Twelve Movies to Track at Cartoon Movie 2020
If you want to get a special sneak peek of what the European feature animation community is working on, you won’t get a better opportunity than the annual event. Here are 12 of the more intriguing titles that caught our attention this year.
If you want to get a special sneak peek of what the European feature animation community is working on, you won’t get a better opportunity than the annual Cartoon Movie event, taking place March 3-5 in Bordeaux. Here are 12 of the more intriguing titles that caught our attention this year. (Please check our website for full coverage of the event in March.) Adam and the Magic Cloud
A handicapped young boy discovers that his differences can be his greatest strengths when he’s magically swept into a mysterious vortex by small creatures called Dreamos, who are fighting the evil forces of Darkos. Produced by Aissam Bourak and Florent Mounier (Iqbal, Tale of a Fearless Child, 1884: Yesterday’s Future) and produced by 2d3D Animations (France).
The Amazing Maurice
Ulysses Filmproduktion (German) and Cantilever Media (Ireland) are producing this CG-animated features based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s popular Discworld novels. A streetwise cat named Maurice finds a a stupid-looking kid who plays a pipe, and has his very own horde of rats – rats who are strangely educated and literate, so Maurice can no longer think of them as “lunch.” But things take a sinister turn when someone begins to play a sinister tune. Directed by Toby Genkel (Yakari, A Stork’s Journey) and Florian Westermann, written by Terry Rossio (Shrek, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean), with character designs by Carter Goodrich (Ratatouille, The Croods, Brave).
Even Mice Belong in Heaven
Whizzy the Mouse and Whitebelly the Fox become good friends after they die and meet in animal heaven. The plot thickens when they return to Earth and are reborn into opposite roles in this charming pic, which combines stop-motion and CG animation. Directed by Jan Bubeníček (The Pirate, The Nutcracker in 3D) & Denisa Grimmová (Fimfarum: The Third Time Lucky). Produced by Fresh Films (Czech Republic), Cinemart (Slovakia), Les Films du Cygne (France), Animoon (Poland).