Stuttgart Animation Festival

We attended the Stuttgart Animation Festival on the 28th-30th of April.

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One of my favorite animations was Extraordinary Tales. It was directed by Raul Garcia whom has worked at Disney for over a decade, in films such as the Lion King and Aladdin. The film is an anthology of five animated tales based on Edgar Allan Poe, each one in a very distinctive style. I contacted him through LinkedIn but haven’t heard anything back yet.

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Mark Shaphiro, from LAIKA studios, talked about all the films they’ve worked on and their next film. He handed out an armateur and a few 3D printed faces, one of them from the Boxtolls film. I’ve always liked the films form that studio, and the presentation was really good.
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There was another presentation from Psyop, a VFX studio that talked more about the 3D process and problems they have with clients.

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I attended in full one of the screenings of International Animations and my favourite was Afternoon Class from Seoro Oh, it described perfectly the feeling of trying to stay awake.

I was eager to watch The Loneliest Stoplight, from Bill Plympton but it wasn’t as good as his previous animations. The final joke was after the credits and I felt it would have had a better impact before.

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