Animation Breakdown 2014!



With its ability to create enchanting new realities and to tickle our ganglia with its limitless imagination, the animation realm is the most powerfully distilled out of all cinemagical forms. We’re pleased the world over to give you Cinefamily’s week-long slate of mind-expanding international animation, old and new, shorts and features: Animation Breakdown 2014.


Thrill to a sneak preview of the lush new Brazilian feature The Boy and the World; rare 35mm screenings of the early-’80s animal kingdom double shot Watership Down and The Plague Dogs; live in-person appearances by longtime Simpsons director David Silverman, Superjail! creator Christy Karacas and special ABD 2014 honoree Suzan Pitt (Asparagus); a set of newly commissioned shorts from cutting-edge new artists; the L.A. premiere of the Studio Ghibli documentary Kingdom of Dreams and Madness; a retrospective look at early Internet animation portal Newgrounds; the synapse-sizzling design of 1981’s wildly unique Son of the White Mare and a whole host more.


PLUS — we’re flying in jazz luminary Bob Dorough — the composer/singer of Schoolhouse Rock — for an intimate performance of many of the groundbreaking ABC series’ original songs!


It’s an electrifying stew of the most awesomely original, riotously bizarre, transcendentally beautiful and third-eye-opening animation from around the globe. It’s not just an festival. It’s not just an celebration. It’s Animation Breakdown.




While attending our shows throughout the Fest, you owe it to yourself to visit both of our pop-up gallery spaces. Our friends at Glitch City (L.A.’s amazing tight-knit community of independent digital artists and game developers) are putting on another wowser of a virtual reality headset/game-centric VR Cafe & Arcade Lounge in our upstairs space, featuring the bleeding-edge brainbombers of USC’s Interactive Media & Games Department and many other local talents. And, on our backyard Looking Garden, it’s a retrospective gallery show from Sony Pictures Animation’s last decade of feature film work.


SPA’s art exhibit for Animation Breakdown features stunning Visual Development artwork from both the studio’s animated hits, and films in development. The artwork on display reflects various development stages, from exploratory concepts to final design on works like SPA’s first feature film Open Season, the Academy Award® nominee for Best Animated Feature Film Surf’s Up, the mouth-watering Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs comedies, and the monster comedy Hotel Transylvania. Also showcased are pieces from the upcoming Untitled Smurfs Movie as well as in-development projects including an all-new CG take on the comic strip hero Popeye, and an original idea titled Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine.


BUY TICKETS ($12/free for members. Closing Night @ The Echoplex: all pre-sale tix $20/door $25. Showtimes subject to change):
Thurs 11/20, 7:30pm: Son of the White Mare (in 35mm!)

Thurs 11/20, 10:00pm: Animation Breakdown Roundup!: Free-For-All

Fri 11/21, 7:30pm: David Silverman’s Cartoon Favorites

Fri 11/21, 9:45pm: Animation Breakdown Roundup! 2

Fri 11/21, midnight: Superjail! Mastermind: Christy Karacas in person!

Sat 11/22, noon: The Boy And The World

Sat 11/22, 2:15pm: Saturday Afternoon Warner Bros. Toons (hosted by Phil Lord!)

Sat 11/22, 4:30pm: Seth’s Dominion (U.S. premiere!)

Sat 11/22, 7:00pm: Watership Down (in 35mm!)

Sat 11/22, 9:30pm: Fox’s ADHD Animation Hour w/ Ben Jones & Friends

Sun 11/22, midnight: Animation Breakdown Roundup!: The Nite Owl

Sun 11/23, 12:15pm: Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (L.A. premiere!)

Sun 11/23, 3:00pm: Animation Breakdown Roundup!: Beyond Anime

Sun 11/23, 5:15pm: The Plague Dogs (in 35mm!)

