Fantastic Animation Festival

Fantastic Animation Festival is a package film of animation segments, set mostly to music and released to theaters in 1977. It was one of the earliest of the sort of collections typified by Computer Animation Festival and Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation.

SummaryEdit

Included in its 16 segments were the first national appearance of Will Vinton's Claymation (Closed Mondays and Mountain Music), Bambi Meets Godzilla, Cat Stevens' animated promo for his song Moonshadow that was shown at his early concerts, and a previously seen Max Fleischer Superman cartoon from the 1940s (The Mechanical Monsters). The original running time was 107 minutes, later edited down to 91 minutes, and then for television, to 80 minutes.

SegmentsEdit

(The following are in running order.)

All segments citation[11]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

Superman (AKA The Mad Scientist) was featured on the TV version while the episode ended with Mirror People instead of Closed Mondays.[12]

SoundtrackEdit

The fanfare music was done by Richard Audd.[13]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fantastic Animation Festival Intro-YouTube
  2. ^ Fantastic Animation Festival theatrical trailer — 1977 on YouTube
  3. ^ "Cartoons Considered For An Academy Award 1973 -". cartoonresearch.com.
  4. ^ Oiseau de nuit (1975)-IMDB
  5. ^ "Cartoons Considered For An Academy Award 1974 -". cartoonresearch.com.
  6. ^ Will Vinton’s “Closed Mondays” & “Mountain Music” were highlights of Night Flight midnight movie fave “Fantastic Animation Festival” (1977)-Night Flight
  7. ^ Jordan Belson: Sentience in Celluloid-The Culturium
  8. ^ Kathy Rose Collection-Oscars.org-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  9. ^ "Cartoons Considered For An Academy Award 1975 -". cartoonresearch.com.
  10. ^ Will Vinton’s “Closed Mondays” & “Mountain Music” were highlights of Night Flight midnight movie fave “Fantastic Animation Festival” (1977)-Night Flight
  11. ^ "Fantastic Animation Festival". AllMovie.
  12. ^ Night Flight - Fantastic Animation Festival-Night Flight Plus
  13. ^ Concert Fanfare for Orchestra on YouTube