Be brutal. Be patient. Be generous.
Each year, hosts of animation fans and industry executives flock to the French Alps for the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival. This June, visionary Mexican filmmaker and animator Guillermo del Toro, an Annecy regular, returned to the idyllic lakeside community to share clips from his latest work-in-progress: the animated Netflix series Trollhunters. The never-before-seen footage was distinctly del Toro in style: an action-packed, oft-comedic fusion of fairy tale and more sinister fragments of his imagination. The teasers were met with cheers and applause, but the majority of the seminar—and the real highlight of our later conversations—focused on the director’s career advice and creative philosophies.
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