Sun 11/23, 7:45pm: An Evening With Suzan Pitt

Sun 11/23, 10:30pm: Newgrounds: Everything by Everyone

Mon 11/24, 8:00pm: OFFSITE @ THE ECHOPLEX (1822 Sunset Blvd., 90026) – Bob Dorough presents: The Music of Schoolhouse Rock! LIVE

Tue 11/25, 7:30pm: Disney’s Feast: Behind-The-Scenes Panel & Screening (filmmakers in person!)


Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for Animation Breakdown 2014!


ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Son of the White Mare (encore!)

11/25/2014 - 10:15PM

It’s right there in our mission statement: ABD is dedicated to bringing you mind-blowing animation of all stripes, past and present. Well, we’re about to make gooder than good on that promise. The word “psychedelic” gets thrown around willy-nilly, especially with regards to animation — and while we’ve seen a lot of far-out stuff in our travels, Son of the White Mare is certainly THE most psychedelic animated feature ever inked, and one of the most beautiful. A kaleidoscopic, rainbow-colored devastator of sight and sound. Watching it is an immersive, consciousness-altering experience more akin to that of 2001 and The Holy Mountain, than Yellow Submarine or Fantastic Planet. Director/wizard Marcell Jankovics (crowned as “the Walt Disney of Hungary”) lifts his fairy tale straight from Euro folk legend, seamlessly filtering its sword-wielding, dragon-slaying creation-myth narrative through a range of disparate aesthetics like ancient art, ‘60s poster design, and art deco/nouveau touches. What results is an overwhelming visual feast on which to gorge your eyes. Your new favorite animated film; come and get your mind properly blown, folks.
Dir. Marcell Jankovics, 1981, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Son of the White Mare”! NOTE: this trailer contains our original playdate of Thursday 11/20. This encore takes place on Tuesday, 11/25.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Disney's "Feast" Behind-The-Scenes Panel & Screening

11/25/2014 - 7:30PM

“To call ‘Feast’ a hit with that [Annecy Film Festival premiere] crowd would be an understatement: Erupting with laughter early on, then moved to the brink of tears in almost record time, the audience erupted into applause when the credits rolled, and then, realizing that clapping wasn’t enough to convey their enthusiasm, began stomping loudly on the bleacher seating while director Patrick Osborne stood stunned and speechless, overwhelmed by the response.” — Variety

Walt Disney Animation Studios has done something tremendously wonderful over the last few years that’s been forward-thinking for the evolution of the art: they’ve green-lit short subjects to accompany their blockbuster features that combine both 2D and 3D techniques in breathtaking ways. Under this program, 2012’s Paperman won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Subject, 2013’s Get A Horse! (which used vintage Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit) was Oscar-nominated — and this year’s Feast is on track to be just as legendary. Feast is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. After a screening of the short, both director Patrick Osbourne and producer Kristina Reed will join us onstage for an engaging Q&A panel, complete with behind-the-scenes footage and a tour through Meander, Disney’s new animation process that allows for the expressiveness of 2D drawing to interact with with the dimensionality of 3D in previously unexplored ways.

Watch the trailer for Disney’s “Feast”!
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ABD 2014 / OFFSITE @ THE ECHOPLEX: Bob Dorough presents: The Music of "Schoolhouse Rock" LIVE!

11/24/2014 - 8PM

LOCATION: The Echoplex, 1822 Sunset Blvd., 90026 (The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd.) NOTE: this event does not take place at the Silent Movie Theater location.

Forever warmly embedded in our hearts and minds, Schoolhouse Rock! sits gilded in the pantheon of radical ‘70s educational TV that revolutionized how generations learned. It forged little heroes of multiplication, helped us hook up words and phrases and clauses, and taught us how an anthropomorphic bill becomes a law. Its iconic look defined the era’s animated aesthetic, and its funky songs are so enmeshed in our collective psyche that the mere mention a title like “Three Is A Magic Number” instantly brings back a flood of tender memories. At the core of this cultural phenomenon is revered jazz cat Bob Dorough, who, after many years collaborating with the likes of Miles Davis and Blossom Dearie, penned (and often sang) a huge number of Schoolhouse Rock’s effervescent tunes. The legendary 90-years-young Dorough, along with Schoolhouse co-creator George Newall, will share how the whole thing came to be — all capped by a once-in-a-lifetime set by Bob and his band of all your favorite Schoolhouse songs.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Music of Schoolhouse Rock: LIVE!”

