Animation Day in Cannes 2017

Heute in Cannes:

The objective of the Animation Day in Cannes is to facilitate the promotion of Animation during the Cannes Film Festival which does not traditionally offer a window for animators besides the likes of Pixar or Disney.

Animaze Daze in Cannes Competition

Animaze – Le Miaff and filmfestivals.com decided in 2015 to take on this mission and provide a place for networking, fun, and promotion.

In 2017 ADIC returned stronger, offering a comprehensive line up from 110 submitted shorts, features, VR projects  and scripts with a final selection of 29 shorts and features (Animaze Daze in Cannes competition) to 320 registered professionals in animation including 56 Buyers, 87  media…

Hier gehts zur Webseite  des Animation Day in Cannes 2017

Hier ein Einblick in einige der dort vorgestellten Projekte:

JUNOD by Shinichiro Kimura Japan, 76 minutes

A Swiss doctor arranged for the delivery of 15 tons of medicine and medical supplies to Hiroshima just after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city and personally treated the victims himself. That benefactor was Marcel Junod, head of the ICRC delegation in Japan. There is a monument to Dr. Junod in a corner of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, but, unfortunately, few people are aware of his selfless achievements.
As an ICRC delegate, Dr. Junod plunged ahead through a war-torn era and saved many precious lives without regard to nationality or race. Armed with know-how, courage, the ability to negotiate and, most of all, a love for humanity, he got through many hopeless situations. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the idea for the Red Cross. We want to produce an animated film that will portray selfless love – the spirit of the Red Cross which Dr. Junod embodied – and his accomplishments and send from Hiroshima a „gift of love“ like that of Dr. Junod to as many people as possible.

 

NEPHILIM Showcase

The NEPHILIM story follows an atypical young priest, Father Markus, and four other warrior characters on a mission to save the world from a catastrophic ending. They deal with many individual obstacles, often clashing, until they arrive at defining moments when they must choose to work together to defeat an uprising evil. The series begins with the first signs of warfare evolving between good and evil. Set in modern times, two archangels, a determined priest, an ex-homicide detective and a resurrected spirit form an unlikely alliance, who unite to obstruct an upsurge of fallen angels and the termination of free will. The final battle was destined long ago when seeds of the initial race of Nehpilim were planted by Beshwa, the first fallen angel to mate with humans during the early days on earth. Now Father Markus must lead a war against the fallen angel, Azazel, who moves to release Beshwa from his shackles, to mate again, but this time with the Succubus, Semyaza, if a new race of Nephilim is to begin. If born, the Nephilim will prevail over all mortals, and wreak unmitigated havoc and unstoppable evil.

http://nephilimthemovie.com/

 

Lotte and the Lost Dragons

The scientists Karl the Raccoon and Victor the Fish arrive in Gadgetville. The scientists are participating in an important competition for collecting old folk songs. Their greatest dream is to record the song of the mythical fire-breathing dragons. Lotte and her little sister Roosi decide to go find the fire-breathing dragons. After several adventures, Lotte and Roosi find their way to the dragons. Surprises await them there.

The film will be completed for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia

© 2017 Eesti Joonisfilm / Rija Films
Running time 72 min

www.joonisfilm.ee
www.rijafilms.lv

Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the TURTLES

THE GLOW ANIMATION STUDIO is located in Almendralejo, in the region of Extremadura in the Southwest of Spain.
www.theglowanimationstudio.com

 

Release From Heaven Showcase

In a war torn country, a female writer and teacher has to accompany two of her students on a life changing journey.

Ali Noori Oskouei Director

Majid Asoodegan Writer

Ali Noori Oskouei Producer

Seyed Vahid Olyaee Producer

2http://nephilimthemovie.com/

The selection of films that will be showing at Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries may 23 at 1.30:

ANIMAZE DAZE IN CANNES COMPETITION

Selected films from Animaze Daze in Cannes competition to  Screen in Cannes Palais des Festivals may 23 1.30

The Art of Restraint and Cool Excuses Lauren Carr
Johanne Anna-Ester Volozh
Singing Hugo and His Incredible Adventures Vilnis Kalnaellis
CAT VANISHED Ileana Gómez
The Bricks Anna Ostalskaya
Sophia Zsofia Opra-Szabo
When a Peeping Tom met a Kleptomaniac Yifei Wang
Un long baiser Gwendoline Gamboa
The night explorer Ilona marja Laine
Variations on Breathing Kate Vrijmoet
The Curse of Da Linzer Kristine Kreska
you got a problem Charles Mandracchia

 

Water For Gold Sandani Hiranya
The Last Footprint Louis Cacciuttolo
G.I. Hospital John Lewis

The competition is organised by the Animation Day in Cannes, produced by Animaze – Montreal International Animation Film Festivals and filmfestivals.com.

