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Explore Warner Bros.’ Exciting LOTR Anime and First DC Title

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– Warner Bros. will feature their new “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” anime movie and offer an extended look hosted by Andy Serkis at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June.
– Annecy’s Warner Bros. programming will also present a making-of session for “Creature Commandos,” the first DC Universe title by James Gunn, and panels on “The Amazing World of Gumball” as well as a premiere of “The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie.”

At next month’s esteemed Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the eyes of film enthusiasts and industry professionals will converge on an exciting line-up, including a fresh foray into Middle-earth with the anime movie “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” and the pioneering DC Universe title under James Gunn’s direction. Warner Bros. has teased that these projects will be pivotal highlights among their diverse array of scheduled cinematic exhibitions.

Warner Bros. Animation values the importance of this festival, which is scheduled from June 9-15 in the picturesque town of Annecy, France. This scenic locality will turn into a melting pot of animated storytelling where creators, fans, and journalists alike congregate to celebrate their passion for this unique and engaging art form.

A special session on the agenda features the renowned actor and filmmaker Andy Serkis. Fans will be treated to his insights during a filmmaker conversation, along with an extended preview of “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim”. Director Kenji Kamiyama will join forces with producers Philippa Boyens, Joseph Chou, and Jason DeMarco to showcase the first footage from this highly anticipated movie. Mark your calendars for its theatrical release on December 13; it’s an event no admirer of grand narratives and lush animation would want to miss.

Attendees can expect an in-depth exploration into the animation process for “The War of the Rohirrim”, which promises to cast a new light on the fortress Helm’s Deep and its legendary founder, Helm Hammerhand, King of Rohan. Amidst the excitement for this animated adventure is news of another “Lord of the Rings” escapade – a live-action film directed by Serkis aiming for a 2026 premiere, heralding an exciting era for fans of euphoric high fantasy.

The festival’s project showcases will also include an exclusive look behind the scenes of “Creature Commandos”, marking the inaugural DC Studios project from James Gunn and Peter Safran. With Gunn at the helm as executive producer and writer, this philosophical exploration of monsters as military personnel emanates from the collaborative creativity of DC Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. The studio has yet to announce a launch date, but expectations are high for this reimagining of villainy and the concept of heroism.

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Animation aficionados will also be invited to delve into the artistic process of “Creature Commandos” along with supervising producer Rick Morales and supervising director Balak Yves. The pair will unwrap the creative layers that have constructed a narrative where Amanda Waller, potently portrayed by Viola Davis, forms an ensemble of nightmarish creatures for military purposes.

Moreover, Annecy’s attendees are poised to get an exclusive insider perspective on the beloved Cartoon Network series “The Amazing World of Gumball”, which is making a return to screens. Adding to the exhilaration, a world-premiere screening of “The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie” is expected to animate the smiles of classic toon enthusiasts and new-age animation critics alike.

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