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Gobelins Students Animations for Annecy 2011

Gobelins Students Animations for Annecy 2011
Each year students from the graduating class of the remarkable Gobelins, l’école de l’image (Goeblins School of Communications) in Paris are divided into teams that create short animations to be used as introductions to each day’s events at the Annecy International Festival of Animation.

Each year in their minute to minute and a half segments full of wit, style, delightful drawing, remarkable timing and fervent imagination, they reaffirm my confidence in the future of hand drawn animation.

My favorites this year are Oh Gee, Oh Why (above, third down), looking like a cross between Fantasia and Yellow Submarine, and Lights Out (fourth down), a film noir tussle between light and dark.

(Titles for images above [see individual videos for team credits]: Jazzin; Grand Central; Oh Gee, Oh Why; Lights Out; Hello Brooklyn)