International Tournée of Animation

The International Tournée of Animation was an annual touring program of animated films that started in 1965 as The First Festival of Animated Film [1][2] with each selected and assembled from films from many countries around the world and which existed from the 1970s[3] to the 1980s-90s.[4][5]

Typical program contentEdit

As released to cinemas, college campuses, and art museums and centers across the United States, a typical Tournée program ran about 105 minutes and consisted of 15 to 24 animated films in the 16mm format, each running from 1 or 2 minutes to 15 or 18 minutes each in length.

An example of the typical range of countries represented comes from the 14th Tournée in 1980 which contained 18 award-winning films from Canada, France, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Hungary, United States and Yugoslavia.[6] Altogether over twenty annual programs were prepared and presented; the 17th International Tournée of Animation was devoted entirely to the films of the National Film Board of Canada.[7]

HistoryEdit

About 1966, several members of ASIFA-Hollywood (The Los Angeles branch of ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association) decided to put together an international animation program to be shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It was almost impossible to see quality animation in the US at that time. Prescott Wright became active with the group when he joined the American Film Institute in 1969 and, having worked previously in film distribution, he was asked to head the project when it was decided to show the program in other cities.

Under Wright's guidance, the program became known as the "International Tournée of Animation" and, by late 1970,[8] he began to book the program at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, university campuses, and other cultural institutions around the US.

The animators were offered a generous contract as part of their agreement to enter their films in the Tournée. As producers, Wright and his associates received 50% of the gross, while the remaining 50% was split among the artists. About half of the money going to the animators was split evenly between each filmmaker and the remaining amount was split based the length of each short film. This meant that a very short film got slightly less one which was a minute or two longer.

Increased visibility through theatrical screeningsEdit

In the mid-1970s, the Tournée increased its visibility by being screened in cinemas, initially thanks to a sale with the Landmark Theatres chain,[9] but gradually seen in many smaller "art houses" across the country. In 1986 Prescott Wright sold the rights to the Tournées to the Expanded Entertainment group[10] (which was under the leadership of Terry Thoren[11][12][13][14] and the expertise of animation historian Jerry Beck[15]) in Los Angeles which continued to organize them for several years with Wright's guidance.[16][17]

Coverage of the festival ranged from praises by film critics, including Leonard Maltin for Entertainment Tonight, to guest appearances on talk shows such as The Today Show.[18][19]

