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Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Blue Fear by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand
Blue Fear by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand
Animation Scholar Rolf Giesen Gets Animafest Zagreb Award
Animation Scholar Rolf Giesen Gets Animafest Zagreb Award
Kafka's Doll by Bruno Simões: Trailer (Exclusive)
Kafka's Doll by Bruno Simões: Trailer (Exclusive)
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
Horsetail by Mateusz Jarmulski
Horsetail by Mateusz Jarmulski
The Island by Anca Damian at Rotterdam International Film Festival
The Island by Anca Damian at Rotterdam International Film Festival
Luce and The Rock by Britt Raes: Trailer
Luce and The Rock by Britt Raes: Trailer
'Flee' Review: Agency in A Closeted World
'Flee' Review: Agency in A Closeted World
The House Stop-Motion Series on Netflix
The House Stop-Motion Series on Netflix
Flowing Home (Comme un fleuve) by Sandra Desmazières
Flowing Home (Comme un fleuve) by Sandra Desmazières
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
15 Animation Shorts in the Oscar 2022 Race
15 Animation Shorts in the Oscar 2022 Race
The Captain and the Ship: Director and Producer in Stop Motion Animation
The Captain and the Ship: Director and Producer in Stop Motion Animation

The animation festivals' darling, the musical story of Chico & Rita gets a  US release. At the same time, itenters the race for the best animated feature at the 2012 Oscars.

 The mesmerizing story of a young singer and her lover pianist in pre-Castro Havana, directed by Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and Javier Mariscal may seem like an outfit from A Star is Born, yet has tremendous affective power. (Read the film review here)

 Now the independent distributor GKIDS acquired the rights and, under the name Luna Films, will release Chico & Rita in the US early 2012.  Furthermore, it will organize a Los Angeles qualifying run in December 2011,  for the film to be eligible to compete in the Best Animated Feature category at the 2012 Oscars.

This year's Animated Feature Film category suddenly sounds very interesting.