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Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ and Adult Swim’s ‘Apollo Gauntlet’ Headline 2nd Annual Rooster Teeth Animation Festival

The second annual Rooster Teeth Animation Festival is set to take place next month during RTX Austin, a gaming and internet event that has grown to over 60,000 attendees in just seven years.

RTX is organized by Rooster Teeth, the animation production studio and media company in Austin, Texas behind popular online series like RWBY and Red vs. Blue. The company was acquired in 2014 by Fullscreen Media, part of AT&T and Chernin Group’s Otter Media Holdings.

Among the highlights of the animation festival will be the premiere of the first two episodes of the Adult Swim series Apollo Gauntlet (pictured at top), produced by Six Point Harness and Mosaic, and a theatrical screening of Frederator and Netflix’s new Castlevania series, animated by Austin-based Powerhouse Animation.

Rooster Teeth’s focus on internet and gaming culture sets it apart from other animation festivals, and the event will feature panels and exclusive screenings from numerous companies and independent animators who create work primarily for the internet. The organizers have announced that the following animation creators will have a presence in the festival programming this year:

Beyond the festival, there will be other animation-related events during RTX too, such as a keynote panel by actor Andy Serkis and WETA Digital’s Joe Letteri, who will discuss the performance capture acting and vfx production in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

RTX will take place at the Austin Convention Center from July 7-9. For tickets and other information, visit RTXAustin.com.

  • BurntToShreds

    Glad to see them host this festival. Rooster Teeth has been a pioneer in online animation ever since they began with Red vs. Blue. Camp Camp is pretty hilarious, but RWBY is my favorite for what it is: An original series focused on action, character development, and an overarching story, which is something that I’ve wanted for a long from Internet-based animation companies, especially as TV studios have been shying away from such shows for a long while now.

    • Metlow Rovenstein

      Personally I blame Cartoon Network first and Marvel a very distant second for the shift away from overarching action shows.