Animation Breakdown begins!

Cartoon Brew is co-presenting Animation Breakdown at the Cinefamily this weekend. It kicks off Thursday night with Don Hertzfeldt in person with his brand new short (first two screenings sold out – but a 12:35am show has just been added). Tomorrow night is an opening reception for the gallery show at Synchronicity Space being done in conjunction with the fest – it’s also how we’re kicking the whole thing off. The show features artwork from animators, including Bruce Bickford (in his first L.A. gallery appearance), Adam Beckett, Andy Ristaino (of Adventure Time), Jim Tozzi (of Xavier: Renegade Angel), David O’Reilly, Amy Lockhart and more. So join us at Synchronicity Space (713 N. Heliotrope, LA, CA, 90029) Wednesday, November 30th for our opening night reception!

Clay-animation madman Bruce Bickford will also be on hand Sunday night (12/4) at 8:30 to present, in person, a rare evening of shorts, experiments, and brand-new works highlighting his vastly underseen and equally remarkable hand-drawn animation – plus, the world premiere of Bickford’s finally-finished, twenty-plus-years-in-the-making magnum opus Cas’l. A trailer for Bickford’s show is above.


  • Chris Padilla

    I urge all to especially check out Bickford’s program. His caliber of work got him invited to share a panel with John Lasseter at the 2004 Sonoma Valley Film Festival; and also with Ray Harryhausen, Henry Selick and Barry Purves at the 1997 Masters of Animation conference in Seattle (see photo at http://mypage.direct.ca/w/writer/masters.html). Nick Park, Will Vinton, Jan Svankmajer… you haven’t rounded out your exposure of clay animation until you’ve taken in Bickford’s unique stop-motion style and technique.

  • Del Cano

    This blog is a serious tease for those of us on the east coast. I’m very very jealous! Although it is still eerily warm over here.