2015 World Animation Celebration


International Short Film Festival! Animation Libation Studios & Animation Magazine present The World Animation Celebration international short film animation festival hosted by Sony Pictures Animation. The event will take place for two days on October 24 and 25 at Sony Pictures Animation, 9050 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, California. 

Animation Magazine, is the leading magazine promoting the business, art, and technology of animation globally. Animation Libation Studios makes it possible for newly emerging artists to work hand-in-hand with seasoned industry professionals from around the world. Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world, including the record-breaking monster hit “Hotel Transylvania 2” currently in theaters; the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball”s movies; as well as the fully animated reboot “Get Smurfy”, scheduled for worldwide release in Spring 2017. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.

We are excited to announce the incredible guest lineup for the world animation celebration including:
• Butch Hartman – Creator of Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom, and the new Noog Network.
• David Silverman – 4 time Emmy award winning director of the Simpsons.
• Eric Goldberg – Disney and WB animator promoting his new book ‘An Animator’s Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters’ Written by Dave Bossert Drawn by Eric Goldberg.
• Edwin Aguilar – Long time Simpson’s animator. Hanna-Barbera and Chuck Jones film production artist.
• James Lopez – Creator of the indie animated film ‘Hullabaloo’
• Robert Hughes – Director/Producer of Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy’s Law.
• Tony Bancroft – Director of the upcoming feature ‘Animal Crackers.’
• Hotel Transylvania 2- Visual development Artists: Aurora Jimenez, Lizzie Nichols and J. Michael Spooner.
• UPA Studio Documentary – ‘The Boing Heard Round the World’ featuring G. Allen Black, Geefwee Boedoe, Tee Bosustow and Bob Kurtz.
• Zahara Dowlatabadi – Animation Producer and co-author of the book ‘Producing Animation.’
• Yvette Kaplan – Director and Producer of Beavis and Butt-Head and Zack and Quack.
• Cinzia Angelini – Director Producer of international independent animated film ‘MILA.’
• Pete Michels – Rick and Morty supervising Director and director of Disney TV’s “Future Worm.”
• Jose Zelaya – Character designer on Futurama, Lloyd in Space.
• Wendy Grieb – Storyboard Artist on Phineas and Ferb.
• Lyndon Ruddy – Storyboard Artist at Paramount Studios.
• Marge Dean- Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Co-President of Women in Animation.
• Brendan Burch – Six Point Harness Studio.
• Jenna Boyd- Independent Producer, previously head of development at Nickelodeon Studios.
• Chris Waters – Oktobor Films.
• Juli Murphy – Animation Timer on Adventure Time and Sanjay and Craig.
• Jon Peters – Athena Studios Director of upcoming stop motion film ‘Mermaids on Mars.’
• Stephen Chiodo – President of Chiodo Bros. Productions. 
• Jan Naylor – Animator on the Simpsons Movie and Hullabaloo.
• Sari Gennis – Founder of Animatrix visual effects company.
• Hock Wong – Pre-vis artist and layout artist on Hotel Transylvania 2, The Croods and How to Train your Dragon.
• Lee Lanier – Professional CGI Animator and Co-Founder of Dam Short Film Festival. 
The World Animation Celebration will feature two full days of Animation including:
• Animated films
• Industry Panels
• World-class professional judges
• Portfolio Reviews 
• Industry Guest speakers
• Guest Artist Demos
• Recruiters
Showcasing the best animated short films from all over the world including: CG, Traditional, Student Films, Stop motion, 2D Digital, and Experimental.  Follow Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine for more exciting news about The World Animation Celebration and how to get your early bird registration tickets.


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About Author

Robin Menken

Robin Menken Robin Menken lives in Los Angeles. She was the Artistic Director of the Second City Workshops, taught at UC Berkeley, USC, Barcelona\'s Ateneu and the Esalin Institute. She was Roberto Rossellini\'s assistant, and worked with Yevgeny Vevteshenku, Glauber Rocha and Eugene Ionesco. She sold numerous screenplays and wrote the OBIE winning The FTA SHow (touring with Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Ben Vereen.) She was a programming consultant and Special Events co-ordinator for numerous film festivals, including the SF, Rio, Havana and N.Y Film Festivals. Her first news outlet was the historic East Village Other.

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