The Los Angeles Film Festival begins next week (June 14-24), and there is much of interest for animation fans – including the first U.S. showing of Disney’s new short Paperman (above). First, they’ve got the North American premiere of The King of Pigs, the Korean animated feature about violence and bullying in high school. There are two advance screenings of Pixar’s Brave connected to the festival – the first being the big Hollywood world premiere at the
Kodak Dolby Theater. Then, the following day, a second screening downtown that is open to anybody.
Another film–one that hasn’t been on our radar–is An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. It’s an American indie that’s somewhat experimental, but it has a lot of animation in it. The animators include Emory Allen, Hannah J Buck, Sam Corey, Coire Dangerous, Audrey Halgand, Markus Kempken, Leo and Natasha, Jeanne Mailloux, and Timo Prousalis.