Local writer/director likes his chances at the Oscars
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Local writer/director likes his chances at the Oscars

Writer-director Dean Deblois says he likes his chances going into the Oscar race for best animated feature.  

The Canadian filmmaker co-wrote and co-directed, “How to Train Your Dragon,” which is up against “Toy Story 3” and “The Illusionist.”

Deblois is originally from Aylmer.

Ottawa may be home for other Oscar winners as the film ‘Incendie’ has three area links.

Producer Luc Gery grew up in Gatineau, associate producer for the film Phoebe Greenberg’s parents are Irving and Shirley of Minto Developments and Wadji  Mouawad, who was born in Lebanon, wrote the play on which the film is based.  He is currently the artistic director for french theatre at the National Arts Centre.

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