Each year the graduating animation students from Gobelins, l’école de l’image (Goeblins School of Communications) in Paris are divided into five teams, who produce short (about 1 minute) animations that are used to introduce each day’s programs at the Annecy International Festival of Animation in mid-June.
Each year, the Goeblins students refresh my faith in the state of 2D and hand-drawn animation.
This year, in keeping with the theme of the festival, the animations celebrate pioneering women in the field of animation: Alison de Vere, Claire Parker, Evelyn Lambart, Lotte Reiniger and Mary Blair. (My favorite of this year’s pieces is Mary, devoted to Disney concept and color artist Mary Blair.)
(Images above, titles: Alison, Claire, Eve, Lotte, Mary]
[Please note: the images above are just screen captures and not linked videos. Please see the YouTube link. Also, see the individual listings for the team credits for each video.]