Animation

Spain’s ‘Still Life With Ghost,’ ‘Goat Girl,’ ‘The Remnants,’ ‘There Is Evil,’ Presented at Cannes’ Producers Network

Enrique Buleo’s “Still Life With Ghost,” Ana Asensio’s “The Goat Girl,” Gala Gracia’s “The Remnants of You” and Esteban Alenda Bros.’ “There Is Evil” are some of the…

Paperboat Reveals Animation Slate, Including ‘Kabuliwala’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Toronto-headquartered animation outfit Paperboat Animation Studios has revealed a new slate. The slate is led by “Kabuliwala: Man from Kabul,” a 3D animated feature based on the classic…

Ketan Mehta Set to Direct Animated Feature Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling ‘Kim’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rudyard Kipling’s “Kim” is set to get an animated feature adaptation by Indian filmmaker Ketan Mehta. Mehta’s animation studio, Cosmos-Maya, will co-develop the film alongside Irish animation studio…

UFO Distribution Acquires French Rights to Ale Abreu’s ‘Perlimps’ (EXCLUSIVE)

UFO Distribution has acquired French rights to the animated family tale “Perlimps” by Alê Abreu, the Oscar-nominated director of “The Boy and the World.” Sold by Best Friend…

Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah to Direct ‘2000’ About Sexual Abuse Survivor’s Rebellion (EXCLUSIVE)

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the Belgian directing duo behind “Bad Boys For Life” and Cannes’ Midnight Screening title “Rebel,” are developing “2000,” a film based on…

‘She-Ra’ Live-Action Amazon Series Sets Nicole Kassell to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

The “She-Ra” live-action series in development at Amazon has brought on Nicole Kassell to direct, Variety has learned exclusively. Variety previously reported that the show was in early development…

Holocaust Animation ‘My Father’s Secrets’ Set for Cannes Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

Encapsulating humanity’s weighty history and paths toward healing, director Véra Belmont (“Red Kiss”) takes a leap from live-action cinema to animated feature with her latest project, “My Father’s…

Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in Animated Special From Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael Korman at HBO Max/Cartoon Network

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced a new family-oriented animated special called “Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth” from Sacha Baron Cohen, Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael…

Sao Paulo Powers Up Shoot Rebate, Creative SP Program (EXCLUSIVE)

Brazil’s economic powerhouse, São Paulo is emerging as a key film-TV player in Brazil’s post-pandemic mix.  In one move, São Paulo State and City authorities are teaming to…

‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel: How a Patrick Swayze hologram could ruin everything

We all know the famous movie quote: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner with a CGI replica of the late Patrick Swayze.”

Netflix Scraps Several Animated Projects, Including Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire’ and ‘Antiracist Baby’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix has pulled the plug on several animated projects, including “Wings of Fire,” from executive producer Ava DuVernay; “Antiracist Baby,” a series aimed at preschoolers; and “With Kind…

Jan Kounen, Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo Among Work-in-Progress Pitches at Cannes Animation Day

The fourth edition of Animation Day, which is part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Market, will take place on May 22. A one-day event aimed at the global…