LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL / MAR 7TH-11TH / TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Posted: February 27, 2012 by tmepost in Movies
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Tickets for the highly anticipated 3rd annual Los Angeles Animation Festival (LAAF) are currently on sale and may be purchased online at http://blog.laafest.com/tickets/.  The Festival will run from Wednesday, March 7th through Sunday, March 11th at the historic Regent Showcase in Hollywood.  Festival passes and tickets to all individual events can also be purchased in person at the Regent Showcase beginning on March 7th.

 

Longtime LAAF supporter, Sean Lennon, is serving as this year’s Artistic Director and has hand selected four feature films which he will personally introduce.  In addition, Lennon has also selected some animated shorts from famed Japanese pop artist Keiichi Tanaami which will screen before each of hisfeature selections. Events honoring celebrated animator and Academy Award® nominee, Bill Plympton, will include the world theatrical premiere of Adventures in Plymptoons, a documentary on Plympton’s career by Alexia Anastasio, and a special screening of Plympton’s first animated feature film, The Tune, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Additional events include a cast and crew screening of The Iron Giant with a post-screening Q&A with director Brad Bird; a revival of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Team America: World Police with Phil Hendrie & Puppeteers LIVE on-stage; a screening of Shrek honoring its 10th Anniversary and it’s win of the first Oscar® for Animated Feature; and a screening of this year’s current Oscar® Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, A Cat in Paris.

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

 

Wednesday 3/7/12

7:30 PM  OPENING NIGHT PARTY:  Host TOM KENNY,  stage show, special guests, festival previews/teaser reels, music from live band NYLON PINK (www.nylonpink.tv) and DJ TUNA.

Plus JERRY BECK’S Cartoon-orama

Joint Event with ONE PLUS HUB Productions and LA Film School

 

Thursday 3/8/12

7:15 PM SEAN LENNON Presents AKIRA

10:15 PM ANIMAYO Presents TWO DIAMONDS – Erotic Animation by Female Directors (Adults Only)

 

Friday 3/9/12

7.30 PM CHARITY SCREENING IRON GIANT – Cast & Crew Event with Director BRAD BIRD attending.  Great 35mm print on the big screen.

10:00 PM MTV LIQUID TELEVISION Best of Historical and the New Series followed by an AFTER PARTY sponsored by LIQUID TELEVISION & TITMOUSE featuring music from live band NYLON PINK (www.nylonpink.tv) and DJ TUNA.

 

Saturday 3/10/12

12:00 NOON Family “ENCORE” Matinee IRON GIANT – reduced price admission

2:00 PM Web Sensation DICK FIGURES LIVE! – screening with cast & crew!

4:00 PM SEAN LENNON Presents FANTASTIC PLANET

5:30 PM ASIFA presentation of GULLIVER’S TRAVEL (1939) & Superman short “Mechanical Monsters”

7:30 PM HONOREE BILL PLYMPTON WORLD PREMIERE ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS (Bill Plympton & Dir. Alexia Anastasio in person)

9:30 PM WEST COAST PREMIERE A MONSTER IN PARIS

11:30 PM TEAM AMERICA – with PHIL HENDRIE and puppeteers on-stage

 

Sunday 3/11/12

12:00PM THE CAL ARTS LEGACY- the program will feature the student works of JOHN LASSETER, HENRY SELICK, and the creators of TV hits SpongeBob SquarePants, Power Puff Girls, and Dexter’s Lab as well as the films of recent graduates

2:00 PM GALA EVENT DREAMWORKS and SHREK – celebrating its 10th Anniversary Oscar win & feature film screening

4:00 PM 2012 OSCAR Nominee – A CAT IN PARIS

6:00 PM SEAN LENNON Presents GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

8:00 PM HONOREE BILL PLYMPTON 20th Anniversary Screening THE TUNE – Bill Plympton in person. And LAAF Awards Ceremony with host TOM KENNY

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