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Release of "Collège noir", Ulysse Malassagne's first series

31 October 2023 Alumni News
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The series byUlysse Malassagne (Animation Designer and Director, class of 2010), co-founder of Studio La Cachette with Julien Chheng and Oussama Bouacheria, is available today on the ADN platform.

 

This first original production from the studio, in co-production with ADN and Toei Animation (the Japanese studio responsible for Goldorak, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z), is an adaptation of the comic strip of the same name, also written and drawn by Ulysse. The series also features Ulysse's distinctive Japanese cartoon style.

 

 

 

A dive into Auvergne folklore

Subtitled "Complainte d'Auvergne",the 6-episode, 15-minute 2D animation series blends Japanese folklore with the legends of Cantal, Ulysses' native region, in a bid to highlight French mythology .

 

"I was fascinated by the idea of doing with French folklore what Japanese artists do so well with their yokai stories. They have this habit of reintegrating them into their modern stories, whereas in France, we're in the process of forgetting all our rural imaginary".

Ulysse Malassagne

 

The series follows 5 teenagers, stuck with Léna, their jaded supervisor, in their little boarding school lost in the middle of the Cantal mountains, for the autumn vacations. When they are accidentally cursed by a terrible witch, all hell breaks loose and the terrifying creatures of French folklore set off in pursuit...

 

 



Alumni and students in the credits

As with the studio's previous productions, many GOBELINS alumni have worked on the series:

 

- Sophie Barocas (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2020) : Decorator

- Oussama Bouacheria (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2010) : Producer

- Jawed Boudaoud (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2020) : Animator

- Victor Chagniot (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2020) : Layout Posing Designer

- Julien Chheng (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2010) : Producer

- Marion Coudert (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2018): Animator and Layout Posing Designer

- Marie-Liesse Coumau (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2021): Animator

- Line Debard (Bachelor Animateur et Réalisateur de Films d'Animation, 2024) : Animation trainee

- Mandimby Lebon (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2020 : Animator

- Yoann Leclerc (Prépa Métiers De l'Image, 2018) : Animator

- Sophie Li (Designer and Director of Animated Films, 2021): Animation design trainee

- Ulysse Malassagne (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2010): Writer, Director, Producer, Storyboarder

- Axel Martin (Prépa Métiers De l'Image, 2018) : Animator

- Chorok Mouaddib (Licence professionnelle Gestion de la Production Audiovisuelle, 2013): Production Manager

- Chloé Nicolay (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2013): Character Development

- Bernard Som (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2012) : Animation supervisor

- Moara Terena (Licence professionnelle Gestion de la Production Audiovisuelle, 2018): Production manager

- Romane Tisseau (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2021): Animator

- Théo Tran Ngoc (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2020) : Animator

- Arnaud Tribout (Animated Film Designer and Director, 2015) Art director, sets

- Alexander Vanderplank (Master of Arts Character Animation & Animated Filmmaking, 2024) : Set intern

- Félix Vanot (Bachelor Animateur et Réalisateur de Films d'Animation, 2024) : Animation trainee

Congratulations to Ulysse Malassagne and the whole team!




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