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Annecy favourites – Irish Animation

Every year Annecy Animation festival focusses on the animation films of a different country, and this year, the honour went to Ireland.

Irish animation as we know it today began in 1985 when the Sullivan Bluth Studios arrived in Dublin to make Disney like features such as ‘Land Before Time.’ Thanks to the Government tax breaks that the industry then received (and that the British industry spectacularly failed to receive) animation thrived, and was able to incorporate both Europe’s strong visual experimentation, and America’s studio system and classical style.

Particular favourites in the ’40 frames of green’ screenings included

Guy’s Dog – Rory Bresnihan

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God’s Early Work – also by Rory Bresnihan

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And my all time personal favourite, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty by Nancy Phelan

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