Walking With Animators

Walking With Animators

2025 – 1h45

Started in 2018, shot in several countries and supported by many major studios, this documentary offers an unprecedented immersion in the world of animators. Focusing as much on drawing as on stop-motion, on paper cut-outs as on computer-generated images, the film captures the magic of an art of shadows, more than ever threatened by the democratization of artificial intelligence tools. The cast includes several icons of the 7th Art: Joe Dante (Gremlins), John Landis (The Blues Brothers), Phil Tippett (Mad God), Floyd Norman (Sleeping Beauty from Disney Studios), Doug Chiang (The Legend of Beowulf), David Silverman (Monsters, Inc.), Paul Wee (The Simpsons), Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man New Generation) and Jay Oliva (The Dark Knight Returns).

Written and Directed by: Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet

Joe Dante, Floyd Norman, Joe Johnston, Jay Oliva, David Silverman, Paul Wee,
Michael Polcino, The Chiodo Brothers…

Music: Alexandre Poncet

Editing: Gilles Penso

Visual & Credits Effects: Tippett Studio, Mystery Meat Media LLC

Mixing: Vega Prod



Gremlins special effects and puppets workshop

Gremlins special effects and puppets workshop

January 2019 – 3h

In 2019, at the request of the Cinéma de Massy (91), Frenetic Arts invites Sacha Feiner for a practical special effects and puppetry workshop devoted to GremlinsIn collaboration with Cinémassy, an art house cinema located in Essonne, Frenetic Arts invited spectators to create a brief special effects sequence inspired by the Gremlins saga, in the company of Alexandre Poncet and Sacha Feiner, director of the Gremlins Fan film. Gremlins Fan filmTotaling almost 900,000 views on Youtube, this tribute film has become a real reference for fans of Joe Dante’s films and the director himself.

Sacha Feiner came specially with several puppets. Workshop participants learned how to handle these creatures and film them effectively.

The footage shot during the workshop was screened that evening in Cinémassy’s main hall, as a prelude to a screening of the first Gremlins.Director Joe Dante, author of the original feature film, filmed and sent an introduction especially for the event.

Workshop for all
Duration : 3h

Massy Ma Ville


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