DreamWorks Animation unveils its slate of film and TV programming ahead of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, the studio will preview its upcoming slate of feature films, headlined by the September 2019 release in the USA of Abominable, a co-production with Pearl Studio, written and directed by Jill Culton, produced by Suzanne Buirgy with Todd Wilderman serving as co-director. The program, hosted by DreamWorks Animation president Margie Cohn, will include an introduction from Pearl Studio Chief Creative Officer Peilin Chou and an extended preview of work-in-progress footage from the film presented by the filmmakers. The program will also preview footage from the studio’s 2020 slate and will close with the world premiere of the studio’s latest short film Marooned, directed by Andrew Erekson and produced by Jeff Hermann. On 13 June 2019, DreamWorks Animation Television will assemble a panel for a Studio Focus session that will explore the diverse and expansive slate currently in production. The panel, moderated by DWA’s Chief Creative Officer of TV Peter Gal will include executive producer of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Noelle Stevenson; executive producer of the Fast & Furious animated series Tim Hedrick and Rad Sechrist, executive producer of a new upcoming project. The producers will present creative details and footage from each series and discuss the unique challenges and rewards of animated television production. In addition, two-time Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe winner Dean DeBlois (also serving on this year’s Jury), will introduce a special Open-air Screening of the critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on the Pâquier Lawn on Thursday evening, 13 June 2019. The DreamWorks Animation Television series Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, recently launched on Prime Video, has been selected for the official competition of the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival in the TV films category.