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69 Animation Shorts for BIAF 2022
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Escape Velocity by Tamás Rebák
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400+ Restored Polish Animation Films Now Online
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Linoleum Animation Festival 2022 Presents 'Sensitive Content'
41 Animation Shorts for Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2022
41 Animation Shorts for Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2022
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Garbage Man, The Memories of a Family: Interview with Laura Gonçalves
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New Executive Board for ASIFA
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Telling Stories Is Like Breathing: A Conversation with Signe Baumane
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
15 Swiss Animation Portraits for 2022
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Things That Disappear by Changsoo Kim (Contemporary Korean Animation Series)
Brazil and The Iberian Peninsula Animation at Annecy Festival 2022
Brazil and The Iberian Peninsula Animation at Annecy Festival 2022
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Annecy Festival 2022 (Perspectives & Off-Limits): Our Top Picks
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New Trailer for 'Inu-Oh' by Masaaki Yuasa
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'The Magic Happens in the Editing Room': Interview with Isabelle Favez (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
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Perlimps by Alê Abreu: A Forest and A Trailer
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‘Nayola’ Film Review: When the Animation Is More That the Art of Movement
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'A Film Is Like Planning A House Build': Interview with Jonathan Laskar (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
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On Fairytales and Slugs: Interview with Aline Höchli (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol by Sylvain Chomet
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Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer

The US director says he's inspired by Vittorio De Sica's 1954 comedy film, The Gold of Naples.

 Will it be the second stop-motion film that Wes Anderson directs? The first one he directred, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), a deadpan satire on the nature vs. nurture debate received two Academy Award nominations  (but lost the Oscar for animated feature to Pixar's Up).

 

 In his visit and masterclass to Lisbon & Estoril film festival, Wes Anderson stated that his major influences include De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Rossellini. He also mentioned that his next project might be a stop-motion project that shares the same episodic structure as Vittorio De Sica's The Gold of Naples (1954).

 The Gold of Naples is a pastiche film of 6 comic and dramatic episodes devoted to the town of De Sica's youth, starring Sophia Loren, Silvana Mangano and Toto.

 Watch a (very young) Sophia Loren and Silvana Mangano in two of the film's segments:

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