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Newgrounds - Everything By Everyone

11/23/2014 - 10:30PM

The very first site to allow anyone and everyone to upload animated content, Newgrounds was a total revolution led by professionals, amateurs, teenagers, trolls and some of the biggest animators on the web today. Tonight’s program, curated by Late Night Work Club member/Movie Buddies co-founder Sean Buckelew, features a special Q&A with Newgrounds creator Tom Fulp — and includes films from StrawberryClock, Sick Animation, Evilzug, Synj and many more of your favorite Newgrounders!

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Newgrounds – Everything By Everyone”!

Watch the 2004 pilot episode of Newgrounds fave “Burnt Face Man”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Films of Suzan Pitt

11/23/2014 - 7:45PM

Suzan Pitt is an exceptional figure in the history of independent animation. Only one animated film was surreal enough to be theatrically paired with Eraserhead; David Lynch personally selected Pitt’s Asparagus in the late-’70s to accompany his debut for its decades-long run on the midnight-movie circuit, ensuring it a legendary cult status. An accomplished and influential speaker, teacher, painter and performer, Pitt is first and foremost an innovative animator with the rare ability to blend unique aesthetics and substantive content. Her surreal visions are more than the usual psychedelic fare, unafraid to plunge into complicated psychological themes. At the same time, they remain accessible and engaging; these are intellectual films that are deeply felt, and not just interpreted. Join us as we explore the highlights from her filmography on beautiful 35mm prints.

Watch an 1975 excerpt of Suzan Pitt on “The Screening Room’!
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11/23/2014 - 5:15PM

We advise you to leave the kids (and pets) at home for this one, as this rarely-screened masterpiece of “adult” animation is a disturbingly poignant experience you’ll not soon forget. A fascinating follow-up to 1978’s landmark Watership Down, The Plague Dogs can be bleak, but is totally absorbing in the way that any pulse-pounding, life-or-death human (or anthropomorphized) drama can be. Determined to escape the confines of an evil laboratory, two dogs make a flight for freedom into the rugged hills. When they accidentally break a vial used by plague researchers on their way out, the human world launches the deadliest hunt. Here is a world where animals are not a blank slate for our ideals and morality, but are the direct expression of the animals themselves; Humanity is the bad guy, and the audience is not left off the hook. The film’s starkness is lent a further heaviosity by top-tier British voice talents like John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Judy Geeson and Patrick Stewart. With a beautifully lifelike visual style (Pixar’s Brad Bird was among the film’s animation crew), this rare 35mm presentation will leave you astounded.
Dir. Martin Rosen, 1982, 35mm, 103 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Plague Dogs”!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! - Beyond Anime

11/23/2014 - 3PM

Co-presented by RAD FORTRESS.

There’s so much beautiful, surreal, wholly unique animation coming out of Japan today that it just wasn’t fair. These jaw-dropping shorts were flooding our Roundup! 2 show, but we couldn’t cut them — so they’re getting their own wall-to-wall showcase, in a selection hand-picked by ABD’s Alex McDonald and Kevin Sukho Lee (animation producer, Yo Gabba Gabba.) Far from the mainstream Japanese TV and film animation industry, these independent animators have been steadily producing groundbreaking, non-cosplay-friendly animation that hasn’t quite hit our shores stateside or received the amount of attention they deserve. The program’s filled with U.S. premieres, including our big discovery: Ryo Hirano’s newest epic Paradise. We’ve also got new and recent works by Japanese stalwarts, such as the new short Kick Heart by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Ping Pong), as well as picks by up-and-comers; this is a mindblowing voyage into a deep and rarely plumbed pool of current-wave mavericks from our distant neighbors in Nippon.