FILM SHOWCASE

The Market Premiere of Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries includes two showcases preview of Nephilim by Gilbert Nash and  Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles by Salvador SIMÓ

 

 

Der deutsche Trailer von Pixars „COCO“ ist online!

Bereit für den ersten Trailer von COCO, dem neuen PIXAR Highlight 2017?!

Die Macht einer geheimnisvollen Gitarre und der neugierige Hund Dante entführen uns in aufregende, unbekannte Welten, die ein Füllhorn an schrägen Typen, mitreißender Musik und Slapstick geladenen Begegnungen bereit halten und dabei einige altbekannte Mythen ziemlich auf den Kopf stellen…

Hier der neue Trailer von den Machern von „Song of the Sea“ und „Brendan and the Secret of Kells“: „The Breadwinner“ produziert von Angelina Jolie

Based on the best-selling children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11 year old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father’s life. Parvana’s father Nurullah had told stories about history and imagination to Parvana as she helped him in the marketplace of Taliban controlled Kabul in the year 2001. When he is arrested Parvana finds the courage to look for him when everyone else had given up hope. She becomes a storyteller, remembering a brother she has once known. Every day is a challenge as Parvana tries to bring home enough food and water to support her mother, sister and little brother. She meets a fellow girl in disguise called Shauzia and together, they form a bond that will give them the strength to endure the war that comes to their doorstep in the Fall of 2001. The Breadwinner is a celebration of children – for children, whatever their age, wherever they live.

The Breadwinner is a co-production between Aircraft Pictures Canada, Melusine Productions Luxembourg and Cartoon Saloon in association with Angelina Jolie’s Jolie Pas Productions. Funding comes from the Irish Film Board, the BAI and RTÉ in Ireland. It will be released in 2017. The film is being directed by Nora Twomey with screenplay by Anita Doron and Deborah Ellis.

Follow Parvana, a young girl who gives up everything to provide for her family and reunite with her father

Die Trailer und Ausschnitte aus den 55 Projekten der diesjährigen Ausgabe von Cartoon Movie

Hier die vier Trailer-Blöcke mit den insgesamt 55 Projekten der diesjährigen Ausgabe von Cartton Movie 2017.

Weitere Angaben zu den Projekten findet Ihr auf der Seite von Cartoon Movie: http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-movie-event/cartoon-movie-2017/discover-the-projects-1.htm

Cartoon Movie is neither a fair nor a festival, but rather a pitching & co-pro forum for animated feature films.
For two days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their film project in order to speed up financing, find co-producers and interest international distributors.
Since its creation in 1999, 275 films found financing, representing a total budget of 1.9 billion EUR.

 

 

 

Cartoon Movie, the European pitching event for animation films, took place in Bordeaux with 850 participants (+14% compared to 2016) from 41 different countries, with 43 game companies and 221 buyers including 125 distributors and sales agents. Organised by CARTOON, the 19th edition of this professional forum was the ideal platform to assess the current state of European animation whilst boosting 55 new projects featuring a wide variety of genres and production techniques.

BUZZ FILMS AND TRENDS
Out of the 55 projects selected with very disparate budgets (from 3 to 13 million euros), 17 of them are in concept, 26 in development, 9 in production and 3 in sneak preview. The variety of countries producing animated films is still growing. This year, Georgia, Ukraine
and Israel pitched a project for the first time at Cartoon Movie. This edition also benefited from a strong territorial anchoring with 7 projects out of 55 developed in Bordeaux and Angoulême under the aegis of the Pôle Image Magelis. During these two days, the pitching sessions got a full house. The 17 projects presented as projects in concept created great enthusiasm like „The Nazis, my Father and Me“ (Folivari) by Remy Schaepman, a new project of the successful producer Didier Brunner, „Two Caravans“ (Blue Zoo Animation) based on the best-selling novel of Marina Lewycka, „Unicorn Wars“ (Schmuby Productions), „Single Mom in Korea“ (Marmitafilms) – a new film by Jung Henin („Approved for Adoption“), „Princess Dragon“ (Ankama Animations) by Anthony Roux & Jean-Jacques Denis („Dofus – book 1“), … With 35 projects out of the 55 selected, family comedies and adventure films for children remain the focus of Cartoon Movie projects.

