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CTN Animation Expo is this weekend and there are opportunities to receive free passes to attend in exchange for some volunteer service.

If interested please contact us at info@legendsanimated.org for details. Passes are limited so it’s first come, first served.

Indie Animation Spotlight

November 5, 2015

Don Bluth and Gary Oldman are teaming up once again to produce Dragon’s Lair: The Movie, which is based on a well loved 1980’s arcade game. The two creators have provided audiences with some great animated films like An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Anastasia and many others, so it will be exciting to see what they have planned for their next venture.

You could get a great sense of what they have in store by viewing the film‘s Kickstarter campaign, which launched last week; here Bluth and Oldman present their goals for the film and provide many perks for backers that range from limited animation drawings & Blue-ray copies of Dragon’s Lair: The Movie to character maquettes and animation master classes.

If you had to choose one film project to help support this year,  Dragon’s Lair: The Movie is definitely worth a look; please check out the campaign and help independent animation via donations and link sharing.

Legends Animated has been provided tickets to a special screening of Hotel Transylvania 2  (courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation) which we would like to give away to you, our supporters. If interested please send an email to info@legendsanimated.org.

Tickets are limited and the screening is this Saturday, September 26th, at 11am in Hollywood (address will be provided via email): act now to claim your ticket!

Behind many independent animation productions are unique and inspiring stories of how they came into existence, and Andrew Ambrose Lee’s story about creating Tabloids: The Animated Web Series is no exception:

Thankfully we will soon enjoy its 1st season since Tabloid‘s reached its initial fundraising goal, but its cast and crew still needs support for future seasons, so please spread the word by sharing this post and consider making a contribution at the web series’ Indiegogo page.

This animated music video was created for one of Scarlett Parade‘s songs titled “White River”. The music video was animated by Manddy Wyckens, Anthony Lejeune, and Léa Justum, and co-directed by these 3 animators as well as Scarlett Parade.

Canadian animator Lynn Dana Wilton is visiting Los Angeles and screening a program of animated shorts (including some of her own) from the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) with whom she frequently works.

Join us at the Echo Park Film Center (http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/) at 8pm on Saturday, June 6th for the screening and a discussion afterwards on the challenges of independent filmmaking in the changing cultural landscape, as well as the benefits of surviving long enough to see your favorite techniques fade in and out of (and in) fashion.

Visit http://www.tais.ca to learn more about TAIS!

This month Legends Animated received tickets to a Home screening (courtesy of Fox Studios): if interested please send an email to info@legendsanimated.org.

The free tickets are limited and the screening is on Sunday, March 29th at 2pm (the screening is in Century City and the specific address will be provided via email): contact us now to claim a ticket!

This month we’re featuring a stop motion film titled Dangerously Ever After, which is based on a children’s book of the same title by Dashka Slater. Its heroine is Princess Amanita, who isn’t your average princess: she has a collection of swords, a pet scorpion, and loves to tend to her dangerous garden of thrones and other prickly plants.

Help director Alba Garcia bring this fun and unique character to life via stop motion animation; there are 7 days left to be a part of this amazing project, plus there are great prizes for those who help Alba reach her goal, so please support independent animation by sharing this post and/or making a contribution through her Indiegogo campaign.

Today’s featured indie animated project is the lovable Quipsters, an upcoming animated show for both children and children at heart. Its first season will begin this summer and the show features various fun and mischievous characters like the creepy cool Spooksters:

The creators of Quipsters (Joe Plascencia and Thomas Corkran) will be continually updating its Facebook page with new characters, videos and news, so stay tuned by liking its page at https://www.facebook.com/QuipstersTV

book-of-lifeThanks to Fox and Reel FX, if you’ve missed your chance to watch the Book of Life in theaters, Legends Animated is offering another opportunity to see this visually stunning film on the big screen. If interested, please send an email to info@legendsanimated.org.

The screening is next Wednesday, December 17th (check-in and refreshments are at 7pm; the screening starts at 7:30pm). The address of this industry screening will be provided via email: act now to find out why the Book of Life is on Animation Magazine‘s Oscar Watch List!