Day 3 of the LA leg of the Oscar Showcase Tour finished up with a screening for The Simpsons production crew.
Day 2 in LA concludes with a screening at the Motion Picture Academy hosted and moderated by Jason Schwartzman.
Day 2 in Los Angeles continues at Disney Feature Animation, highlighted by a studio tour with John Musker.
The minute that I walked into the Eye it was apparent that KLIK had not changed, but the Eye might never be the same. Cruising around in the air were a shiver of motorized inflatable sharks (yes, a group of sharks is indeed a shiver). The greeters at the registration desk were handing out KLIKERS, small plastic clickers which are the symbol of the festival that the audience uses to register their approval rather than the usual clapping.
The opening night festivities got underway when as guests were invited to sit on the broad stairway leading from the ground floor to the mezzanine main screening room for a performance by Firma Zwakstroon. The Dutch multi-disciplinary trio incorporated pantomime, music, and animation as they morphed into different shapes and forms, finally ending by disappearing into what seemed like large plastic bubbles.
The SoCal leg of Oscar® Showcase Tour kicked off with a screening Monday night at Woodbury University, sponsored and organized by ASIFA-Hollywood.
A digitally restored and remastered Peter Pan is a must for any animation collector and fan of great family entertainment.
Gain insight into each of the Oscar-nominated animated shorts directors in these exclusive interviews on AWN.com.
The main subject of discussion is Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The story of the sophisticated dog genius and his adopted boy companion spans back to the 50’s, originally part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle animated series.
Day 1 of the Northern California leg of the AWN Oscar® Showcase Tour begins in San Francisco. First stop - Electronic Arts.
A Cintiq-driven university experience helps an animator find footing in a cartoon education company.
2012 was an amazing year for animation short films. This year’s Oscar nominees share one thing in common: they are all silent films, each demonstrating the power of pure storytelling with only visuals and music! The nominees are: “Paperman”, “Fresh Guacamole”, “Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare,” “Head over Heels,” and “Adam and Dog.”
Israel's demand for its neighbors’ recognition of its right to existence as an independent state is essential. Which country would not seek it or fight for it, if need to? But there is another facet to this, one which came to my focus while there, Israel's right to existence as the Jewish state. This is an all together other, vastly more complex an issue.
Remember that time when demon pusses chased you down the highway? Me neither. Trunk Animation does. They do it well.