The 10 projects which attracted the most participants to the pitching sessions:
• „Zombillenium“ (Maybe Movies), a highly anticipated film by the successful comic artist Arthur de Pins
• „The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales“ (Folivari) inspired from Benjamin Renner’s books (co-directed of „Ernest & Célestine“)
• „Miss Saturne“ (Prima Linea) by Jérôme Combe & Barbara Israël *
• „Wolfwalkers“ (Cartoon Saloon) by Tomm Moore („Song of the Sea“, Best European Animated Feature Film at European Film Awards and nominated for the Academy Awards in 2015)
• „Calamity, a childhood of Martha Jane Cannary“ (Maybe Movies), new movie of Rémi Chayé („Long Way North“, Audience Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015, Anima 2016 Audience Award for Best Animated Feature for Children)
• „Kensuke’s Kingdom“ (Lupus Films) by Neil Boyle & Kirk Hendry
• „The Prince’s Journey“ (Blue Spirit Productions, a new film by Jean-François
Laguionie) which will be made in Angoulême studios
• „Charlotte“ in co-production with Les Films du Poisson Rouge (in Angoulême) and directed by Bibo Bergeron *
• „The Siren“ (Les films d’ici) about the Resistance in Iran and directed by Sepideh Farsi *
• „Super Vinamotor“ (Je suis bien content) by Stéphanie Lansaque & François Leroy *
It is interesting to note that the most famous directors (Arthur de Pins, Benjamin Renner,Tomm Moore, Rémi Chayé, Jean-François Laguionie) attract most of the participants.
* Animated films for adults, this year’s big trend (33% of projects)

CARTOON MOVIE TRIBUTES 2017
During the 19th Cartoon Movie, participants voted for the winners of the Cartoon Tributes 2017: the awards for outstanding contribution to the development of European animation over the last year. Considered one of European animation most prestigious rewards, the winners are:
Director of the Year: Claude Barras (Switzerland) for his long feature „My Life as a Courgette“.
The other nominees were: Michael Dudok de Wit (the Netherlands) for the film „The Red Turtle“ and Jean-François Laguionie (France) for „Louise by the Shore“.
Distributor of the Year: Angel Films (Denmark) – distributor in Scandinavian countries of „My
Life as a Courgette“, „Phantom Boy“, „Ernest & Celestine“, „Pinocchio“, „Tad, The Lost
Explorer“. The other nominees were: MUBI (United Kingdom) and Urban Distribution International (France).
Producers of the Year: Rita productions (Switzerland), Blue Spirit Productions & Gebeka
Films (France) for „My Life as a Courgette“.
The other nominees were: Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Ulysses Filmproduktion (Germany), Walking The Dog (Belgium), Melusine Productions (Luxembourg) & Den Siste Skilling (Norway) for „Richard the Stork“ and Lupus Films & Melusine Productions (United Kingdom/Luxembourg) for „Ethel & Ernest“.

