The collection preserved by the Annecy Museums is made up of numerous objects testifying to the history and creative processes of animated cinema. The exhibition invites you to enter the land of illusions and understand the secrets of mastering light and creating movement. You can discover the optical theater of Émile Reynaud, optical toys such as the praxinoscope or the thaumatrope, and numerous objects, paintings and drawings marking the history of this art
In 2023, Jean-François Laguionie entrusts to the collections of the Musée-Château d'Annecy a priceless set of works taken from his films, coming from his personal archives. Get a glimpse of it at the Animated Film Museum. In 1965, a young 26-year-old filmmaker, Jean-François Laguionie, won the grand prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival for his first short film, “The Lady and the Cellist”. Since then, this writer, painter, filmmaker and producer has continued to write, through his rich filmography and his unique voice, an important part of the history of French animation.
DIE WELT IN LICHT UND SCHATTEN: Scherenschnitt, Schattentheater, Silhouettenfilm
Städtmuseum Tübingen (DE)
The exhibition in the Tübingen City Museum is the world's largest presentation of the works of Lotte Reiniger. The virtuoso paper-cutting artist developed the medium to a hitherto unknown climax; she was an imaginative and imaginative shadowplayer and film pioneer. Above all, "The Adventures of Prince Achmed", which was produced between 1923 and 1926 as the first full-length animated film in history, made Lotte Reiniger famous.
ANIMATION MADE IN DRESDEN
Das DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
The former state studio, which existed in Dresden-Gorbitz from 1955 to 1990 and employed 250 people, produced more than 1,500 films in all classic animation techniques. The exhibition shows around 400 doll figures and props, some of them in modeled film sets, drawing foils and flat figures. A special feature of the studio - the silhouette film - is presented with light boxes and silhouette figures.
Storyworld unlocks the secrets of great storytellers, showcasing the methods used in Dutch and international comics, animation and games. Because every single superhero or villain originally started out as a pencilled line on a blank sheet of paper. From Asterix and Aladdin to The Red Turtle and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. Storyworld is also a place for you to get hands-on with all the building blocks and features of comics, animation and games. Discover what it takes to understand a graphic story and how to create one yourself.
A small museum devoted to the wonder of moving image, with a collection of interactive objects from pre-cinema, the art of Abi Feijó and Regina Pessoa, and international animation.
In 2018 the Ostend-born renowned film director Raoul Servais will be 90. This is being celebrated with a lot of activities in Ostend, a few publications and the opening of a room at Mu.ZEE permanently devoted to his oeuvre. Servais has won many international film prizes, such as the Palme d’Or in Cannes (Operation X-70, 1971 & Harpya, 1979) and the Primo Premio in Venice (Chromophobia, 1966).