Grégoire Melin’s Paris-based Kinology will promote Sacre Bleu’s upcoming animated attribute “ Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds,” set to host Was an Annecy Works in Progress panel on the upcoming digital mannequin of the world’s largest animation competitors and market.
At March’s Cartoon Movie in the French port metropolis of Bordeaux, the flicks singular visuals and family-friendly story caught the eye of many in attendance, and makes it a number of the anticipated productions set to participate at this 12 months’s Annecy.
Kinology has a strong reputation in dealing with neutral arthouse animated choices, along with the critically acclaimed 2014 Annecy basic opponents participant “Mune: Guardian of the Moon.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Ron and Benoit on such a unique, poetic and emotional journey; it has everything to become a true future kids’ classic in the line of ‘The King and the Mockingbird’ and ‘Kirikou,’” Kinology CEO Grégoire Melin instructed Variety.
“Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds” follows two youthful sisters, Juliette and Carmen, who uncover a passage into the universe of their favorite information, “The Kingdom of the Winds,” the place they will be reworked into cats pressured proper right into a sequence of unenviable circumstances sooner than finally discovering help in the unlikeliest of areas.
Benoît Chieux (“Aunt Hilda!”) directs and co-wrote the screenplay alongside writer director Alain Gagnol, co-creator of the Oscar nominated animated attribute “A Cat in Paris.”
About the film’s seen influences, Chieux outlined to Variety, “I’m from the ‘Heavy Metal’ generation and I grew up with ‘Moebius.’ As a child I was deeply marked by Topor and Laloux’s ‘La Planète sauvage’ and by Paul Grimault’s ‘Le Roi et l’oiseau’ (‘The King and the Mockingbird’).”
“Also, some American classical illustrators such as Ludwig Bemelmans, Maurice Sendak, Dr Seuss, Edward Gorey, Etienne Delessert (who is Swiss but lives in the U.S.). I am a huge admirer of Winsor McCay’s ‘Little Nemo’ and I’m very interested in Japanese animation,” he added sooner than admitting that on a modern, considerably troublesome enterprise, he promised himself he would create an easy to make graphic sort for his subsequent enterprise.