AniMazSpot Announces 2012 Festival Schedule

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The fourth annual AniMazSpot Festival, which focuses on animated shorts projects and their creators, will take place September 10-16. Three nomination screenings will be held at the Woodbury theater in Burbank on the last three week nights of the festival. UPA Pictures will be the focus of the Saturday programs held at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. In addition, five events are scheduled for the last day, Sunday the 16th, at Woodbury, ending with the 2012 Awards Ceremony and screening of the winning shorts.

The AniMazSpot Festival is founded and directed by animation veteran Tee Bosustow. The official festival t-shirt this year takes its title from the afternoon event at the Alex. (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.

Here is the festival overview:

Weekday Tours (Monday Sep 10 thru Friday Sep 14)
10 Animation Studio and School Tours
(Disney, DreamWorks, Warners, The Simpsons, Pantomime, & more)
10 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m.

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

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

You can get the details of the programs and the tours at www.animazspot.com.

(from left) Tee Bosustow and June Foray

(from left) Tee Bosustow and June Foray