‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ and ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ Set to Play at Annecy Intl. Animation Festival
Originally posted on Variety:
PARIS– Dean DeBlois’ “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ and Studios Ghibli’s “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” are among the high-profile toon pics set to play at the upcoming Annecy Intl. Film Festival.
Both movies will world-premiere at Cannes. “Dragon” will be play at out-of-competition in the official selection, while “Kaguya,” helmed by Isao Takahata, will play in Directors’ Fortnight.
Annecy’s competition lineup will mix a few mainstream films – such as Thomas Szabo and Helene Giraud’ French B.O. hit “Minuscule” and Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver’s road trip comedy “Apsphalt Watches” — with many adult-skewed, auteur-driven toonpics, notably Bill Plympton’s “Cheatin,’ Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta’s “Last Hijack,” about Somalian pirates, as well as Korean helmer Sang-ho Yeon’s psychological thriller “Saibi” and Mait Laas’ “Limone and Maroc Orange,” a 3D toon satire dealing with immigration.
Other animated films set to compete include “L’Arte Della Felicita,” an apocalyptic tale centering on…
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