Tee Bosustow and June Foray wearing their I ♥ UPA AniMazeSpot 2012 T-Shirts

AniMazSpot 2012 is ready to open the gate to the fourth annual festival for and about animated short filmmakers, September 10 – 16.Ten tours are awaiting visitors during the week days leading up the weekend events, three nomination screenings will be held at the Woodbury theater on those last three week nights.  On Saturday afternoon and evening two events at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale will celebrate UPA Pictures, the little studio that changed the face of modern animation. And, finally, five events are scheduled for the last day, Sunday the 16th, at Woodbury, ending with the Awards Ceremony and screening of the winning shorts.

The official festival T-Shirt this year takes its title from the afternoon event at the Alex. As you can see it comes in all sizes. The legendary June Foray, voice of Rocky Squirrel, Witch Hazel, and countless others, is seen here modeling her t-shirt with Festival Director, Tee Bosustow. It can be ordered on the AniMazSpot website.  All proceeds go to their non-profit mission.

AniMazSpot 2012
Festival Schedule Overview
September 10 through 16, 2012

Weekday Tours (Mon. Sep 10 thru Fri. Sep 14)
10 Animation Studio and School Tours
(Disney, DreamWorks, Warners, Simpsons, Pantomime, & more)
10 to 11am, 1 to 2pm, and 4 to 5pm

Week Night Nomination Screenings
Wednesday Sep 12 through Friday Sep 14
7pm to 8:30 at Woodbury University Theater

Saturday “Magoo at the Alex” (Sept. 15)
(Tribute to UPA Pictures at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale)
3:30 to 5:00 “I ❤ UPA” panel remembrance and clips with Tom, Bob, John, and Fred

dinner break

7:00 to 9:00 “Magoo at the Oscars” Screening of all 15 UPAs Oscar nods & 5 Magoo favorites

Sunday “Last Day/Eve Events”
at Woodbury University theater (Sept 16)

10:00 to 12:30 Educational Animation Forum

1:00 to 2:00 Three Years of AniMazSpot Shorts

2:30 to 3:30 Latest of the Tony Best Programs

4:00 to 5:00 AniMazSpot’s Winner’s Circle

dinner break

6:30 Closing Night Ceremony: Awards and Screening of Winners

Details of Festival Programs and Tours at www.animazspot.com, “events”


Chris Arrant

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