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    Noelle Stevenson Will Be Part Of A DreamWorks Panel At Annecy Fest (June 13)

    Updated June 13th, 2019

    Hopefully we will get a video of the panel at Annecy Fest. In the meantime, Variety reported on some of the happenings.

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    The studio focus also took in an update by Noelle Stevenson of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” which she wrote and directed, as well as the original series “Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny” made for Prime Video, which plays in competition in the TV Films category at the Annecy Festival.

    How did you tackle a show 30 years old”? asked Peter Gal, DreamWorks Animation’s chief creative officer, TV, of “She-Ra.” Stevenson answered that she watched a lot of episodes, lined up the characters and was enthused. “How often do you get to re-invent a property which is sci-fi fantasy, has flying unicorns and the leads are all women with superpowers?” Stevenson enthused.

    She also loved “the glam ‘80s look” of the original series, and looked to artists such as Moebius for inspiration, “‘70s, ‘80s, sci-fi art, with its rich and evocative color palette.”

    She wanted to show as much diversity of race, sexual orientation, and body shape, she said. “In Season 3, the intensity of these characters just keep increasing. I wanted to make a show about female empowerment, but I also wanted to suggest that being a woman is not easy, and there’s no easy solution,” Stevenson said at Annecy, showing stills of new characters such as the leader, voiced by Geena Davie, of the Crimson Waste – a desert with huge devastated mountains, the bones of prehistoric animals. Stevenson also played a punchy energetic sneak peek trailer of Season 3.

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    “We built the studio on TV series based off DreamWorks feature films and some titles from our media library like ‘She-Ra,’” said Gal who helped create and build DWA TV, which has as much as 20 shows in production at any same time, and has produced the equivalent of 270 feature films in just six years to date.

    Going forward, DWA TV will continue doing animation features based on its shows – like “Boss Baby” and “Spirit” . but is also “expanding into areas that are really thriving for us right now,” Gal added. One is tapping Universal live-action film IP: “Fast and Furious: Spy Racers” and “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous”; another way forward, “which we are going into very rapidly,” Gal said, is originals, the “first great example” being “Kipo.”

    Reasons abound for the originals push. “Me and my team just get incredibly excited by new ideas,” Gal said.
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    Updated June 13th, 2019

    This DreamWorks Animation Twitter page is starting to post some pictures from the event.

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    There will be a sneak peek of season 3 She-Ra at Annecy Fest!



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    "On Thursday, June 13, DreamWorks Animation Television will assemble a roster of talent 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 Noelle Stevenson, executive producer of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power; Tim Hedrick, executive producer of the Fast & Furious animated series; 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."

    Click here to read the full article on Animation Magazine's website

    http://www.animationmagazine.net/eve...t-annecy-fest/

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