With 35 projects out of the 55 selected, family comedies and adventure films for children remain the focus of Cartoon Movie projects:
• „Zombillenium“ (Maybe Movies), a highly anticipated film by the successful comic artist Arthur de Pins
• „Amundsen & Nobile“ (Mikrofilm), adventure film inspired by the true story of these two aviators who were the first to reach the North Pole
• „Butts on Ice (WT)“ (M.A.R.K.13) modern adaptation of the fairy tale „The Fisherman and His Wife“ by Brothers Grimm
• „Ooops! 2“ (Moetion Films), the sequel of „Ooops! Noah is gone…“ by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack
• „Calamity, a childhood of Martha Jane Cannary“ (Maybe Movies), new movie of Rémi Chayé („Long Way North“) which refers to the historical character of Calamity Jane
• „Wolfwalkers“ (Cartoon Saloon) by Tomm Moore („Song of the Sea“, Best European Animated Feature Film at European Film Awards and nominated for the Academy Awards in 2015)
• „Princess Dragon“ (Ankama Animations) by Anthony Roux & Jean-Jacques Denis („Dofus – book 1“)
• „A Skeleton Story“ (MAD Entertainment) by Alessandro Rak (director of „The Art of Happiness“, Best European Animated Feature Film at European Film Awards 2014)
• „Crazy Island“ (Grid Animation) by Jesper Møller, based on the works of worldrenowned Argentinian artist Guillermo Mordillo
• „The Nazis, my Father and Me“ (Folivari) by Remy Schaepman, new project of the successful producer Didier Brunner. This film tells the story of a young German boy who’s father suddenly disappears after being chased by two threatening men in New York in 1941, shortly before the United States enters the war. For several years, the trend of adult-skewed films in European animation is growing. This year, nearly 33% of the selected projects target an audience of teenagers/ adults and tackle political or sensitive subjects ranging from:
• sexual abuse: „Awakening Beauty“ (La Claqueta PC)
• Ukrainian refugees in England: „Two Caravans“ (Blue Zoo Animation) based on the
best-selling novel of Marina Lewycka
• human trafficking: „Flee“ (Final Cut For Real)
• Alzheimer’s disease: „Tangles“ (Passion Pictures), based on the graphic novel by the Canadian author and artist Sarah Leavitt
• resistance in Iran: „The Siren“ (Les Films d’Ici)
• the Franco regime: „Josep“ (Les Films d’Ici Méditerranée) based on the life of cartoonist Josep Bartoli who fights against this regime
• the surrealist films’ censorship: „Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles“, which tells the life of the famous surrealist director Luis Buñuel after the screening of his film „The Golden Age“ written in collaboration with Salvador Dali.

Literature and comic books continue to be a significant source of inspiration for European animation. This year’s selection ranges from adaptations by well-known authors such as Raymond Briggs („Ethel and Ernest“ by Lupus Films, directed by Roger Mainwood), Albert
Sixtus („Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg“ by Akkord Film, directed by Ute von Münchow-Pohl), Sylvia Vanden Heede („Fox and Hare Save the Forest“ by Submarine, directed by Mascha Halberstad) or „The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales“ (Folivari) inspired on
Benjamin Renner’s books („Ernest et Célestine“) and „The Wondrous Journey of Little Sophie“ (Pellicola) by Roel & Berend Boorsma, adaptation of the book „Kleine Sofie en Lange Wapper“.

As for Bordeaux Metropole, she will be represented with three projects: „Single Mom in Korea“ (Marmitafilms), new film by Jung Henin („Approved for Adoption“), „Charlotte“ in coproduction with Les Films du Poisson Rouge and Canada and „Unicorn Wars“ in coproduction
with Schmuby Productions. „Miss Saturne“ (Prima Linea), „Canaan“ (Tondo Films in co-production with Superprod) and „The Prince’s Journey“ (Blue Spirit Productions, new film by Jean-François Laguionie) will also be made in studios in Angoulême (under the aegis
of the Pôle Image Magelis). For the second consecutive year, two Canadian projects will be presented at Cartoon Movie
in order to expand the collaboration established at Cartoon Connection Canada. „Butterfly Tale“ (CarpeDiem) and „The Treasure of Morgäa“ (10th Ave Productions) have been selected by several European broadcasters present in October 2016: BBC Children’s UK,
France Télévisions, Walt Disney EMEA, YLE Finland, Ketnet/VRT Belgium and Canal+ France. In addition, one project that was pitched at Cartoon Springboard 2016, event for the emergence of young talents, was selected for the Cartoon Movie 2017: „Geno“ by Lira
Production Studios (Georgia). To date, 55 projects from 19 countries have been selected to be pitched at Cartoon Movie:
17 of them are in concept, 26 in development, 9 in production and 3 in sneak preview. France will be represented by 17 projects, followed by Germany and Belgium with 5 each, United Kingdom with 4 projects, Netherlands, Ireland & Spain with 3 each.
The variety of countries producing animated films is still growing, thanks to the vitality of the Nordic countries with 6 projects. This year, Georgia, Ukraine and Israel will be pitched a project for the first time at Cartoon Movie.

