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‘Monsters University’ to Open Annecy Toon Fest

'Despicable Me 2' also set to screen

France’s Annecy animated film festival will open June 10 with a special open-air screening of Disney’s “Monsters University.”

The feature toons set for competition are “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” from the U.S., France’s “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill,” India’s “Arjun, The Warrior Prince,” Spain’s “The Apostle,” France’s “Jasmine,” Japan’s “Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey,” South Africa’s “Khumba,” Brazil’s “A Story of Love and Fury,” and Italy’s “Pinocchio.”

Among the 14 0ut-of-competition features, “Consuming Spirits,” “Persistence of Vision” and “It’s a Beautiful Day” hail from the U.S.  On the film jury are Cartoon Network’s Brian Miller, helmer Robert Morgan and producer Didier Brunner of Les Armateurs. Other special screenings include “Despicable Me 2” and “Oggy and the Cockroaches.”

Several selections will be presented as works-in-progress, including “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” and Bill Plympton’s “Cheatin'”

The 37th edition of the fest runs June 10-15 in the picturesque French alps village of Annecy, with a new artistic director, Marcel Jean. This year Poland will be the featured country, with an homage to Polish animation master Jerzy Kucia.

The fest’s market, MIFA, runs June 12-14, with producers meetings, panels, pitch meetings and a focus on VFX planned for June 14.

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