Pixar are headed to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this year to showcase some of their highly-anticipated new and upcoming work. The packed morning will kick off at 10am on Friday June 16th at Bonlieu Grande Salle and include:
A first look at Disney•Pixar’s Coco
Director Lee Unkrich will be joined by producer Darla K. Anderson (both of whom previously having worked together on 2010’s Toy Story 3) and co-director Adrian Molina (Monsters University story artist) to discuss and present footage from their upcoming feature Coco, set to hit US cinemas November of this year.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).
Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming tricksterHector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
A screening of the new Pixar short Lou
The latest short from Pixar “that tells the story of what happens when a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids” will be accompanying Cars 3 during its theatrical release. It will be presented at Annecy by director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray.
The French Premiere of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3
France’s first look at the automotive-themed sequel will be preceded by the Disney Art Challenge Ceremony. Now in its the 5th edition, the Disney Art Challenge will be awarding students’ work centered on the theme “road trip”.
Since its creation in 2013 by The Walt Disney Company France in partnership with RECA, the French Network of Animation Schools, the Disney Art Challenge highlights talent and creativity of French students in graphic arts, with over 1000 students having participated so far.
Recognizing young talent is so important; these up-and-coming artists are the future of our medium. I love seeing the work of these fantastic students and am always inspired by their energy and fresh perspective.
-John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, and President of the DAC Jury.
Winners will receive their prize from Lou director/producer team Dave Mullins and Dana Murray.
Signing session with Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, Darla K. Anderson (Coco) and Dave Mullins and Dana Murray (Lou)
Following the presentations festivalgoers can head to the Boutique du Festival for a 1pm signing session with Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, Darla K. Anderson (Coco) and Dave Mullins and Dana Murray (Lou). Capping off the day will be a public outdoor screening of the original John Lasseter-directed Cars on the Pâquier.
To learn more about this year’s edition of the Annecy Festival visit annecy.org