 

CARTOON GAMES & APPS: THE MEETING OF VIDEO GAMES AND ANIMATION
In collaboration with Bordeaux Games, Pôle Image Magelis and CATS (Cluster Aquitain du
Transmedia Storytelling), Cartoon organized the „Cartoon Games & Apps“, which consists of matchmaking sessions of 20 minutes each between animation producers, transmedia & gaming professionals. These meetings took place to establish a new synergy between these two sectors. In the long term, it aims to encourage producers to bring game and transmedia partners at the same EARLY stage as the co-producer and the distributor in the process of a feature film. This year, 43 video game representatives (Ubisoft, Shinypix who created „Robinson Crusoe“ game, FrameOver, Remote Control Productions, Waveor, Solidanim who created „Cafard“ game..) from Germany, Belgium, Spain and France, and around 61 European animation producers met during more than 300 meetings:

300 „speed dating“ sessions for Cartoon Games & Apps
In collaboration with Bordeaux Games, Pôle Image Magelis and CATS (Cluster Aquitain du Transmedia Storytelling), Cartoon organises the „Cartoon Games & Apps“, which consists of matchmaking sessions of 20 minutes each between animation producers, transmedia &
gaming professionals. These meetings started on 8th March at Palais des Congrès in order to establish a new synergy between these two sectors and in the long term, to encourage producers to bring game and transmedia partner at the same EARLY stage as the
co-producer and the distributor in the process of a feature film. To date, about thirty video game and transmedia representatives (Ubisoft, Shinypix who created „Robinson Crusoe“ game, FrameOver, Remote Control Productions, Waveor, …) and around 65 European animation producers attended.
• LA GRANDE JONCTION: the B2B French Tech Bordeaux event took place during the morning of 8th March just before Cartoon Movie and established a direct link between professionals from the traditional economy and the digital economy.
• CARTOON GAMES & APPS: organised in collaboration with Bordeaux Games, Pôle Image Magelis and CATS (Cluster Aquitain du Transmedia Storytelling), these meetings took place during the afternoon of 8th March and aimed to foster partnerships upstream between animation producers, transmedia & gaming professionals.
More info: http://lagrandejonction.org/

About Cartoon Movie
Since 1999, over 268 films pitched at Cartoon Movie, with a total budget of 1.8 billion Euros, have secured their financing and have been released thanks to this annual forum aimed at strengthening the production and distribution of animated feature films in Europe.
Cartoon Movie is organised by CARTOON with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA, CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Bordeaux Metropole, the city of Bordeaux and Pôle Image Magelis.
About Cartoon
CARTOON – European Association of Animation Film is an international non-profit association based in Brussels that organises Cartoon Movie, together with Cartoon Forum, a co-production forum for animated TV series, Cartoon Master training seminars and Cartoon Connection, a programme intended to explore ways of reinforcing cooperation between EU and non-EU animation professionals.

 

FMX 2017 – Official Trailer: ELEMENTAL

The FMX trailers are traditionally created by students of the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in their third year of study. The present trailer ELEMENTAL was realized by a core team of seven. Adrian Meyer is the Director of Elemental, which is now further translated into print and online visuals by the team’s Choreographer and Storyboard Artist Julie Böhm, Producer Lena-Carolin Lohfink and CG Artist David Bellenbaum.
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www.fmx.de

Art, Technology and Business meet at FMX, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, Europe’s most influential conference for digital entertainment.
Every year, artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people that work with moving images come to FMX to network and to discuss production issues, exciting technologies and new ways of financing and distribution across the industries with an international audience. High quality experts deliver insightful presentations and Workshops as part of the Conference program, industry professionals introduce their hard – and software products at the Marketplace, top-notch companies scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

War for the Planet of the Apes | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

In Theaters – July 14, 2017

Directed By Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary

Hier der neue Trailer zu „SPIDERMAN – HOMECOMING“

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Cast:
Tom Holland
Michael Keaton
Zendaya
Jon Favreau
Donald Glover
Tyne Daly
with Marisa Tomei
and Robert Downey Jr.

Der Trailer zu JUSTICE LEAGUE ist da! Have a look!!!

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Hier der erste Trailer zu Pixars „COCO“

Dank an Agon Ushaku!!!

The first official trailer for Disney/Pixar’s brand new film, which will take audiences on a journey through the land of the dead, has finally arrived.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Coco hits theaters on November 22, 2017.

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

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