‘Mutant Mayhem’s’ Jeff Rowe, Nora Twomey, Nickelodeon’s Latifa Ouaou to Debate Animation’s New Creativity at Variety Annecy Panel

Variety will host a panel at the Annecy Animation Festival, Breaking the Borders of Animation, focusing on one of the key – and most exciting – talking points in the medium: How animation is currently being revolutionized and reimagined by new waves of creativity and technology.The panel has been organised with Nickelodeon as its official partner.On Tuesday June13, Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge will encourage his guests to wonder about the future of the art form, starting with Latifa Ouaou, EVP of Paramount and Nickelodeon Animation, who also executive produced “The Grinch” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”“Breaking the boundaries of animation is such a great topic to speak about because it’s a very exciting time in animation,” she notes.“[‘Spider-Man: Across the] Spider-Verse’ was the beginning of a new wave in animation.

It gave us the freedom to move away from conventional realism and into bold and abstract expressions of realities.

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