Animation lovers will want to get to Los Angeles by Wednesday, March 7th and plan on staying until Sunday, March 11th for the 3rd annual Los Angeles Animation Festival. Events will include: the West Coast premiere of A Monster in Paris, a cast and crew screening of The Iron Giant, a return to the screen for Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Team America: World Police and a 10th anniversary screening of Shrek, honoring its win for the first Oscar for Animated Feature. The festival will also screen the classic animated film, Akira, on the big screen and will honor veteran animator, Bill Plympton. Hit the jump for the full press release and a teaser trailer for the festival.
Collider reader Max was good enough to send us early promo posters for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of Unicorn and the EuropaCorp’s (Luc Besson’s production company) animated film A Monster in Paris. The image on the Tintin poster is taken from an original drawing by Tintin creator Hergé. The movie is actually 3D animated motion-capture with Jamie Bell (Defiance) playing Tintin. The film also stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, and Andy Serkis. It’s set to hit theaters on December 23, 2011.
As for A Monster in Paris, this is the first look at who we believe to be “Lucielle”, one of the main characters in the movie. The film is about a projectionist, an inventor, a cabaret singer, an eccentric scientist (the best kind of scientist!), and a monkey all hunting for a mysterious creature. The film is due out in 2011. Hit the jump for a slightly better look at the posters and more info on both films.
UPDATE: Paramount has asked us to take down the Tintin poster. Sorry if you missed it
Shark Tale co-director Bibo Bergeron has nabbed Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, and Danny Huston to provide voices for his upcoming animated film A Monster in Paris for Europacorp, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trio will join Bob Balaban, Catherine O’Hara, and French music pop singer Vanessa Paradis. The film, co-written by Bergeron and Stephane Kazandjian (Modern Love, Scalp), is described by THR below:
“The story, set in Paris in 1910, follows a shy movie projectionist (Harrington) and an inventor who team up with a cabaret star (Paradis), an eccentric scientist, and his monkey to save the city from a monster. The real villain, however, turns out to be the ruthless police chief (Huston).”
Hit the jump to find out why the tone that Bergeron is aiming for is being compared to King Kong and additional cast details.