Monday, October 17, 2011

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway) November 9 - 13

Here's my welcoming committee.
Highlights:
Don Hahn on the 80s-90s Disney Renaissance
Don was production manager and producer at Disney's in the late 80s and through the 90s and will talk about the behind the scenes stories that went on during the making of their animated films. Many cartoonists and animators who are friends of mine or who I have worked with help make these films and I'm sure Don will relate fascinating memories and hopefully show lots of rare preproduction work.
WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY

Tod Polson on Maurice NobleTod Polson (himself a cartoon designer) was a good friend and colleague of Maurice Noble, one of Chuck Jones' top layout and background designers.
Tod is writing a book on Maurice and his work and will be doing a seminar about him. I will be excited to see this presentation.


AND MUCH MORE!

I will be doing a seminar. They asked me to show some of the cartoons that influence me and then some of mine that used the influence.I'm going to talk about how I've tried to combine
THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF CARTOONING
and anImation with the acting in my favorite classic Hollywood live action films. Lots of rare old cartoons and a clip reel of Hollywood's most manly actors doing what they did best- slapping,

grimacing, feeling remorse and keeping us on the edge of our seats. If there's time, I will show clips of my cartoons that directly put to use some of my favorite inspirations from the past.
Maybe I will do A signing and you can buy a live CARICATURE from me. We are working out the details now.
You can order an overall pass at the festival, or individual tickets for each show/event.Here's where I'll be staying. And here's how I'll get around...The following week of the Norway festival I will be participating in the Bristol, England animation festival. I will do another post about that in a few days.


...also want to drive from Amsterdam to Zweibrucken Germany (where I lived when I was a kid) and wonder if I can find a guide for a day who speaks German.

23 comments:

K-T said...

I really wish I was going! Sounds like it will be an incredible time.

Mckay Boxberger said...

Looks more cozier that any 5 star hotel I can think of!

Sven Stoffels said...

I speak dutch though? Und nur ein bischen Deutsch

LOPZ said...

wooow amaaaazing!!! would be such a great honor to see you and all those amazing true cartoonists! damn...

Zartok-35 said...

A Dragon boat on a trailer? Enjoy the ride.

markus said...

see ya there john!

Erik B said...

Are you going to visit some Dutch animation festivals soon? I think that will do the animation festivals here realy good, if you could make it :D

I used to live near Amsterdam, if you want to see some particular things you can always ask ;) But most people in the Netherlands speak Englisch so i think you'll be fine.

TIMbo said...

John, i could be your guide in Zweibrucken. I haven't been there yet. But i am german and could help you language wise. Just let me know. I'm sure we can figure something out.

Tim

Trevour said...

I'm 50/50 Norwegian/German. Now that sounds like my kind of festival! If I were to actually fly across the ocean and get to a festival, that is!

Brunomac said...

Who's the lady with Kirk Douglas? She's a retro cutie.

Wish I could go to Norway. I hear the chicks there dig lazy, fat American dudes who cry alot and watch too many cartoons for an adult. My kinda town...

CHRISTIAN DE VITA said...

A signed caricature as well?!?
Damn it... Now I wish I was going too!
Enjoy

She-Thing said...

Oh John... can you stop by around Spain, pleeeeeeease?

Mick said...

I hope to catch up with you in Bristol and if you are not too inundated, have a pint

Sven Hoek said...

AWW little Johnny is a little cutie. So jealous, I want to go, do you need a big oaf for security, you know how they feel about "US" americans over there in Europe.

HemlockMan said...

Husker du, you!

Ingrid said...

Yay, I'm very excited! I'm coming all the way from California to see you, Mr. K!

Corey M. said...

Just wanted to you remind everyone that Mary Blair is 100 years old today. YAY!!!!(tears coming out of my eyes)

Corey M. said...

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IllJanne said...

as long time fan and lurker of your blog I was stoked to read that you are coming to Bristol! See you there and I hope you enjoy Norway!

zargbog said...

hi john,

I would also gladly offer to do some translating and tour guiding in Zweibrucken depending upon when it would be. I live in Mainz which is not too far away and we could meet here or in Zweibrucken. Let me know if and or when this would be. Either way have a great trip.

michael garrett

zargbog said...

hi john,

If it doesn't work out with that other guy i would offer my self as translater and tour guide in Zweibrucken. I live in Mainz which isn't so far away from there and can usually organize a day off. let me know.

michael

Doctor Noe said...

Hey John, I will be your guide ... I speak German and was born in M√ľnchen. Just get me a plane ticket.

Also, my favorite movie is Out of the Past.

All best,


Noe the G

www.doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2008/08/masters-old-and-young-joe-barbera-john.html
http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2008/08/masters-old-and-young-joe-barbera-john.html


Fear of Fright Night
Why the current crop of horror films holds no candle to the original masters
By Noe Gold
www.angelfire.com/ma/babybrownsplace/articles/art7.html

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