Saturday, October 18, 2008

2D Or Not 2D Animation Festival

The Animaticus Foundation, in cooperation with Seattle Pacific Science Center and supported by DigiPen Institute of Technology, is happy to announce the 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival.

Seattle (September 2008)- The third annual 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival is coming to Seattle's Imax Theater in the Pacific Science Center on Friday and Saturday, November 14th & 15th, 2008. This event is open to the public and promises to be the finest animation event Seattle has ever seen, with hours of amazing animation, top draw speakers, award presentations, unique animation workshops and a splendid gala event to round it all off.

Organized by the non-profit Animaticus Foundation and offered in cooperation with Pacific Science Center, the festival celebrates the genius of the animated film. The festival brings to the Seattle area some of the finest films and incredible presenters.

Of course, attendees will get to view some exceptionally fine competitive entries that are vying for each of the festivals acclaimed "Golden Pencil Awards" that are presented to animation and animators of outstanding merit.

Some of the speakers at the festival include: Don Hahn, producer of major Hollywood animated production, including Time Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas; Barry Cook, director for Mulan; layout and background artists, Peter Moehrle and Geraldine Kovats; and Daniel Dociu, Chief Art Director at ArenaNet and artist for the studio's game production, Guild Wars.

Learn more about the 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival by visiting www.2dornot2d.org. Please note that the scheduled speakers are subject to change.