Animation Block Starts Tomorrow in New York City

The West Coast might have its Comic-Con this week, but the East Coast will be enjoying animated films at the 11th annual Animation Block Party, which starts tomorrow and continues through Sunday. The festival will offer a dozen or so screenings, as well as a couple parties. While the festival remains in Brooklyn, tomorrow night’s opening screening will take place in Manhattan for the first time. The free outdoor screening will occur at Brookfield Place along the water between West Street and the Hudson River (220 Vesey Street, NY, NY, 10281). Doors at 6:30pm with a live band at 7:45pm and films at 8:45pm.

The rest of the screenings will take place at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn (30 Lafayette Avenue) and include the usual festival mix of animated shorts, student work, music videos, commercial projects. Special screenings include a John Hubley centennial screening, an East Coast screening of Animation Breakdown, a tribute to Paul Terry’s Farmer Alfalfa, and a screening of Space Jam.

A full schedule and ticket info can be found at AnimationBlock.com.


  • Pedro Nakama

    I’ve heard really good things about the Animation Block Party. It’s on my “To Do” list.

  • James Madison

    Nice!

  • DangerMaus

    Space Jam?? Really?! Out of all the decades of feature animation there
    wasn’t a better film pick than that? Is there some kind of
    movement to rehabilitate “Space Jam” into a “cult classic”?

    • thunderpunch

      I think it’s just supposed to be funny and nostalgic- I don’t think it’s because they believe the film to be a hidden cinematic gem…

    • Bill “Danger” Robinson

      Actually, it is a classic for people of a “certain age.” I’m not saying it’s right, it just is.

  • Mister Twister

    Because outdoor speakers produce the best sound and wake the least people.

    I would rather watch indoors, thanks.