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ABP Takes Summer Show to Downtown Manhattan

This summer, for the first time in the history of Animation Block Party, opening night will be held in lower Manhattan. The evening is presented by Brookfield Arts and hosted by our ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Presents: The Frederator Retrospective

Back when the Animation Block Party film festival was a curly haired infant, I had a day job managing the School of Visual Arts Animation Department. SVA Animation shared its facility ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Plans L.A. Valentine’s Spotlight

This past summer, I had the exciting opportunity to produce a rock show for Animation Block Party. It featured memorable performances from some of my favorite artists: Adam Green, Binki ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Presents Late Night Work Club + Friends

I grew up in a land far away without Google. It was called the 1980s and animation was different then. Drawn on paper, painted on cel and shot on film by trained Oxberry technicians. ... Continue Reading →
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‘History of Pets’ Wins ABP’s Top Prize

Brooklyn’s popular Animation Block Party has announced its top prize winners. Dedicated to showcasing all genres of the world’s top indie, professional and student projects, ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Perspective: Roll Call

I’ve been fortunate to have a strong team in support of Animation Block Party. My West Coast compadre, Jonathan Mazer, helped manage early events, even traveling to Austin to emcee ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Perspective: Music Hall of Williamsburg

In the afterglow of last summer’s festival, I knew that Animation Block Party 2013 needed to underscore the significance of our ten-year anniversary. Music has always been a huge ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Perspective: On the Roof

Rooftop Films is an outdoor screening series that runs in NYC from June through September every year. They were founded in 1997 and have become an essential syndicate in the New York ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Perspective: Brooklyn Academy of Music Connection

Based on the success of the first Animation Block Party, I knew that we needed a more distinctive venue and got in touch with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Founded in 1861, BAM is ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party: First-Person Perspective

I’ve told the evolution of ABP story before, but for readers foreign to Animation Block Party – here’s the abridged breakdown. I was organizing animation screenings in downtown ... Continue Reading →