10th Apr 2017
Pixar Animation Studios are delighting festivalgoers with the French premiere of "Cars 3" and "Lou" as well as first footage of "Coco"!
On Friday 16th June, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival is welcoming Pixar Animation Studios to present screenings that are sure to tickle audiences!
The schedule for the day:
10 am: Presentation of never-before-seen footage from Coco and the short Lou
Come and meet director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, who previously teamed up for 2010’s Oscar and Golden Globe – winning feature Toy Story 3. They will present footage, along with co-director Adrian Molina (story artist on Monsters University), from their upcoming feature Coco, in U.S. theatres 22nd November, 2017.
From the studio behind the shorts Lava and recent Oscar – winner Piper comes Lou. Director Dave Mullins and producer Dana Murray will be in Annecy to present their short that tells the story of what happens when a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids. Lou opens in U.S. theatres on 16th June, 2017, in front of Cars 3.
11:30 am: "Disney Art Challenge" Ceremony, followed by the French Premiere of the new Disney•Pixar film Cars 3 (English version with French subtitles)
We’re also excited to announce the French Premiere of the new Disney•Pixar movie Cars 3 directed by Brian Fee (story artist Cars & Cars 2), produced by Kevin Reher (A Bug’s Life & La Luna short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (LAVA short), preceded by the Disney Art Challenge Ceremony. For the 5th edition, students have been invited to create a piece on the theme “road trip”. The winners will receive their prize from the director and producer of Lou.
1:00 pm: Signing Sessions
Signing session with Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, Darla K. Anderson (Coco) and Dave Mullins and Dana Murray (Lou).
10:30 pm: Public outdor screening of Cars
Cars, directed by John Lasseter, grossed nearly $462 million worldwide. It was nominated for two Oscars and one Golden Globe, winning the first ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
Check out the special Annecy International Animation Film Festival press release to learn more about the programme for Friday 16th June 2017.
In order to attend all these screenings and presentations, don’t forget to get your accreditation asap!