DreamWorks Animation, the Oscar®-winning studio of the Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls, The Boss Baby, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda franchises, will showcase its latest projects at the 2023 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which will be held from June 11-17, 2023.
The studio’s presentations are set to feature the latest offerings from DreamWorks Animation, which seamlessly blend renewed installments of the studio’s treasured franchises with audacious and innovative originals—all of which are emblematic of the visionary leadership spearheaded by DreamWorks Animation President Margie Cohn.
“We are excited to showcase our newest projects to the global animation community at Annecy,” Margie Cohn says. “As a studio that celebrates creativity and innovation, it’s an honor for us to participate in this annual event and share our passion for animation with fans from around the world. We look forward to connecting with other industry leaders, and for the opportunity to engage with audiences through the power of storytelling.”
On Tuesday, June 13, at 4 p.m., at the L’Impérial Palace, DreamWorks Animation will present a Studio Focus session on two upcoming film projects. Academy Award® nominee Director Kirk DeMicco will lead a discussion on the visual design and making of the new original film Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. The presentation will also offer attendees an exclusive first look at an unannounced film from the studio.
On Thursday, June 15, DreamWorks Animation will present the world premiere of Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (in theaters June 30), at La Grande Salle de Bonlieu at 8:30 p.m., including a special introduction from DeMicco, Producer Kelly Cooney Cilella and the film’s co-director Faryn Pearl.
Also on June 15, a work-in-progress presentation of the new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise, Trolls Band Together (in theaters November 17), will be held at La Grande Salle de Bonlieu at 5 p.m. The Trolls Band Together panel will be led by the film’s returning director Walt Dohrn and producer Gina Shay, as well as by co-director Tim Heitz. The presentation will offer a sneak peak of the film’s dazzling animation and all-new original songs.
Then, at 10 p.m. on June 15, a special outdoor screening of the Oscar®-nominated blockbuster Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will take place at Le Pâquier d’Annecy. Since its release, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish has been met with critical acclaim, garnering praise for its stunning animation, insightful story and impressive voice performances, led by Antonio Banderas. The film, which is directed by Joel Crawford and produced by Mark Swift, will be screened under the stars in the heart of Annecy.