The 50th Annual Annecy International Animation Film Festival is right around the corner, and with it comes a first look opportunity from Pixar!
The studio’s latest short, Day & Night, will make it’s official world premiere at the French animation festival on June 11th. After the 4:30 screening, viewers will get to chat with Teddy Newton about the film and the challenges it presented during production.
Annecy’s official website offers another brief taste of the short (seen above) that blends 2D animation with CGI. As usual, the preview doesn’t come close to the full theatrical effect, so you’ll definitely want to stay for the talented director’s talk after you experience Day & Night’s mind blowing 3D.
Immediately following Newton’s event, you’ll get to meet Bob Whitehill (another super cool guy), 3D supervisor for Up and Toy Story 3. He’s got an entire presentation set up that thoroughly explains Pixar’s approach to the newly emerging technology.
If you’re in the area and plan on attending, don’t hesitate! Having heard both talented Pixarians speak in person, I know it’s certainly not something to miss.
For more on Annecy (6/7-6/12) and its program of animated wonders, click here. Good to hear that it’s been 50 years!
Who’s attending the festival this June?