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Watch the world’s coolest cartoons in Budapest

Photo : Dilili-à-Paris

Between 28 November and 2 December, the Anilogue International Animation Film Festival brings the most significant works from the past year to Budapest. Altogether 300 short films and 14 full-length features from all around the globe – including a number of Magyar mini movies – will screen. Most films are in English, or play with English subtitles. A new delight at this year’s festival is that the audience will have a chance to see Cartoon Network’s newest series, “Summer Camp Island”, for the first time.

Cartoon aficionados have much to look forward to this week. Beginning on Wednesday, a range of modern-day animation films will hit Budapest screens during the five-day Anilogue International Animation Film Festival. The event brings the best of contemporary cartoon artistry to Budapest, presenting colourful tales of fanciful characters, along with vivid portrayals of other intriguing themes not meant for children. Films hailing from across the globe will screen at the city’s Uránia National Film Theater, the French Institute, the Polish Institute and the Cervantes Institute. Some have free admission.

The opening film of the festival is Michel Ocelot’s latest work, Dilili in Paris, that draws an exciting caricature of the turn-of-the-century French art world. After the screening, a Q&A will take place with the legendary director and creator of Kirikou. The film is considered to be a mirror image of the new Hungarian hit animation by Milorad Krstić, Ruben Brandt, the Collector, and this festival will be the first platform where the two films screen together.

Photo: Dilili-à-Paris

The closing film is Mamoru Hosoda’s latest feature, Mirai, in which four-year-old Kun is angry with the world following the birth of his little sister. But in the morning, he finds a secret fairytale world in their garden where he meets a teenage girl and their dog in human form. In their magical adventures, the girl becomes his travel companion – a girl with exactly the same name as his hated little sister.

Photo: Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

Altogether, 300 mini movies and 14 full-length features will be presented at the festival. These include the adult Tropical Virus by Colombia’s Santiago Caicedo, the Polish, Spanish, German, Belgian and Hungarian co-production Another Day of Life, and a family-friendly animation by Estonian Kaspar Jancis, Captain Morten and the Spider Queen. The Adriatic Wave compilation also presents the contemporary animation art of Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.

 

Click here for more details and the full programme.