The Annecy Int’l Animated Film Festival has announced the second part of its 2018 selections, comprising tv and commissioned films in competition. (Short films in competition were announced earlier this month.)
The festival selected 54 projects between the two categories — 23 tv programs and 31 commissioned films, the latter being a catch-all category that includes commercials, music videos, trailers, and commissioned short films. The selections were made by Annecy’s artistic director Marcel Jean, along with the Films & Program Planning team, composed of Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède, and Sébastien Sperer.
Three American (or partly-American) projects made it into the tv competition: The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking, the “Yellow Flower” and “Hello Nice To Meet You” episodes of Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems, and the “Panda’s Art” episode of the Cartoon Network series We Bare Bears. Americans fared better on the commissioned side, with nine of the 31 films originating from the United States, including the Jay-Z music video “The Story of O.J.,” the Robot Chicken couch gag for The Simpsons, and the Toonami Exquisite Corpse clip made for the block’s 20th anniversary.