Annecy 09 Snapshots

Waiting at the Geneva Airport for my flight back to New York and thought I’d share pics of a few of the fine animation folk I hung out with this past week in Annecy.

Annecy 2009New York crew: PES, Fran Krause and Signe Baumane

Annecy 2009Eddie White, co-director of The Cat Piano from The People’s Republic of Animation

Annecy 2009Directors Andreas Hykade (Ring of Fire, The Runt) and Bill Plympton

Annecy 2009Director Candy Kugel of Buzzco Associates , designer Harald Siepermann, and director David OReilly

Annecy 2009Filmmaker Ruth Lingford, Projector festival director Susie Wilson, animation curator of the Cinémathèque Québecoise Marco de Blois, and Studio AKA creative director and Lost and Found director Philip Hunt

Annecy 2009Mike and Tim Rauch of Rauch Bros. Animation and designer Erin Kilkenny

Annecy 2009Joost van den Bosch (l.) of Ka-Ching Cartoons and Tomm Moore, co-director of Brendan and the Secret of Kells

Annecy 2009Director Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back) surrounded by men from Annecy’s Popeye fan club.


  • christy

    uh…POPEYE FAN CLUB?!?!?! THAT RULES!!!!!!

  • http://www.rauchbrothers.com Tim Rauch

    much much fun. all most go.

  • Billy Batz

    The funny part is, in these photos they are all talking about how great PIXAR is!

  • a reader

    Those wacky french and their cute sailor outfits!

    Eddie White: you’re in France…and you’re eating what? Merde?
    At least Plympton knows how to live.

  • http://doujinshiland.blogspot.com Adam

    Ah, that looks like everyone’s having a blast. Someday I’ll find a way to go.

  • http://www.stephenneary.blogspot.com pizzaforeveryone

    tim’s level of happiness always correlates positively with the number of buttons undone on his shirt

    congrats to all.

  • http://www.thepra.com.au Eddie White

    ha in my defence, I had eaten baguettes etc all day and needed a quick snack before our dinner later that night… so yes it is merde, but only a once off

  • a reader

    No need to apologize Eddie–I was just being nasty. IIRC the snacks in France and the UK are actually good. Especially the ones in those little chips bags. ; )
    It’s here in the US where you’re killing yourself at twice the speed just touching that stuff.

  • http://www.panicproductions.com.au Greg Holfeld

    Eddie: Crisps aprés baguettes? Beaucoup de carbohydrates, mon ami! What you need is some good saucisson!

  • http://tsutpen.blogspot.com s.w.a.c.

    Great to see a shot of Cordell, can’t wait to get a glimpse of his new film…it’s been way too long.

  • http://fluidtoons.blogspot.com Brett W. Thompson

    Yay, these are awesome pictures!! I had the most amazing time at Annecy!

    One of the people I had the pleasure of meeting was Signe- she’s really great!! Not only was her film “Birth” in competition at Annecy, but she also won the Golden Bone award at the Annecy Plus screening put on by Bill Plympton and Nancy Denney-Phelps.

    Great to meet you, Amid, looks like you had a blast too!! :)