Anal Juice (dir. Sawako Kabuki)
Kick-Heart (dir. Masaaki Yuasa)
One-Eyed Country (dir. Ryo Hirano)
Paradise (dir. Ryo Hirano)
Futon (dir. Yoriko Mizushiri)
Snow Hut (dir. Yoriko Mizushiri)
Muybridge’s Strings (dir. Koji Yamamura)
Crazy For It (dir. Yutaro Kubo)
We Are Wise Man (dir. Koya)

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Animation Breakdown Roundup!: Beyond Anime”

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

11/23/2014 - 12:15PM

Animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) needs no introduction. This was certainly not lost on director Mami Sunada, who took full advantage of the unprecedented access granted her by Ghibli’s brain trust to produce this rare documentary glimpse into the studio’s inner workings. Eschewing any sort of broad overview, Sunada takes a more intimate, fly-on-the-wall approach to the production of Hayao Miyazaki’s final masterpiece The Wind Rises. Following the process from initial storyboards to the final edits, the characters of Miyazaki and Ghibli are revealed through small, casual moments and conversations. Those who are curious about the feature animation process will find many questions answered here, in what is possibly the most detailed documentation of traditional, hand-drawn animation in film form. This comes at an especially essential time, as that medium — much like the master behind this studio — will soon be retired.
Dir. Mami Sunada, 2013, digital presentation, 118 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Nite Owl

11/22/2014 - MIDNITE

Co-presented by Everything Is Terrible.

What is The Nite Owl? Imagine switching channels in the wee hours of the night, only to stumble onto a mysterious station you’ve never seen before — one emanating sights and sounds which evoke feelings that are hard to put into words. Strange, yet alluring. Curious, yet entertaining: an audio/visual speakeasy. For this Animation Breakdown edition, we welcome Christy Karacas (Superjail!), Dimitri Simakis (Everything is Terrible!), David Lewandowski (the legendary CGI short Late For Meeting) and others to pull up a couch and take you on a ride through some of their favorite animation. We’ll be showing work that inspires, befuddles, energizes, or completely destroys the mind, in a casual format full of discussion and commentary — like a group hallucination down an infinite video rabbit hole.

Watch David Lewandowski’s “Late For Meeting”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Fox's ADHD Animation Hour w/ Ben Jones & Friends

11/22/2014 - 9:30PM

Come one, come all for a hefty plate of brilliantly bizarre programming and Q&As with the minds behind FOX’s irreverent, late-night cartoon block: Animation Domination High Def! Ben Jones (ADHD’s Creative Director, and founder of surrealist art collective Paper Rad) hosts a program overflowing with quintessential ADHD humor and visual madness. You’ll be treated to an early look at Ben’s upcoming show Stone Quackers, staring John C. Reilly (premiering in 2015), a sneak peak episode from the Lucas Bros. Moving Co.’s upcoming second season (also 2015), and a never-before-seen look at Jones’ too-nuts-for-network-TV pilot Neon Knome. Join Ben, Sean O’Connor (ADHD writer + comedian) and other special guests for a totally radical evening of some the most adventurous animation on the air.

