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NYC Event July 25th: “The Amazing and Incredible History and Future of Brooklyn Animation”

2017 is a momentous year for Brooklyn animation. Archivist David Kay is hosting an event next week to celebrate the 150th birthday of Winsor McCay and the 100th anniversary of Max Fleischer’s rotoscope patent). The event is titled The Amazing and Incredible History and Future of Brooklyn Animation and it hopes to enlighten, inspire and […]

Animation Block Party 2017: Complete Schedule and Festival Line-up

The fourteenth annual Animation Block Party is July 27th – July 30th, 2017 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY, has just posted its complete schedule for this year’s event. Animation Block Party Opening Night at Rooftop Films begins on Thursday, July 27th – a diverse compilation of extraordinary animated shorts from all over […]

SIGGRAPH 2017 Announces Floyd Norman as Keynote Speaker

SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, proudly announces Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator to work for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as its keynote speaker. SIGGRAPH’s keynote session featuring Norman will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing attendees the opportunity to hear […]

GLAS Presenting Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective This Thursday in DTLA

GLAS Animation (GLobal Animation Syndicate), the Los Angeles non-profit organization run “by animators for animators”, is presenting a retrospective of the work of Swiss animation legend Georges Schwizgebel, one of the most celebrated independent animators of all time. The event will happen at LA’s Downtown Independent Theatre on Thursday June 22nd at 8:30pm. Schwizgebel was […]

Gkids, Annecy and Variety To Launch L.A. “Animation Is Film” Festival in October

GKIDS, the distributor of acclaimed animated features, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the world’s leading animation Festival and Market, and Variety magazine, have announced the launch of ANIMATON IS FILM, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles. The first edition will run October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood (Mann’s Chinese […]

SATURDAY: “Cartoon Dump” with Frank Conniff in Hollywood

Comedian Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Invader Zim) returns for one final performance of Cartoon Dump this Saturday night at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood. Started in 2007 by Conniff and animation historian Jerry Beck (yours truly), the show is a stand-up comedy revue, done in the style of 1960s afternoon kids shows, […]

The 40th Anniversay Screening of Richard Williams “Raggedy Ann & Andy” at Animation Block Party

Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party will be presenting a 40th year anniversary screening of Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure with a brand new 35mm restored print via Steve Stanchfeld, who will participate in a post-screening Q&A moderated by Jerry Beck. This event is scheduled for 4:30pm on Saturday July 29th at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn. […]

THURSDAY in LA: Fleischer’s “Gulliver’s Travels” @ LACMA with Live Music

For the fourth edition of Film Independent’s new Bring the Noise series at LACMA (The Los Angeles Museum of Art) — in which musical artists compose original score for favorite films, and play the score live in real time to accompany the movie — the band Inc. No World bring their skills to “one of […]

Animator Mark Kausler To Present “I Love Cartoons” Screenings At The Animation Guild

No one (and I mean NO ONE) knows classic cartoons better than Mark Kausler. A veteran animator for Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Bakshi, Spumco and others, Kausler has also been collecting animation for decades on 16mm and now plans to open his vault to screen selected examples from his archives on a regular basis […]

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents ‘First Frame 2017’ Next Friday

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presents First Frame 2017, the annual showcase featuring the latest achievements in animation from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts (Hench-DADA), it was announced by Hench-DADA Chair, Tom Sito. The showcase will feature original student work spanning all forms of animation including […]

TCM Fest Salutes Classic Animation with “Beyond The Mouse: The 1930s Cartoons of Ub Iwerks”

The most important cartoonist and animator in the early days of the Disney studio was Ub Iwerks, the “hand behind the mouse.” The TCM Festival this week in Hollywood will honor Iwerks with a retrospective program featuring recent restorations of Iwerks’ greatest and rarely seen shorts, including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in Hungry Hobos (1928), […]

NFB Animation on TCM – April 9th

SchoolWood is proud to announce that Ellen Besen and Aubry Mintz will be guest presenters of an evening of NFB Animation on TCM (Turner Classic Movie Channel) on April 9th at 8:00 PM EST (5pm Pacific). The program will survey the incredible body of work produced by the National Film Board of Canada in this […]

Fred Seibert: Saturday Night at The Norman Rockwell Museum – UPDATE with Video Embed

Fred Seibert is one of my favorite people – and a significant force in contemporary animation. Anything he has to say on the subject (and on a variety of other subjects, including classic rock & roll) is worth listening to. Saturday night he’s making an appearance at the must-see Norman Rockwell Museum in Stocbridge Mass […]

MODERN MONDAY @ MoMA: An Evening with Suzan Pitt

Suzan Pitt’s wildly imaginative and comically sinister animation has dazzled Museum of Modern Art audiences for nearly 45 years. An award-winning artist and filmmaker who variously calls Los Angeles, Mexico, and a remote cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula her home, Pitt returns to MoMA on March 6th to introduce the New York premiere of five […]

This Weekend in Berkeley: Pre-Code Cartoons, Brad Bird, China’s Lei Lei, Japan’s Masaaki Yuasa at GLAS

The 2nd annual GLAS Animation Festival is happening this weekend – Thursday (3/2) and runs through Sunday (3/5) – in Berkeley California, and its got a line-up that should appeal to anyone interested in the art of animation. I will be there to present a screening of Pre-Code Cartoons – Hollywood cartoons on the big […]