The 15th Animation Block Party festival in Brooklyn is shaping up with the recent announcement of the hot-ticket Opening Night celebration plans. The four-day event will kick off Thursday, July 26 with a special evening highlighted by episode premieres for two new DreamWorks Animation Television series.
ABP attendees will get a sneak peek at DreamWorks’ Baby Crockett (created by Matt Solik) — about a baby who, alongside his raccoon friend Buddy, attempts to tame the wilderness with absolutely no knowledge or experience — and Kip Van Creepy (from Costa Rica’s Rocket Cartoons), about a pizza delivery boy whose clientele is made up of ghosts, Dracula, and the Mummy!
To mark the 15th anniversary, Opening Night will also feature a special ABP t-shirt launch from Brooklyn Cloth — a lifestyle brand inspired by the surf and skate scene across New York City’s five boroughs, whose comfortable clothes appeal to both the fashion-forward and “get up and go” types. (www.brooklyncloth.com)
Another screening highlight will be a live-animated comedy showcase presented by Picture This!, the only live-animated comedy show. The skits star the best comedians in New York, whose jokes are drawn live by artists from The Tonight Show and BoJack Horseman.
The opening night party at Littlefield (635 Sackett St.) will be followed by three days of festival screenings, retrospectives, panel discussions and world premieres at BAMcinématek, (30 Lafayette Ave.) The East Coast’s largest dedication animation festival, Animation Block Party will run July 26-28, 2018.
More information at animationblockparty.com.