Watch ADHD’s “Lucas Bros. Moving Co.” Season 1 trailer!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Watership Down

11/22/2014 - 7PM

An unlikely film became one of 1979’s biggest box office smashes in Britain: a gritty, sometimes violent fable of a band of brothers who, guided by myth and psychic visions, must flee genocide to found a new, utopian community in a promised land. They are brave, shrewd, politically savvy, honorable, heroic — and they are also rabbits. Based on Richard Adams’ wildly popular book, Watership Down is an incredible artifact from an era when animated films could be frightening and complex while still being released to broad audiences (including kids) without dumbing down. Watership’s flawless allegory plays out with a harrowing stillness not only anomalous from today’s kid fare, but from much of contemporary cinema, thanks to the work of animation legend John Hubley (who passed away before the film was completed), and the film’s producer/final director Martin Rosen. Immersive, rich and uncompromising, Watership extrapolates such a meticulously detailed culture from real rabbits’ authentic drives and instincts that it’s easy to see why the film is revered as one of the greatest animated features of its era.
Dir. Martin Rosen, 1978, 35mm, 101 min.

Watch the trailer for “Watership Down”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Seth's Dominion (U.S. premiere, director in person!)

11/22/2014 - 4:30PM

Eight years in the making, this inspiring and engrossing portrait of the creative process receives its U.S. premiere as part of ABD 2014! When Luc Chamberland first approached Canadian graphic-novelist Seth (“Palookaville”) with the idea of making a documentary on the cartoonist’s work, he was given a never-before-seen diary in cartoon form. This serves as the film’s centerpiece, providing source material for touchingly nostalgic animated sequences that examine the very nature of memory itself, and its importance in our lives. Seth’s own novels — semi-autobiographical accounts of “little people trapped in time” — find a perfect analog in Chamberland’s charming mix of animation and live-action. Winner of top honors at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, Seth’s Dominion is as refreshingly unpretentious, artistically subtle, and humorously self-aware as its titular character. Director Luc Chamberland in person!
Dir. Luc Chamberland, 2014, digital presentation, 83 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Seth’s Dominion”!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Saturday Afternoon Warner Bros. Toons (hosted by Phil Lord & Chris Miller!)

11/22/2014 - 2:15PM

Reports on the demise of the classic Saturday Morning Cartoon are greatly exaggerated — for even if the tradition of weekend kiddie fare has left the air, Warner Bros.’ timeless collection of Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, the Hanna-Barbera library and its decades’ worth of kooky characters are here to stay with us forever. These precious, hilarious, zany and frequently poignant films occupy such a permanent place in our understanding of the Twentieth Century Animated Short, that to some, the phrases “animation” and “Warner Brothers” are completely synonymous. For this special program on ABD’s Saturday afternoon, join Lego Movie/Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a handpicked selection of the best of the best, the fastest and funniest Warner Bros. cartoons you must see before you die.

Watch an excerpt from one of Cinefamily’s favorite Looney Tunes, “Duck Amuck”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Boy And The World (O Menino e o Mundo)

11/22/2014 - 12PM

“Employing everything from mosaics to watercolors, the film overflows with delight, exploding with vibrant color and samba/hip hop rhythms.” – 40th Seattle Int’l Film Festival

A simple story, really: a small boy finds himself lost and alone, and must pass through a series of strange environments in order to find his way back home. In the hands of Brazilian director Ale Abreu, this classic coming-of-age form undergoes a radical leap, employing a wide variety of virtuosic animation styles. Starting with our stick figure hero, Cuca, and simplistic naive backgrounds, the artwork mirrors his difficult physical journey from his rural home to the urban center, rife with the encroaching dangers of global consumerism. Driven by a propulsive score and almost no dialogue, The Boy And The World deftly succeeds at showing us the dangers of rapid development through the wide-eyed, optimistic vision of a child.
Dir. Ale Abreu, 2013, DCP, 80 min.
Preceded by the short film “LA-GAR-TO”, dir. Miguel Jiron, 2014, digital presentation, 6:39 min.

Watch the French trailer for “The Boy And The World”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: "Superjail" Mastermind - Christy Karacas in person!

