The Annecy International Animation Festival has announced some details on some of the films and shows being showcased during the event, which is taking place in Annecy, France, from 11th to 17th June 2023.
Disney will be attending the event this year and will be showcasing a number of shows and films, including “Visions”, “Elemental”, “Win Or Lose”, and “Wish”.
On Monday, 12th June 2023, Sony Pictures Animation has also announced that it will be premiering a new documentary called “The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story”.
On Tuesday, 13th June 2023, there will be a special presentation about the Disney+ Original short series, “Star Wars: Visions, taking a look behind the scenes of “Screecher’s Reach”, “In the Stars” and “The Spy Dancer”, a making of the series and presentation of three episodes directed respectively by Cartoon Saloon, Punkrobot and La Cachette studios. These “Star Wars: Visions” shorts will be available on Disney+ on May 4th 2023.
On Wednesday, 14th June 2023, Disney will be showcasing a first look at the anthology Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, which is going to be coming soon to Disney+. This special will share details of the making of the show and give a presentation of three films by their directors.
Netflix is also going to be offering a special screening of the eagerly awaited animation film Nimona, directed by Troy Quane and Nick Bruno and adapted from the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, as well as a Making of in the presence of the film crew. This film was originally developed by Disney’s Blue Sky Studios but was cancelled, and the project moved to Netflix.
And on Friday, 16th June 2023, Disney will be doing a special presentation of “Elemental”, which has been directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream. Pixar Animation Studios will also present an early look at never-before-seen materials from its first-ever original series “Win or Lose”, which is coming soon to Disney+.
In celebration of 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios, the event will enjoy several delights including:
An all-new short from Walt Disney Animation Studio directed by Trent Correy and Dan Abraham screened during the Opening Ceremony.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee returns to Annecy to share details about the all-new original feature film Wish, for which she is both Executive Producer and a writer on the project.
Fantasia 2000, directed by Eric Goldberg, Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy
Jennifer Lee and Eric Goldberg will present a special screening of “Fantasia 2000”
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