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Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
'Amok', 'Little Nicholas' in the Annecy Festival 2022 Winners
'Amok', 'Little Nicholas' in the Annecy Festival 2022 Winners
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
9 Annecy Special Prizes for 2022
9 Annecy Special Prizes for 2022
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto: Trailer
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto: Trailer
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane: Trailer
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane: Trailer
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Morality, Satire and Cynicism: Interview with Noah Erni (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Morality, Satire and Cynicism: Interview with Noah Erni (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Telling Stories and Tackling Deep Subjects: Interview with Élodie Dermange (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Telling Stories and Tackling Deep Subjects: Interview with Élodie Dermange (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
(Exclusive): The Other Shape Animation Feature by Diego Guzmán: Trailer
(Exclusive): The Other Shape Animation Feature by Diego Guzmán: Trailer
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Animation Is the Best Medium to Reach a Large Audience': Interview with Simone Giampaolo (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Animation Is the Best Medium to Reach a Large Audience': Interview with Simone Giampaolo (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer

Uli Meyer is determined to make an animated version of the celebrated (and anarchic) British cartoon series St. Trinians.

St. Trinians was a cartoon series created by the British cartoonist Ronald Searle (1920-2011). The first cartoon appeared in 1941, and depicted a British boarding school for girls unlike any other. Pupils are wicked and armed, and scenes of murder, violence and gambling were frequent.

 4 books were published between 1948 and 1953, and some live-action films were produced, with mixed reviews.

 In 2010, shortly before he died, Ronald Searle granted Uli Meyer permission to make an animated film with his iconic characters, provided that it would be hand-drawn, with pen and ink. Searle was persuaded after watching this animation test.

 Uli Meyer is now planning to make a 30-minute featurette on St. Trinians.

However, production is slow since funding proposals suggest the film should be 'lighter' and 'less dark'. If those suggestions were adopted, it would only damage the film's identity and integrity. Therefore, Meyer and his producer Jamie K. Bolio are organizing a LA Kickstarter campaign in the next few months. The film production will take place at Uli Meyer Studios in London, UK.

Visit Uli Meyer's Animated St. Trinian's blog for more details, and spread the word.

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