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Star Wars. visions returns and for a special day Star Wars fans

Today, Disney+ and Lucasfilm announced that the second volume of the animated anthology series will premiere on May 4, 2023. Star Wars Day, exclusively on Disney+. Volume 2, based on the Emmy Award-nominated first series Star Wars. visions 2021 will feature nine new shorts from nine studios around the world. the shorts promise to feature unique animation styles from different countries and cultures that capture each director’s unique vision for the film. Star Wars galaxy

Shorts included Star Wars. visions Volume 2 was created by the following international animation studios: El Guiri (Spain), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Punkrobot (Chile), Aardman (UK), Studio Mir (South Korea), Studio La Cachette (France), 88 Pictures (India), D’art Shtajio (Japan) and Triggerfish (South Africa). D’Art Shtajio’s short was created in association with Lucasfilm Ltd. (USA).

“The reaction to the first volume Star Wars. visions blew us away. We were delighted that this project inspired and resonated with so many people,” says James Waugh. Star Wars. visions Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy, Lucasfilm. “We’ve always seen it Star Wars. visions as a framework for celebratory expressions of the franchise by some of the best creators working today. Animation is in the midst of a global renaissance, and we’re constantly shocked by the extent to which creativity is pushing the medium forward. With Volume 1, the imaginative minds of Japan’s anime industry were on full display. With Volume 2, we broadened our canvas to take audiences on a global tour of some of the world’s most talented creators. We are so proud to be able to reveal the range of studios we have put together. Each short is incredible, full of heart, scope, imagination and the values ​​that make stories distinct. Star Wars — all while opening up bold new ways to see what is Star Wars history can be.”

Waugh serves as the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Visions Vol.2 executive produced alongside Jacqui Lopez and Josh Rimes. Below you can get acquainted with the details of each short film and filmmaker.

Title: The Sith

Studio: El Guiri

Screenwriter-director: Rodrigo Blaas

Rodrigo Blaas is an Emmy Award-winning director who has spent more than 20 years in animation. After co-founding Stromboli Animation in 1997, Blaas joined Blue Sky Studios in 2000, working on a feature film. Ice age, before moving on to Pixar Animation Studios. There he worked on projects such as Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles: (2004), Ratatouille (2007), and Wall-E (2008) and on the Oscar-nominated short film La Luna (2011). Blaas recently teamed up with Guillermo del Toro to develop the award-winning series Trollhunters, served as creative director of Mikros Animation Paris, and in 2021 founded Madrid’s El Guiri studio with his partner Cecil Hawkes. He also wrote and directed the award-winning 2009 short film Alma.

Title: Screecher’s Reach

Studio: cartoon studio

Directed by Paul Young

Paul Young is the co-founder of Cartoon Saloon, an IFTA winner and Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA nominee. He directed the animated films My father’s dragon, WolfWalkers, The Secret of Kells, The song of the seaand: The bread bringer as well as award-winning TV series including Puffin Rock, Dorg Van Dangoand: Viking school.

Title: “Among the Stars”

Studio: Punkrobot

Writer-Director: Gabriel Osorio

Gabriel Osorio majored in fine arts at the University of Chile, later specializing in 3D animation. After working in commercials, films and TV series, he founded Punkrobot Studio. Since 2008, he has directed projects for children’s television, including Flipos, Muelin y Perlita, Soccer girlsand television clips. In 2016, his short film Bear story became the first Latin American project to win an Oscar® in the animated short category.

Title: I Am Your Mother

Studio: Aardman

Director: Magdalena Osinska

Magdalena Osinska is an award-winning director who has been with Aardman for eight years. He has directed stop-motion, CGI, 2D and live-action commercials including Wallace and Gromit’s The Great Sofa Caper and Share the Orange. Osinska led the development of the children’s series Joyets and has also directed films including Spirits of the Piano and: Zbigniew’s cabinet. A graduate of the UK’s Beaconsfield National Film and Television School, as well as the Polish Film School in Łódź and the Warsaw College of Art, Osinska is currently developing a feature film. Jasiabased on his grandmother’s memories of WWII Poland.

Title: Journey to the Dark Head

Studio: Mir Studio

Director: Hyeong Geun Park

Rising star Hyung-Gin Park was already a household name when he entered the Korean animation industry in 2017 thanks to his strong drawing and animation sensibilities. He has animated dozens of movie game trailers and has since expanded into animated series, working on projects including: Dota: Dragon’s Blood: Book 3 (2022) and Leukism (2022). Journey into the Dark Head is the first title he has received from start to finish.

Title: Spy Dancer

Studio: Studio La Cachette

Screenwriter-Director: Julien Cheng

Julien Cheng is the CEO of Studio La Cachette, an Emmy Award-winning French animation studio that he founded in 2014 with Gobelin School colleagues Oussama Boucheria and Ulysses Malasan. Cheng trained in visual development at Disney and worked as a character animator on popular 2D animated films. The rabbi’s cat, Muneand Academy Award nominee Ernest and Celestine. In 2021, he won an Emmy Award® for Executive Producer of Animation Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, for which he also served as head of animation. In 2022, Cheng co-directed the Cesar-nominated film with Jean-Christophe Roger. Ernest and Celestine. Journey to Guiberitia.

Title: “The Bandits of Golak”

Studio: 88 Pictures

Directed by Ishaan Shukla

Ishan Shukla started his career as a CG artist in Singapore. For more than a decade, he has directed projects ranging from television commercials to soap operas and music videos. His 2016 animated short Schirkoa was a longtime Oscar contender, winning dozens of awards and playing at 120 international festivals, including SIGGRAPH Asia, where it won Best in Show. He then set up his own animation studio to work on adult-oriented animated feature films, including a feature-length version. Shirkoafestivals will be held in the summer of 2023.

Title: “The Pit”

Studios: D’art Shtajio and Lucasfilm Ltd.

Writer-Director-Executive Producer: LeAndre Thomas

Co-Director: Justin Ridge

LeAndre Thomas is an award-winning writer and director from Oakland, California, whose latest film won Best Director at the Pasadena International Film Festival. In addition to his independent films, Thomas is a member of the franchise studio team at Lucasfilm Ltd., where he has worked for over 11 years, credited with recent titles such as: Light and magic, The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars. Tales of the Jediand much more.

Justin Ridge executive produced the Emmy® nominated series Star Wars Resistance. His credits also include: Star Wars Rebels, Storks, The Cleveland Show, Star Wars. Clone Warsand: Avatar: The last pilot.

Title: Au’s Song

Studio: Triggerfish

Writer-Directors: Nadia Darris and Daniel Clarke

Nadia Daris is a director, animator and co-founder of Goon Valley Animation who loves to write songs. Born in Cape Flats, South Africa, Darris has worked on high-end animated films and motion design since 2015 as an animator, project manager, creative director and director. His experience includes animation at Triggerfish Animation Studios on award-winning BBC films Stick Man, Rebellious rhymesand: Highway rat.

Daniel Clarke is a Cape Town-based director and artist working in animation, film and illustration. He began his career in animation in 2008 at Triggerfish Animation Studios, where he worked as a production designer, art director and director on projects such as feature film. Groupof the BBC Stick Manand: The snail and the whale. In 2018, he completed a graphic novel with James Clarke and Daniel Snadon. Cariba.


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