Annecy 2016 lineup

Nine features have been selected to appear at the 2016 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 11 films have been selected to screen outside of the competition.
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1. 25 April
Leanne Pooley
Matthew Metcalfe, New Zealand

2. Snowtime! (Cleo)
Jean-Francois Poulot, Francois Brisson
CarpeDiem Film & TV Inc, Canada

3. La jeune Fille Sans Mains
Sebastien Laudenbach
Les Films Sauvages, France

4. My life as a Courgette
Claude Barras
Blue Spirit Productions, Rita Productions, Gebeka Films, Switzerland, France
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New Short Film With Finding Dory: Piper

This could be Disney Pixar’s cutest character creation yet. Meet Piper, the star of the animated short releasing theaterically with Finding Dory on June 17th. This new character is a bright eyed, little beach-dewlling bird named Piper. The short is about six minutes and was a inspiration from director Alan Barillaro. Alan Barillaro would run alongside the shore and notice birds in the ocean and on the beach. He wanted to portay a character that wants to venture out but might be to fearful of the adventures that lie ahead. The story is about a bird encountering a small hermit crab who teaches her the new way of the waves. It’s about a story of growing up and a child learning from a parent. The story took about 3 years to develop and with the same theme of talking animals on adventures such as with Finding Dory it was a perfect time to put the short on the big screen.
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