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Annecy Animation Festival has started, and several new and reimagined movies are coming.


Here are some of them:

Gkids has bought North American rights to “Phantom Boy,” the new animated feature from “A Cat in Paris” directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol.

“Phantom Boy” premieres Friday at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Gkids plans a theatrical release in spring 2016.

The film has a noir style similar to “A Cat in Paris,” which was also distributed by Gkids following its 2010 Oscar nomination for best animated feature. The movie was produced by Jacques-Remy Girerd and Annemie Degryse, and is a co-production of Folimage, Lunanime, France 3 Cinéma and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma.

“Phantom Boy” is set in New York and centers on a boy whose mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition.

France’s Les Armateurs, one of Europe’s most prestigious of animation production houses, has attached Paul Leluc, director of its TV toon series hit “The Long Long Holiday,” to helm “French Riviera,” the most ambitious of its animated feature productions.

The moves comes as Les Armateurs, which has won five Oscar nominations for its animated films, is studying entering live-action children’s entertainment, and “The Swallows of Kabul,” another flagship animated feature with a stunning teaser-trailer, has tied down both an international sales agent – Hengameh Panahi’s Celluloid Dreams — and domestic distribution in France via Memento Film Distribution.

Studiocanal is handling international sales on “French Riviera,” plus French distribution.

Linking two of Europe’s animation leaders, Melusine Production, producer of Annecy out-of-competition player “Extraordinary Tales,” has boarded Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, which produced Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nommed “Song of the Sea.”

Twomey co-directed with Moore “Brendan and the Secret of the Kells,” also produced by Cartoon Saloon, which, like “Song,” scored an Academy Award nomination.

From Variety


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