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Netflix to Sneak Peeks at ‘Nimona,’ ‘Rooster Run 2,’ ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ & Extra at Annecy

Using a wave of animated success from its 2022 slate, Netflix is returning to the Annecy Worldwide Animation Movie Competition to debut unique seems to be at its upcoming movie and collection slate. The studio-streamer lately scored its first wins for Greatest Animated Characteristic Movie on the Oscars (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio) and Excellent Animated Program on the Primetime Emmys (Arcane), in addition to sweeping the animation classes on the inaugural Youngsters’s & Household Emmys.

Annecy attendees might be formally launched to extremely anticipated tasks on the “From Rooster Run: Daybreak of the Nugget to Blue Eye Samurai – See What’s Subsequent @ Netflix” panel, a particular screening of the animated function movie Nimona, tailored from the New York Instances best-selling graphic novel and a “Making Of” session with the filmmaking group.

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[Shapeshifter Films © 2022]

On Wednesday, June 14, Annecy will current an unique screening of the function movie Nimona on the Theater Bonlieu at 6:00 p.m., which can embody Nick Bruno & Troy Quane (administrators), ND Stevenson (creator), Karen Ryan & Julie Zackary (producers) and Aidan Sugano (manufacturing designer).

Synopsis: A knight (voiced by Riz Ahmed) is framed for a criminal offense he didn’t commit and the one one who may also help him show his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shape-shifting teen who may additionally be a monster he’s sworn to destroy. Set in a techno-medieval world not like something animation has tackled earlier than, this can be a story concerning the labels we assign to folks and the shapeshifter who refuses to be outlined by anybody.

Additionally voice starring Eugene Lee Yang, Nimona is due for launch this summer season.

Followers can even have the chance to hitch the group at a “Making Of” session on Thursday, June 15 at Petite Salle Bonlieu at 11:30 a.m.

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Leo [Netflix © 2023]

The “See What’s Subsequent @ Netflix panel, full of unique clips and creator discussions, will happen on the Theatre Bonlieu on Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m., and can embody:

♦ A particular sneak peek on the coming-of-age animated musical comedy Leo (Fall 2023) starring Adam Sandler, directed by Robert Smigel, Robert Marianetti and David Wachtenheim and produced by Joyful Madison.

Synopsis: Actor and comic Adam Sandler delivers signature laughs on this coming-of-age animated musical comedy concerning the final 12 months of elementary college — as seen by the eyes of a category pet. Jaded 74 year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been caught in the identical Florida classroom for many years together with his terrarium-mate turtle (Invoice Burr). When he learns he solely has one 12 months left to stay, he plans to flee to expertise life on the skin, however as a substitute will get caught up within the issues of his anxious college students — together with an impossibly imply substitute instructor. It finally ends up being the strangest however most rewarding bucket checklist ever…

The voice forged additionally options Cecily Robust, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Nick Swardson, Nicholas Turturro, Robert Smigel, Jo Koy and Stephanie Hsu.

♦ A dialog with the artistic group behind the collection Blue Eye Samurai, that includes Michael Inexperienced (creator & govt producer), Amber Noizumi (creator & govt producer) and Jane Wu (supervising director), discussing their imaginative and prescient for the story of a mixed-race grasp of the sword who lives a life in disguise whereas searching for revenge in Edo-period Japan.

Coming quickly. Voice starring Maya Erskine, George Takei, Masi Oka, Randall Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Music, Darren Barnet and Kenneth Branagh. Govt produced by Erwin Stoff.

♦ An unique clip from Exploding Kittens, a brand new grownup animated comedy collection starring Tom Ellis and Lucy Liu, coming quickly. Showrunners are Shane Kosakowski and Matthew Inman.

Synopsis: The everlasting battle between Heaven and Hell reaches epic proportions when each God and the Satan are despatched to Earth — within the our bodies of chunky home cats.

The voice forged additionally options Ally Maki,  Mark Proksch and Sasheer Zamata. Govt producers are Mike Choose, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis of Bandera Leisure; Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for the Chernin Leisure Group; and Exploding Kittens franchise creators Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s Inman.

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Rooster Run: Daybreak of the Nugget [Netflix/Aardman]

♦ A dialog with the multi-award-winning trade legends Aardman (Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep) on the eagerly awaited stop-motion movie Rooster Run: Daybreak of the Nugget. The artistic group led by Sam Fell (director), Peter Lord (govt producer) and Leyla Hobart (producer) will discuss their imaginative and prescient and what the poultry heroes face this time round within the sequel to the highest-grossing stop-motion animation of all time.

Synopsis: Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has lastly discovered her dream — a peaceable island sanctuary for the entire flock, removed from the hazards of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch somewhat lady referred to as Molly, Ginger’s joyful ending appears full. However again on the mainland the entire of chicken-kind faces a brand new and horrible menace. For Ginger and her group, even when it means placing their very own hard-won freedom in danger — this time, they’re breaking in!

Starring Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, David Bradley, Romesh Ranganathan, Daniel Mays and Nick Mohammed.

… And extra surprises and debuts from Netflix’s slate of upcoming animated collection and movies, together with The Monkey King (Summer time 2023), directed by Anthony Stacchi (The Boxtrolls), produced by Peilin Chou (Over the Moon, Abominable) and exec produced by Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, CJ7).

Synopsis: The Monkey King is an action-packed household comedy that follows a charismatic Monkey and his magical combating Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and Monkey’s best foe of all — his personal ego! Alongside the best way, a younger village lady challenges his self-centered angle and exhibits him that even the smallest pebble can have an enormous impact on the world.

Voice forged options Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Jo Koy, Ron Yuan, Hoon Lee, Stephanie Hsu, Andrew Pang, Andrew Kishino, Jodi Lengthy, James Sie and BD Wong.

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The Monkey King [Netflix © 2022]


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