Appleseed to Premiere at Wateloo Festival

For Immediate Release
October 5th, 2004

Celebrated sci-fi thriller by the creator of Ghost in the Shell is the first "3D
Live Anime"

WATERLOO, CANADA - The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) announced today
that Geneon Entertainment's eagerly anticipated sci-fi anime feature film Appleseed
will be the opening film of the 2004 Festival.

Set in the year 2131 A.D., a non-nuclear war has left the Earth barren, and Deunan
Knute, a female warrior, roams the Badlands, one of the many soldiers who continue
to fight, unaware that the war has ended. One day, a mysterious assault force
subdues and captures her for unknown reasons. She wakes up in a shining city named
Olympus to the voice of an old lover who she had thought was dead. But, there is a
dark side to utopia, and soon she is thrust into events that will force her to judge
whether Olympus is a dream or a nightmare... and she must face her tortured past,
overcome the disorienting present, and battle for the future of humanity.

The film features revolutionary new technology incorporating motion capture and new
full 3D CG cel rendering to achieve its relentless, dynamic visuals. The "3D Live
Anime" style combines the precision of computer graphics and the soul of cel
animation, puppetry, and the meticulous composition and staging of live theatre.
The results are truly stunning.

Appleseed will be screening October 27th, 2004 at the Galaxy Cinemas at Conestoga,
550 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada at 17:00 and 19:30. Tickets and festival
passes are available online from the festival web site at The
screenings of Appleseed are sponsored by Gemini Jetpack.

About the Festival

The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) is a film festival dedicated to
promote recognition for animation as a legitimate medium for cinema, and to
celebrate the power of animation in feature films. Now in its fourth year, WFAC
2004 is running October 27th-30th in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Visit us at

For more information contact:

Joseph C. Chen
Curator, WFAC
(519) 722-4039
[email protected]

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