Chris Meledandri, a pioneering animation entrepreneur and creative force behind Universal's family movie business, will be the first-ever recipient of a new prize: Mifa & Variety's Animation…
Annecy Animation Film Festival
For animation lovers, peering inside the walls of Studio Ghibli is like being granted a guided tour of Santa's workshop.
Through an unusual blend of realistic storytelling and childlike imagination, a little-known, never-before-filmed chapter of Japanese history comes to light.
PARIS– Brazilian musician-turned-director Ale Abreu's “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…
Within the oeuvre of DreamWorks Animation, "How to Train Your Dragon" was anything but typical. So when the film went on to earn nearly half a billion dollars, director Dean DeBlois asked himself why…
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…
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…
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…
Until last month, when Pixar finally released a synopsis for the toon studio's 15th feature, precious little was known about "Inside Out," which takes place entirely inside the mind of an 11-year-old…
Five years ago, "Up" raised audiences' expectations of what could be possible in animation. Over the course of a short montage, director Pete Docter spanned the decades of a lifelong love story.