PARIS, FRANCE ­­– European CGI studio TeamTO has been invited to create the official welcome video for the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. In an historic first, the promotional video will also feature the star of their international hit series ANGELO RULES taking a virtual reality skateboarding romp around Annecy.

The high-profile 1’30” welcome video is used to promote the Animation Festival itself across the animation world, as well as introduce the screenings of officially selected Festival entries from around the world.

In TeamTO’s maverick version, the star of their hit animated comedy ANGELO RULES makes a dramatic entrance into the Festival following an ill-conceived ride down a massive ski slope on his signature skateboard. (But if you know Angelo, you know he will make it out of his mishap alive!) With the help of VR glasses (provided to all attendees by TeamTO, in partnership with Super RTL) viewers can join Angelo’s high-octane virtual adventure as he skateboards across town while also introducing everyone to the highlights of the festival.

Angelo’s charm and skateboarding capers gained international fame and a firm fanbase thanks to four seasons of ANGELO RULES which aired in 100+ markets, and four digital games (ANGELO SKATE AWAY, A BUSY DAY, SUPER RUN and FUNNY FACES) which together have been downloaded over 6 million times.