Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Annecy 2017 To Host "Rocko's Modern Life To The Loud House" Talk, Ft. Nickelodeon Creators Chris Savino And Joe Murray

Updated: Tuesday 30th June 2017.

Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy has announced the exciting news that Chris Savino, the creator of Nickelodeon's hit animated series The Loud House, and Joe Murray, the creator of the '90s Nickelodeon classic Rocko's Modern Life, and Robert Scull, the creator of Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new preschool series Butterbean's Cafe, will lead a talk entitled "A Conversation with Nickelodeon Creators Joe Murray and Robert Scull" at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) this June!


In the talk, the two Nickelodeon series creators will discuss their career paths in this Masterclass. Nickelodeon's Joe Murray (Rocko's Modern Life) and Robert Scull (Bubble Guppies) team up to discuss their journeys as show creators, how they bring their visions to life and their prolific careers in animation from the '90s until now. Plus, an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Rocko's Modern Life TV movie. Moderated by Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Snow Day, Inside-Out Boy, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Sanjay and Craig), Senior Vice President (SVP), Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties, the talk will take place on Friday 16th June 2017 between 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Bonlieu Petite Salle.

Every year in June, Annecy in France becomes the capital of animated film for six days. It is an opportunity for professionals and fans to discover new productions from around the world. Since 1960, the city of Annecy in Haute-Savoie has hosted the Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy (Annecy International Animated Film Festival), an event that brings together fans and professionals of the sector. For six days, the city comes alive through screenings held in various venues across the city and on the Pâquier, a vast outdoor promenade along Lake Annecy. Each edition focuses on a different theme.

The festival also enables professionals to meet at the Marché International du Film d’Animation (Mifa, or International Animation Film Market). This three-day event is dedicated to the development of the animation industry to encourage the creation of projects and distribution of works, promote inter-professional exchanges and meetings, close partnerships and co-productions, and also discover the latest trends in the sector.

As part of this years event, Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market will also: host a special screening of the brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short "Strike Hard" on Monday 12th June 2017 between 22:10-22:15 at Le Pâquier. Nina Hahn, SVP, International Production and Development and David Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation Studios will also be speaking at this years Annecy festival, on Thursday 15th June 2017 and on Friday 16th June 2017 between 11:45am - 12:15pm at L'Impérial Palace Haendel B, respectively. Sarah Muller, Head of Children's at Channel 5 / Milkshake will also speak on Thursday 15th June 2017 between 09:30 - 10:00am at L'Impérial Palace Haendel B.

Additionally, Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy has announced the further exciting news that episodes of Nickelodeon's The Loud House, Nickelodeon International's upcoming animated series ToonMarty, and Nick Jr. UK & Ireland's popular animated preschool series Lily's Driftwood Bay and Puffin Rock, have been selected as finalists in Annecy's annual competition!:

The Loud House "No Guts, No Glori":


Lincoln conspires with the rest of his sisters to overthrow the tyranny of their babysitter, Lori.

Film identity
Original title: The Loud House "No Guts, No Glori"
Directed by: Chris SAVINO
Country: USA
Year of production: 2016
Running time: 11 min 44 s × 23 episodes

Technique
Category: TV serie
Techniques used: 2D Computer
Process: Colour
Target public: Children

Credits
Directed by: Chris SAVINO
Production: NICKELODEON ANIMATION STUDIOS, Karen MALACH
Script: Haley Mancini

This film is part of the programme TV Films in Competition 2

ToonMarty "Marty's Zit":


Marty is the most exciting thing in ToonVille! With every bend, bounce, flip, and spin, he makes sure everyone feels included in his Marty-party, and he has one every day!

Film identity
Original title: ToonMarty "Marty's Zit"
Directed by: Sean SCOTT
Country: Canada
Year of production: 2016
Running time: 11 min 10 s × 40 episodes

Technique
Category: TV serie
Techniques used: 2D Computer
Process: Colour
Target public: Children

Credits
Directed by: Sean SCOTT
Production: SARDINE PRODUCTIONS, Ghislain CYR, Madeleine LEVESQUE, Luc WISEMAN
Distribution: GOLDBEE, Christophe GOLDBERGER
Script: Paul Stoica
Animation: Patrick Désilets
Music: Leon Louder, Mathieu Dubus, Mathieu Lafonataine
Voice: Brett Schaenfield, Mike Paterson, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Brian Froud, Erin Agostino

This film is part of the programme TV Films in Competition 3

Lily's Driftwood Bay "Mr Parrot":


A unique show about creating fun from junk, and everything on-screen was found on a beach! A mirror to society, it deals with real life issues with heart, encouraging compassion and imagination!

Film identity
Original title: Lily's Driftwood Bay "Mr Parrot"
Directed by: Tim HARPER, Colin WILLIAMS
Country: United Kingdom
Year of production: 2016
Running time: 07 min × 52 episodes

Technique
Category: TV serie
Techniques used: 2D Computer
Process: Colour
Target public: Preschool

Credits
Directed by: Tim HARPER, Colin WILLIAMS
Production: SIXTEEN SOUTH TV, Colin WILLIAMS, KIKA, Sebastian DEBERTIN
Script: Sean Carson
Music: Mark Gordon

This film is part of the programme TV Films in Competition 1

Puffin Rock "The First Snow":


Just off the coast of Ireland, Oona, a charismatic young puffling, explores the diverse array of sea, sky, and land creatures along with her ever curious little brother Baba.

Film identity
Original title: Puffin Rock "The First Snow"
Directed by: Maurice JOYCE
Country: Ireland
Year of production: 2016
Running time: 07 min 02 s × 39 episodes

Technique
Category: TV serie
Techniques used: 2D Computer
Process: Colour
Target public: Preschool

Credits
Directed by: Maurice JOYCE

Production: Paul YOUNG, Laura CAMPBELL, John MCDAID, CARTOON SALOON, Gerry SHIRREN, DOG EARS LTD, Fionnuala DEANE, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, Francesca DOW

Distribution: NETFLIX, Jessica LATIOLAIT

Voice: Chris O'Dowd

This film is part of the programme TV Films in Competition 1

Good luck to all the finalists selected in this years Annecy competition! :)

The 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) runs Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June 2017. Full information about this years event can be found on annecy.org.

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