Thursday, March 19, 2009

Animated Film Opens Up Cannes for the Very First Time

So, I read a headline today that read:

"Animated Movie To Open Cannes For First Time"


While I didn't get to attend a screening of Mary and Max, Whitney did and absolutely loved it. Made painstakingly over five years, the dark claymation tale of "two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York" stars the voices of Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman and has met mostly positive reviews since it's debut. Surely, the debut feature from the director of Harvie Krumpet (2005) will be opening Cannes...right?

Wrong.

Son of a...

2 comments:

Daniel Getahun said...

Didn't Kung Fu Panda make a big splash for premiering at Cannes last year? What's the deal with animated movies in the south of France, anyway?

elgringo said...

What's with huge Pixar and Dreamworks movies playing at Cannes? I guess that's just how it goes.