All the tricks, treats, frights and funnies lurking around the corner for the Animation Block Halloween Special have been unwrapped. This seasonal edition of Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party will be highlighted by four programs of festival shorts, 1988 Looney Tunes compilation movie Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters and a spirited Saturday Night Party featuring the live animated comedy show, Picture This!
Animation Block Party’s Halloween Opening Night kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29 at BAM Film Brooklyn, located at 30 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. The evening will feature an exclusive shorts program titled Night Terrors!, loaded with ghouls, ghosts and zombies galore.
The Halloween festival continues all day at BAM Film on Saturday, October 30, starting with a 2 p.m. matinee of Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters. At 4 p.m., there will be a Mega Mashup of independent cartoon mischief from Malt Adult (Columbus, OH) and Hellavision Television (Minneapolis, MN), followed by a 6:30 p.m. screening of Animation Blood Party, a bloody kaleidoscope of horror shorts, scary world premieres, genre music videos and all the Halloween-themed cartoon loops.
BAM Film programming will close with an 8:30 p.m. Halloween Haunts showcase of newly restored early sound shorts from Cartoons On Film.
The Animation Block Saturday Night Party will take place at Union Hall, located at 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, with a free live animated comedy show starring Picture This! Doors to the Saturday Party will open at 7 p.m. and the spooky cartoon comedy will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The program will also feature tributes to longtime Animation Block Party poster illustrator Doug Crane (during Night Terrors!) and renowned animator-director-educator Don Duga, both friends of the festival.
The entire Animation Block Halloween festival program is available at www.animationblock.com/halloween.