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Festivals

Boing Booth @ CTNX

Jan 08, 2016 | By Boing Booth @ CTNX

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

Dec 16, 2015 | By UPA Doc @ WAC Festival

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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Tributes

UPA at AniMazSpot

Oct 09, 2015 | By UPA at AniMazSpot

AniMazSpot is an annual festival about, and for, animated shorts filmmakers, produced by the non-profit organization Animazing Spotlight.  The logo character for the festival, seen next to this article, was created by Lou Romano to signify all the various events AniMazSpot juggles.  It’s on hiatus at the moment, but during it’s four year active run […]

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Magoo at the Alex

Sep 15, 2012 | By Magoo at the Alex

A unique tribute to UPA, was produced with some of the funds raised by our previous Kickstarter campaign.  We showed all 15 of UPA’s Oscar nominated, three of which won the golden guy, every short was a pristine 35mm print, restored by Sony Pictures just prior to the event. The event also included a lavish […]

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Events

Production Update October 2016

Nov 03, 2016 | By Production Update October 2016

With our main pre-production crew member working on the “Historical” Pitch reel, and our main production crew member working on our IndiGoGo Pitch reel, and our Lead Production Assistant heading our CTNx booth for this month, not a lot of actual production was created in October, so we’re relegated to Marketing news, which is important […]

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It’s Great to Be Nominated

Oct 15, 2015 | By It’s Great to Be Nominated

The Motion Picture Academy had a delightful series of programs some years back, called “It’s Great to be Nominated”, where they screened a nominated feature, along with a nominated short, and what was so remarkable about it was that the nominated films were sensational, films that made you wonder why they didn’t get the Oscar.  […]

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Production

Production Update August 2016

Aug 19, 2016 | By Production Update August 2016

It’s August, so, welcome once again to our monthly update.  We left off in July with the first 40 scenes blocked out, plus, the Gerald Hop, Cartoonz is Cartoonz, Prologue, and Kurtz on the Phone, scenes underway, and the promise of getting started this month on the Pitch reel to bring in funding for our […]

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Production Update July 2016

Jul 25, 2016 | By Production Update July 2016

As we embarked on the production of the first 40 scenes, which we blocked out last month, an additional way of working has popped up.  Our process so far has been to work with individual story boarders, character designers, background artist, animators, and such, assigning each one a different element of a scene, so we […]

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Funding

Kickstarter Funding

Aug 10, 2012 | By Kickstarter Funding

The seed for the UPA documentary was planted in 1978, perhaps before, but in 1978 our production of a Tribute to UPA at the Filmex festival in the newly developed Century City set that seed in firm, rich, soil.  However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that serious work began, with almost no funds to […]

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Friends Outta Woodwork

Feb 18, 2004 | By Friends Outta Woodwork

Funding over the first decade was relatively small, personal donations, investments and loans, production crew members even put up funds as well as working on spec.  The largest investment came in 2004 from Christyne Byron of Laguna Niguel, California.  Small funds have continued to flow in from friends and fans, even after our big Kickstarter […]

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Collection

Companion Book to Doc

Apr 22, 2014 | By Companion Book to Doc

One of the people who signed up for our crew at our first Road Trip booth was Zabrina McIntyre, who stayed to chat with us for a bit.  She’s not a designer or animator like most of our crew, but an animation expert, specializing in animation exhibitions.  She went through some of the materials collected […]

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Save Materials for Future

Jan 01, 2004 | By Save Materials for Future

Around about early 2004, several people besides Tee Bosustow had seen parts of the materials collected by his father.  It was agreed that many of these items must be used in the documentary and many more in a book, as close as possible to the book that Steve Bosustow intended to write.  However, it was […]

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