American online video giant Netflix unveiled Wednesday at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival the very first images of some of its most anticipated projects in animation, including the stop motion Pinocchio signed Guillermo del Toro. The Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water or Pan’s Labyrinth will deliver this feature film at the end of 2022, which he has been thinking about for more than fifteen years and which he came to defend in person at the Annecy Festival. On the first projected images, a Gepetto with a thick white beard wakes up, climbs to his studio, and discovers for the first time that Pinocchio speaks and has come to life. old techniques of cinema which consists in taking successive photos of inanimate objects, mark, in the extract presented, by their fluidity and attention to detail, in a rather dark atmosphere.” Animation is not a fucking genre” film, launched the Mexican director in Annecy: “It’s cinema” in its own right. He added that he wanted to “make a film that is both entertaining and moving, that pushes the limits of animation”, by “animating silence” and “avoiding pantomime bullshit”. “Let the characters make mistakes, have headaches, sore knees, looking their age,” he added, indicating that Pinocchio and the fatherhood story behind it was “one of the most important in (his) life.” other projects, the platform also presented Entergalactic, by rapper Kid Cudi, retracing the love story of two artists against a backdrop of rap and New York nights. These announcements are a new sign of the importance of the animation, youth and increasingly adult, in the competition between major platforms. In addition to Disney, both traditional studio and streaming giant (via Disney +) very present at the Annecy Festival, the Apple TV + platform has also made people talk about her with the first images of Luck (uploaded August 5).
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