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Animation Festival at Las Vegas Comic Con

posted on 2004-02-02 13:33 EST
Comic Con festival expected to attract independant Japanese Animation

The Big Cartoon Exhibition 2004, during the 2004 Las Vegas Comic Con, is to be a non-competitive showcase of independant animation from around the world. Recognizing that Japan is one of the leading producers of animation, including independant animation, in the world, festival director Johnie Tidwell expects a large number of the submissions to come from Japan. Additionally, Tidwell states, "There are many animators with projects from all over the world who are influenced by the anime style and tone," suggesting that even many of the non-Japanese submissions may be of particular interest to anime fans.

Speaking further on the influence of anime of international animation production, particularly at the independant level, Tidwell suggests that "animation seems to becoming a fusion of diverse styles and storytelling, less about creating a certain type of cartoon."

The Big Cartoon Exhibitors are seeking animated film submissions, no time restrictions, in all genre categories, (traditional, computer graphic, flash, stop-motion, experimental), to fill a three day schedule of festival programming. For more information on The Big Cartoon Exhibition 2004, contact [email protected] or visit their information page at www.lasvegascomiccon.com.

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