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Feature Film

Kent Butterworth’s Attila


Cartoonist Kent Butterworth (Tiny Toons, Sonic, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures) has done what other animators only dream of, he’s written and directed his own animated feature.

Independently financed, and with total creative freedom, Butterworth made Attila and the Great Blue Bean, and has even secured distribution. And tomorrow, Sunday October 21st at 3pm, the film will have its first public screening – at the Hollywood Film Festival, at the ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset and Vine. Good luck, Kent, I’m rooting for you.

  • He got distribution?! How did he do it?

    Dreams are possible.

  • Chris Webb

    Congratulations Kent! Your movie looks like a lot of fun!

  • Congratulations, Kent. It’s been a long haul, but you made it! As to how he got distribution? Hard work! I’m sorry I cannot see this…is there any chance you can come to the 2D or not 2D festival in Seattle this November?

  • Horray!! Hope it comes to NYC. May more animators continue to make their own projects =)

  • Enoch Allen

    First, Phil Nibbelink (well, not first, but certainly one of the latest) and now (I know, I know, I’m skipping a whole league of great animators) Kent Butterworth, whose career I’ve been following since Xyber 9 and NASCAR Racers. To say the least, I’m excited for this dude, and I’ll do whatever I can to spread the good word!

  • Tom Minton

    It’s time for the world to experience Attila’s waft.

  • Thanks, Jerry & everyone for your support. The screening went really well – people in the audience laughed at the jokes – I think it worked “as a movie” AND as a cartoon – and the picture looked great on the big screen.

    More animators SHOULD make independent pictures, but a word of warning: It is an INSANELY MASSIVE amount of work!

    That said, I’m anxious to make another one (as soon as I recoup the production cost on this one!)

    Many thanks to everyone who helped me make this movie.

  • Julian Hofstettler

    Don Bluth said words to that same effect upon completion of “The Secret of Nimh” in 1982, about how much more work it was than he thought it would be to make a full-length feature.