11/21/2014 - MIDNITE

Initially known for its intricately animated psychedelic massacres, Superjail! has evolved over its four seasons on Adult Swim into one of the most uniquely unsettling programs in television history. Drawing the stylized violence of cartoons to its most absurd conclusion, show creator Christy Karacas unveils the surreal beauty in every splash of blood, loss of limb and burst of flame. An endless parade of visual gags, Superjail! relies more on storyboards than scripts for much of its humor; insisting on all hand-drawn Flash animation, Karacas meticulously guides his team to find every opportunity within each frame — no copy-and-paste animation here! Join us as Christy shows some of his favorite moments from Superjail!, his previous animations which influenced the show, and a selection of his original artwork.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Superjail! Mastermind – Christy Karacas”!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! 2

11/21/2014 - 9:45PM

Co-presented by RAD FORTRESS.

Back after months of tirelessly combing international film fests and the Web for the best and awesomest, Animation Breakdown’s own Alex McDonald and Kevin Sukho Lee (animation producer, Yo Gabba Gabba) have returned to bring you a second edition of their picks from NOW and all over the world. Once an adored staple of arthouse theaters and college campuses worldwide, the animated anthology (Spike & Mike, The International Tournee, The Animation Show) has all but disappeared — but it’s time to change that. With a mix of artistic chin-rubbers and the kind of oddball, trippy ridiculousness that’s etched on Cinefamily’s DNA, this new program delivers the goods. After the tremendous response to last spring’s multi-sellout run for the first ABD Roundup!, there was just no choice but to drop another mix of premieres and favorites for 2014. Get your tix right quick and come celebrate the greatest from around the globe. Tune in, turn on, ROUNDUP!

- Priorities (dir. Gints Zillbalodis — L.A. premiere)
- Three Six Five (dirs. Brothers McLeod — L.A. premiere)
- The Bigger Picture (dir. Daisy Jacobs)
- Driving (dir. Nate Theis — L.A. premiere)
- Palm Rot (dir. Ryan Gillis)
- Old Man (dir. Leah Shore)
- Ladies Night (dir. Simeon Kondev — L.A. premiere)
- I Decided To Leave (dir. Dan Britt — L.A. premiere)
- Titts (dirs. Thomas de Rijk, Ricky Calvit Jonnson, Jr. & Kevin Boitelle — L.A. premiere)
- Nuklear Family (dir. Olivier Carrette — L.A. premiere)
- The Chaperone (dirs. Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone)
- Tempête sur Anorak (dir. Paul Cabon — L.A. premiere)

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for this year’s Animation Breakdown Roundups!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: David Silverman's Cartoon Favorites

11/21/2014 - 7:30PM

Known throughout the animation universe for his award-winning directorial work on The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc., and so much more, animator David Silverman returns to Cinefamily to present a collection of the cartoons that influenced his animated career — complete with commentary, analysis and possibly frame-by-frame dissection. The program includes classic Looney Tunes from Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, UPA modern-art masterpieces, Disney rarities, Popeye, Porky Pig, and even a Norman MacLaren experimental film. This is one show that fans of pop culture, toon history, and just plain old cool stuff can’t miss!

Watch an excerpt from “A Bear For Punishment”, one of David’s favorite toons!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! Free-For-All

11/20/2014 - 10PM

Co-presented by RAD FORTRESS.

Founded on an unwavering faith in the brimming creativity everywhere in today’s animation community, we’ve commissioned awesome talents from both L.A. and around the globe to debut original content. These gifted people were given complete creative control to make whatever they wanted, anywhere from three seconds to three minutes in length. It’s more like a group art show than your usual fest fare, and is so jam-packed with shorts that we needed to add a program-within-a-program to cram more excellence through the door: GIF-JAM!, a mixtape of wild and weird l’il loops, freed from the confines of your electronic devices and unleashed on the big screen. The lineup’s a real who’s-who, the program is so new, and it’s all for you, dudes. C’mon, get free!

