‘Wild Kratts’ Partners with Minnesota Children’s Museum on Two Creature-Powered Traveling Exhibits
The first dedicated road shows inspired by the top-rated PBS KIDS series will launch in 2019 and travel to markets across North America: Wild Kratts: Creature Power — a 2,500 sq. ft. interactive exhibition debuting in January at MCM in St. Paul — and Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure — a 1,500 sg. Ft. exhibit opening in February at the Museum of Science in Boston. Visitors can explore the animal world experientially by being miniaturized, hunting like a lobster, swinging through a rainforest canopy, and more. Licensed products will be available at museum gift shops at every stop.
“The new Wild Kratts traveling exhibits capture the spirit and sense of adventure that kids love about the show. We’re excited to team up with Minnesota Children’s Museum to bring hands-on fun and learning to fans in towns and cities from coast to coast,” said Chris Kratt, creator, producer and co-star of the series and co-founder of Kratt Brothers Company.
“Pop Sequentialism 2.0″ Continues at Gallery 30 South Thru Aug. 26
Pasadena, Calif.’s popular art and pop culture gallery is extending its limited engagement exhibition due to popular demand! Highlights include rare original 3-D production art from the Ray Zone archives (The Spirit, Sheena, Miracleman, The Rocketeer); the first appearance of “Bucky” as Captain America; the final page of Ed Brubaker’s Daredevil run; the Sentinel Reveal from Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely’s New X-Men; first appearances of the Iron Patriot, Skinner Sweet; prelim cover for Wolverine: Old Man Logan … and the “Holy Grail” of comic-book art: an early Batman prelim page that is said to prove Jerry Robinson co-created Joker!
Pixar & DreamWorks Character Creator Confirmed for Fredrikstad Animation Festival
Character designer Carter Goodrich — whose credits include global hit animated features such as Ratatouille, Coco, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Despicable Me and The Croods, to name a few — will be a special guest at the 2018 edition of Scandinavia’s leading toon celebration. The two-time Annie Award and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner, known for his “fuzzy” and sketch-like style, will give a lecture on his career experiences in animation and beyond on October 26 during the Norwegian fest (Oct. 25-28). See more of Goodrich’s work at cartergoodrich.com.
NFB Selection at TIFF 2018
The National Film Board of Canada will have a few notable projects showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival. Two are new animated shorts: the North American premiere of Animal Behaviour from Oscar-winning duo Alison Snowden and David Fine, and Cannes selection The Subject by Patrick Bouchard. NFB will also bring the NorAm premiere of Astra Taylor’s profoundly timely feature documentary What Is Democracy? TIFF 2018 takes place Sept. 6-16; see all the films selected here.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 46th Annie Awards
ASIFA-Hollywood has opened submissions for the 10 Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, VR, etc.) and 22 Achievement categories (Best Animation, Direction, Production Design, Music, Voice Acting, etc.). Additionally, up to five honorary awards may also be granted for lifetime accomplishments, philanthropy, technical advances, special achievement and meritorious service. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. PST.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The European Animation Awards 2018
The EAA is seeking submissions in 19 categories for its second annual Emile Awards. These include Short Films (Direction, Background & Character Design), Feature Films (Direction, Writing, Storyboard, Character Animation, Background & Character Design, Soundtrack, Sound Design), TV/Broadcast (Direction, Writing, Storyboard, Character Animation, Background & Character Design, Soundtrack, Sound Design), Student Films, and Commissioned Films. The association board will also vote for a recipient of the Lotte Reiniger Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will be held in Lille, France on December 7 & 8. Deadline: October 15.