Boing Booth @ CTNX

January 8, 2016 More

Although we’ve had booths two years in a row at the downtown Burbank Art Walk, this was the first time we had a booth at the massive indoor CTNX event, and it was an amazing success for us.  Our goal was to sign up more crew members, and incredibly we got over a hundred, some […]

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UPA Doc @ WAC Festival

December 16, 2015 More

In the waning days of October, The Boing Heard Round the World took center stage in the Harryhausen theater at this year’s World Animation Celebration, held on the Sony Animation lot in Culver City. On hand for a lively and informative panel discussion, moderated by Lee Crowe, four panelists, passionate about UPA and our documentary […]

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CTN eXpo is finally here

November 18, 2015 More

Will we see you at CTNX this weekend? The long black & white image is our ad in this year’s CTNX Sketch Book. Our booth this year will be at t171, and right next to it will be the booth for Fenway Fan, our Lead Character Designer, as well as the designer of all three […]

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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. At 4:45 pm on Sunday 25 October, there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Lee Crowe, […]

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Paris of South America

April 14, 2014 More

We noticed immediately that the city of Buenos Aires looks very much like Paris, turns out there’s a good reason. Back in the 1920s Buenos Aires city planners were embarking on a grand design for the architecture of their city, and Paris was the shinning example of the that era, so BA planners actually hired […]

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Czech it Out

May 4, 2013 More

International Festival of Animated Films, Třeboň, Bohemia, Czech Republic, now there’s a mouthful, but, Třeboň is such a quaint little 12th century, I think they said, town, it seems an unlikely place for a big international animation festival, and yet it was just that, and they showed three UPA programs that we organized for them […]

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Desert Mid-Century Modern

February 26, 2013 More
festival screening

Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California, is not an animation festival, but a long running yearly celebration, which focusses primarily on mid-century architecture, so our program this time was tweaked ever so slightly to include John Lautner’s design of the UPA studio.  John Lautner is probably best known for his design of the Elrod House […]

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Down Under was the New Up

June 13, 2011 More
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

There’s a wonderful map that’s popular in Australia, which shows Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Antartica on the top of the world globe, and the rest of us down under, and why not, who’s to say which way.  In any case we were invited to present three UPA programs at the Melbourne International Animation […]

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Portugal’s North Coast

November 13, 2008 More
Portugal’s North Coast

The Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, or CinAnima, in Espinho, just south of Porto, Portugal, was probably the friendliest of the festivals.  The staff made us feel immediately at home, sort of like new members of a little family at this small festival, small, but very well attended, and many hot presenters from; France, […]

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Flying Down to Rio

July 7, 2007 More
Rio de Janeiro

Anima Mundi, mostly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but also a bit in Säo Paulo too, was one of the more enjoyable festivals, if for no other reason than there was music playing wherever we went, sexy sambas, soft bossa novas, and exciting carnival music, never out of range from some sort of music.  On […]

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