SUPA PIRATE BOOTY HUNT will be screened at the WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ BADGES Animation Show

Jan. 22: Indie Animators Take Hollywood’s Reins With, We Don’t Need No Stinkin Badges

Pre-show mixer opens to the public at 7:00 p.m., with screenings at 7:30 p.m.

WHITTIER, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/Jan. 3, 2011 — Twice Oscar-nominated, indie animator Bill Plympton will headline a free showcase of rebel animators with his Academy Award short-listed film, “The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger.” On Jan. 22, 2011, Geeks – a comic shop inWhittier, Calif., will host the event sponsored by the Nuvein Foundation.

Plympton, also on this year’s Oscar short-list for his feature, “Idiots and Angels,” had little industry support when he hung up his spurs as syndicated cartoonist, declined to be roped in by Hollywood animation mills, and forged new trails after producing the Oscar-nominated short, “Your Face,” in 1987. Now he shares the trails he blazed with “outlaw” animators who have looked to him for inspiration.

Of the show’s coordinator, Plympton states: “I love [Jim Lujan’s] shorts. Great soundtrack and character design and wicked humor.” Lujan himself describes the show as, “A band of rebel animators who ride into town armed with a do-it-yourself spirit.”

Geeks’ comic shop (6747 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier) will host the event, while The Nuvein Foundation of San Gabriel Valley sponsors. The Nuvein Foundation’s mission is to raise scholarship funds for students and professionals in the arts, and the organization showcases art via community performances and educational programs.

Shorts will range from the cut-out style of Grasiela Rodriguez to the mature Saturday-morning-satire of the Steven Sievers/David Kolodny-Nagy team to Ken Mora’s computer-animated spoof of “Dirty Harry” films, along with industry mavericks like Dominic Polcino (director of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy“), Disney veteran Raul Aguirre Jr. who will create a short especially for this show, and object-animator PES, plus surprise guests.

A pre-show mixer with refreshments is open to the public at 7:00 p.m. with screenings to start promptly at 7:30 p.m. This show’s content is recommended for teens and adults.

MEDIA: Limited priority seating is available for press and industry at “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges.” RSVP to Jim Lujan at jimlujan@gmail.com.

ANIMATORS INCLUDE:

BILL PLYMPTON
DOMINIC POLCINO
JIM LUJAN
KEN MORA
PES
GRAS RODRIGUEZ
SUPA PIRATE BOOTY HUNT
RAUL AGUIRRE JR
MIKE GARVEY
DREWTOONZ
JOSE CABRERA
TED SEKO

….AND SOME MORE SUPRISES!

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