Villain Attempts To Steal Top Prize in Annecy/YouTube Contest

Cedric Villain has delivered his submission for the Annecy 50th Anniversary contest on YouTube. The Festival international du film d’animation à Annecy kicks off on June 7th, and the winner of the competition gets a flight to the festival and a 6 night hotel stay. This piece builds rather slow, but it pays off nicely at the end:


  1. That was real nice looking. The bunny doesn’t look very angry when it’s on top of the mountain.

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  1. [...] Last Friday we posted Cedric Villain’s submission for the Annecy 50th Anniversary contest on YouTube. While that was a well-executed short, I’m going to predict that the winning submission was posted today. It’s by Bernard Derriman, the brilliant animator from Sydney, Australia. You know him from his series Arj and Poopy and the dozen other shorts we’ve posted of his shorts we’ve posted here throughout the years. Playing off the theme of “birthdays or celebration,” Derriman has uncorked an excellent little film. Pop pits a chicken versus a fox in champagne-soaked battle that should have the judges drunk with enthusiasm. Derriman had help from long-time friend, and fellow countryman, Adam Phillips, who helped launch the bazooka champagne effects. [...]

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