Animation Celebration

October 10, 2015 More

The 2015 World Animation Celebration, in association with Animation Magazine and Animation Libation Studios, will be hosted by Sony Pictures Animation, and held on the Sony lot at 9050 W. Washington Boulevard in Culver City, on October 24/25.

wac-in2At 4:45 pm on Sunday 25 October, there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Lee Crowe, of UPA and our UPA documentary feature, The Boing Heard Round the World, with four panelists; G. Allen Black, the Art Director of the UPA documentary, and a Graphic Designer specializing in intellectual properties, Bob Kurtz, the founder of Kurtz & Friends, and a multi-award winning director, producer, artist, and designer, Geefwee Boedoe, an Oscar nominated animator, and a multi-award wining children’s book writer/illustrator, and Tee Bosustow, Producer/Director of the UPA documentary, and a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker.  There will be a brief video intro before the panel begins, with an intro by animator/historian, Tom Sito, plus, clips from four top UPA shorts; Tell Tale Heart, Rooty Toot Toot, Gerald McBoing Boing, and Barefaced Flatfoot, an early Mr. Magoo short.  We’re very excited that the Animation Celebration invited us to put together this panel on UPA and the doc.

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The World Animation Celebration will be showcasing both student and professional animated short films from over 40 countries, including the categories of CG, Traditional, Stop Motion, 2D Digital, and Experimental films.  The Animation Celebration features two full days of animated films, industry panels, guest speakers, and world-class professional judges to promote global animation and newly emerging artists.

If you’ve been around Los Angeles for awhile, you’ll recognize the World Animation Celebration, which totally dominated the Animation Festival scene of LA in the 90s, long before any of the others came along, so us old timers are thrilled to see them back with such a magnificent weekend program.  Welcome back WAC.

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