- Turbo Tom 2 (dir. Adriel Garcia)
- Diner Danger (dir. Tom Hunter)
- Winter House (dir. Charles Huettner)
- Bird and Man (dir. Angelo Hatgistavrou)
- Así de grandes son las ideas (dir. Quique Rivera Rivera)
- Lego George Washington’s Egyptian Vacation (dir. Garrett Davis)
- Un Certain Regard (dirs. Simon Masse, Semiramis Mamata, Anne Courtin & Rayane Raji)
- Screensaver (dir. Sean Solomon)
- Peddals & Mexico (dirs. Matt Taylor & Micki Grover)
- Puddle (dir. Pat Kain)
- Beach Bums (dir. The Great Nordic Sword Fights aka Ricky Calvit Jonsson Jr & Kristel Brinshot)
- The Caged Pillows (dir. Galen Pehrson)
- Paranoiac Figure (dir. Heather Benjamin)
- Motion Studies (Human) Volume 1-c (dir. Johnny Woods)
- Bomb (dir. Peter Millard)
- Rainbow Guardians (dirs. Mel Roach & Christian Villacañas)
- Nothing But Butts (dirs. Sean Buckelew & Charles Huettner)
- Free For All Bumper (dir. Devin Flynn)
- Skateboard Cool Guy (dir. Evan Borja)
- Office Quest (dir. Matthew Yang)
- Purple Changes (dir. Victor Kerlow)
- a/s/l (dir. Khylin Woodrow)
- Date Night (dir. Ian Higginbotham)
- Astral Travel for Beginners (dir. Daniel Katz)
- Monkey and Car (dir. Mike Owens)
- Anam (dir. Bryan Newton, Jason Boesch)
- Storm Jumper (dir. Malcolm Sutherland)
- A Different Perspective (dir. Chris O’Hara)
- Henry’s Kittens (dir. Amy Lockhart)
- Approved (dir. Owen Dennis)
- Black Sugar (dir. Jiani Cao)
- Oolympacs (dir. Johnny Woods)
- Birder Dash (dir. Max Litvinov)
- From God’s Mouth To Your Ears (dirs. Joseph Bennett & Charles Huettner)
- Dateless (dirs. Remus Buznea & Kyriaki Kyriakou)
- Lady Secrets (dir. Lori D)
- Nyam Bai (dir. Jeremy Sengly)
- Little Doorman (dir. Matt Marblo)
- GIF-JAM 2014 (dirs. Various)

GIFs from:
- Paul Robertson
- Mel Roach (Rocket Dog)
- Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera (Baman Piderman)
- Jacky Ke Jiang (Time Card Time)
- Rauch Brothers (Story Corps)
- Tim Beckhardt
- Victor Kerlow
- and many more…

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for this year’s Animation Breakdown Roundups!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Son of the White Mare (Feherlofia)

11/20/2014 - 7:30PM

It’s right there in our mission statement: ABD is dedicated to bringing you mind-blowing animation of all stripes, past and present. Well, we’re about to make gooder than good on that promise. The word “psychedelic” gets thrown around willy-nilly, especially with regards to animation — and while we’ve seen a lot of far-out stuff in our travels, Son of the White Mare is certainly THE most psychedelic animated feature ever inked, and one of the most beautiful. A kaleidoscopic, rainbow-colored devastator of sight and sound. Watching it is an immersive, consciousness-altering experience more akin to that of 2001 and The Holy Mountain, than Yellow Submarine or Fantastic Planet. Director/wizard Marcell Jankovics (crowned as “the Walt Disney of Hungary”) lifts his fairy tale straight from Euro folk legend, seamlessly filtering its sword-wielding, dragon-slaying creation-myth narrative through a range of disparate aesthetics like ancient art, ‘60s poster design, and art deco/nouveau touches. What results is an overwhelming visual feast on which to gorge your eyes. Your new favorite animated film; come and get your mind properly blown, folks. DJ Carlos Niño (KPFK’s “Spaceways Radio”, Dublab) will be here to spin tunes before the show!
Dir. Marcell Jankovics, 1981, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Son of the White Mare”!