new series, securing properties produced out of France, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. The...

Federation Kids & Family to Distribute ‘Kung Fu Wa!’ From China’s Tencent Video and UYoung Media

Underscoring the rising global attraction of Chinese animation, Federation Kids & Family, the premium kids content distribution arm of Federation Ent., will partner with China’s Tencent Video and UYoung Media on the two companies’ kids animated action comedy series...

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