UPA at AniMazSpot

October 9, 2015 More

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

September 15, 2012 More
panelists on stage

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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UPA Tribute at AniMazSpot

May 22, 2010 More
Woodbury University

A UPA Tribute was mounted at the first AniMazSpot festival on the Woodbury University campus in Burbank.  It began with a buffet reception in the theater lobby and adjacent outside patio.  The program consisted of two forty minute screenings of UPA classics and rarities, remembered by a panel of UPA veterans, Fred Crippen, Martha Sigall, […]

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Historic Egyptian in Hollywood

March 26, 2006 More

By 2006 we had many more interviews in the can and more interest starting to bubble to the surface, including a invitation to mount four presentations in the fall at the world renowned Ottawa international animation festival.  Our crew was still fairly small, but we were very dedicated and enthusiastic, so we decided to produce […]

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Love Paris in the Springtime

June 26, 2005 More

For ASIFA-Paris, Sébastien Dabadie produced a program that was shown to its members in L’Ecole de L’Image” theater at the Gobelins Institute in Paris.  It was a screening/fundraiser, and Sebastien gave a wonderfully detailed introduction, in French, of course, and at the end, brought Tee Bosustow up for an interview, which was conducted in a […]

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Beck Loves Boing

March 28, 2004 More

Jerry Beck, then the co-contributor to Cartoon Brew, among many other talents, was among the very first animation experts to really start urging us to put all our energies behind moving the documentary forward.  To help get the ball rolling faster, he organize an ASIFA-Hollywood sponsored UPA Tribute at AFI’s Ted Ashley Theater, in Greystone, […]

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Testing the Waters

October 22, 2003 More

This was the presentation that got us started again, more than two decades after the first UPA Tribute at Filmex.  Although, only about a dozen students attended the hour-long program of UPA films, followed by a Q & A, and only Tee Bosustow was there to answer some very fine questions from the small audience, […]

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Seed Sprouts at Filmex

April 13, 1978 More
Filmex International Film Festival

Several UPA fans mounted the first UPA Tribute at the Filmex International Film Festival in Culver City, in fact, in Century City, which was still under construction back then.  There was a full slate of important UPA films, just shy of two hours, which included; home movies of the 1941 Disney picket line, with recorded […]

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