DNEG Animation At Annecy 2024

It’s a Garfield Take-Over

DNEG Animation Brings An XL Lasagna-Sized Series of Presentations to Annecy 2024

This June, the one and only Garfield is making his way to the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and DNEG Animation is pulling out all the stops to help make it an event to remember.



Right Here, Right Meow: Careers at DNEG Animation.

Bridget Dash (Senior Talent Acquisition Partner). Moderated by Dara McGarry (Director of Outreach)

WHERE: Le Campus – Room 2
WHEN: 15:30 to 16:45 CEST

Join DNEG Animation for an in-depth look at the work the studio is doing as well as how to prepare for a career in animation with tips on CVs, reels and more! Learn about the new lineup of shows DNEG Animation has coming up in the future, like The Cat in the Hat and other exciting unannounced shows in the pipeline, which you could be a part of!



From Comic Strip to Feature Animation: The Garfield Movie

Shelley Smith (Producer), Freddy Chaleur (VFX Supervisor) & Jason Boose (Animation Director)

WHERE: Impérial Palace – Salle de la Volière
WHEN: 18:00 to 19:15 CEST

Join Animation Director Jason Boose and VFX Supervisor Freddy Chaleur as they walk us through the creative process of bringing Garfield off the page and onto the big screen.

Based on Jim Davis’ beloved comic strip, The Garfield Movie follows the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, in a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic, Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist. Directed by Mark Dindal, DNEG Animation animated and Prime Focus Studios co-produced the film with Alcon Entertainment.


Vive la Lasagna! French Premiere of The Garfield Movie


  1. Cinéma Pathé – Pathé 2 on 11 June 2024 from 17:30 to 19:10 CEST
  2. Cinéma Pathé – Pathé 7 on 12 June 2024 from 17:00 to 18:40 CEST

As if that wasn’t enough Garfield goodness, the festival will also play host to the highly anticipated French premiere of The Garfield Movie, complete with French subtitles to ensure every “Je déteste les lundis” rings out loud and clear. Catch the French premiere on 11th June and because we know you can’t get enough of the mischief, watch him again on the 12th June with a chance to meet the crew who brought Garfield to life on the big screen.


Also, don’t forget to…

Meet us at our Booth!

WHERE: Booth A71, 1st floor of the Exhibition Area
WHEN: Tuesday June 11th – Friday June 14th

Of course, no Annecy experience would be complete without a visit to the DNEG Animation booth (A71). Stop by for a chance to rub elbows with the masterminds behind Garfield’s big-screen debut and snap selfies with life-size lasagna props.

From panels and premieres to booth appearances and beyond, one thing is certain: Annecy 2024 is about to experience a delightfully chaotic, carb-loaded coup courtesy of everyone’s favourite tubby tabby. So grab a plate of pasta, settle in, and get ready to laugh until you’re practically purring.

This is one festival takeover you won’t want to miss. To register your interest to meet our team and to know more about our work on upcoming films like That Christmas, which comes out this festive season, The Cat in the Hat, and more during the festival – drop us a line at annecy@dneg.com!


We can’t wait to see you there!




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