Notable films that played at TournéeEdit

Notable films shown at Celebration AnimationEdit

Frequent animation studiosEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Animation Festivals: A Brief History - Animation World Magazine, Issue 1.10, January 1997
  2. ^ Milestones Of The Animation Industry In The 20th Century|Animation World Network
  3. ^ First international tournée of animation|Library of Congress
  4. ^ The Miracle of CGI - Cartoon Research
  5. ^ The A to Z of Animation and Cartoons - Google Books (pg.72)
  6. ^ 14TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Cleveland Film Festival
  7. ^ 18TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION, THE - Cleveland Film Festival
  8. ^ Prescott Wright -- animation fan brought quirky films to annual fest - SFGate
  9. ^ Oddball Films: Cinema Soiree: Long Lost Treasures of the Tournee of Animation - Thur. Feb. 18th - 8PM
  10. ^ Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America - Karl F. Cohen - Google Books (pg.103)
  11. ^ 23rd Tournee of Animation HBO World Entertainment posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  12. ^ WAC-a-WAC-a-WAC-a The 1997 World Animation Celebration|Animation World Network
  13. ^ Producer Terry Thoren|EW.com
  14. ^ THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH IS COMING! ANIMATION FEST SHOWCASES THE U.K."S BEST - Baltimore Sun
  15. ^ About Cartoon Research and Jerry Beck
  16. ^ Ottawa Co-Founder Wright Dies|Animation Magazine
  17. ^ Prescott Wright (1935-2006)|Cartoon Brew
  18. ^ ET with Leonard Maltin July 1989 posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  19. ^ 19th Tournee of Animation Today Show posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  20. ^ Animated Characters|News|The Harvard Crimson
  21. ^ Oddball Films: Cinema Soiree: Long Lost Treasures of the Tournee of Animation - Thur. Feb. 18th - 8PM
  22. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  23. ^ The Best Of The International Tournee Of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  24. ^ MOVIE REVIEWS: The Good and the Not-So-Good of Animation - Los Angeles Times
  25. ^ Alphabetical Film List|Joanna Priestley|Priestley Motion Pictures
  26. ^ ANIMATION PROGRAM UNINSPIRED - Chicago Tribune
  27. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  28. ^ 20th Tournee of Animation Entertainment Tonight posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  29. ^ The Best Of The International Tournee Of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  30. ^ The 23rd International Tournee of Animation|EW.com
  31. ^ MOVIES - The Washington Post
  32. ^ 23rd Tournee of Animation Good Morning America posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  33. ^ The 23rd Tournee of Animation Film Festival - Box Office Mojo
  34. ^ DRAWING THE LINE - Tampa Bay Times
  35. ^ `TOURNEE OF ANIMATION` A TOP-NOTCH DISPLAY OF CREATIVITY - Chicago Tribune
  36. ^ ANIMATON SPECTACULAR - The Washington Post
  37. ^ Film: 20th 'Tournee of Animation' - The New York Times
  38. ^ Oddball Films: Cinema Soiree: Long Lost Treasures of the Tournee of Animation - Thur. Feb. 18th - 8PM
  39. ^ Animation Online|asifa-sf
  40. ^ ANIMATION FEST TAKES A HIGH ROAD - Chicago Tribune
  41. ^ MORE THAN WALT DISNEY ANIMATION FESTIVAL AT KU OFFERS BROAD SPECTRUM - The Morning Call
  42. ^ Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews - Fred Pattern - Google Books (pg.164)
  43. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  44. ^ BEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION|Movieguide|Movie Reviews for Christians
  45. ^ REEL LIFE / FILM & VIDEO FILE: Animation Panel Will Include a Familiar Voice : June Foray, known for her vocals of Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha, will join the discussion at a screening fund-raiser Sunday in Ojai. - Los Angeles Times
  46. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  47. ^ Journey Back 30 Years!|asifa-sf
  48. ^ `TOURNEE OF ANIMATION` A TOP-NOTCH DISPLAY OF CREATIVITY - Chicago Tribune
  49. ^ ANIMATON SPECTACULAR - The Washington Post
  50. ^ Michigan Daily Digital Archives - March 31, 1993 (vol. 103, iss. 107) - Image 8
  51. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  52. ^ The Best Of The International Tournee Of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  53. ^ 'Tournee' saves best for last|Archive|tulsaworld.com
  54. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 3 : featuring the best of the 21st International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  55. ^ `TOURNEE OF ANIMATION` A TOP-NOTCH DISPLAY OF CREATIVITY - Chicago Tribune
  56. ^ Review/Film; Animated Works From All Over - The New York Times
  57. ^ "Tournee of Animation"|Archive|tulsaworld.com
  58. ^ Movies - The Washington Post
  59. ^ ANIMATION FEST TAKES A HIGH ROAD - Chicago Tribune
  60. ^ MORE THAN WALT DISNEY ANIMATION FESTIVAL AT KU OFFERS BROAD SPECTRUM - The Morning Call
  61. ^ 'Tournee' saves best for last|Archive|tulsaworld.com
  62. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  63. ^ Oddball Films: Cinema Soiree: Long Lost Treasures of the Tournee of Animation - Thur. Feb. 18th - 8PM
  64. ^ Journey Back 30 Years!|asifa-sf
  65. ^ MOVIE REVIEW : ‘Tournee of Animation’ a Treat for Stop-Motion Fans : Festival features 14 short films from Europe and the United States. It opens today at the Nuart in West L.A. - Los Angeles Times
  66. ^ Film review: 24th International Tournee of Animation, The - Desert News
  67. ^ Review/Film; Animated Inventiveness - The New York Times
  68. ^ The Twenty-Fourth International Tournee of Animation - Movie Review - The Austin Chronicle
  69. ^ REEL LIFE / FILM & VIDEO FILE: Animation Panel Will Include a Familiar Voice : June Foray, known for her vocals of Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha, will join the discussion at a screening fund-raiser Sunday in Ojai. - Los Angeles Times
  70. ^ BEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION|Movieguide|Movie Reviews for Christians
  71. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  72. ^ The 23rd Tournee of Animation Film Festival - Box Office Mojo
  73. ^ The Best Of The International Tournee Of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  74. ^ The Best of the International Tournee of Animation - The Austin Chronicle
  75. ^ Daily Iowan (Iowa City, Iowa), 1992-11-18
  76. ^ The XXII International Tournee of Animation|EW.com
  77. ^ XXII INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION|Movieguide|Movie Reviews for Christians
  78. ^ Film review: XXII International Tournee of Animation, The - Desert News
  79. ^ REEL LIFE / FILM & VIDEO FILE: Animation Panel Will Include a Familiar Voice : June Foray, known for her vocals of Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha, will join the discussion at a screening fund-raiser Sunday in Ojai. - Los Angeles Times
  80. ^ DRAWING THE LINE - Tampa Bay Times
  81. ^ The Best of the International Tournee of Animation - The Austin Chronicle
  82. ^ The Benevolent Spirit Behind Spongebob Squarepants - The Objective Standard
  83. ^ 22nd Tournee of Animation The Big Picture MTV-TV posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  84. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  85. ^ Review/Film; Animated Works From All Over - The New York Times
  86. ^ Journey Back 30 Years!|asifa-sf
  87. ^ The XXII International Tournee of Animation|EW.com
  88. ^ Film review: XXII International Tournee of Animation, The - Desert News
  89. ^ Review/Film; 22d 'Tournee' Ventures Beyond the Cartoon - The New York Times
  90. ^ CINEMATIC SLIVERS AND SNIPS - Orlando Sentinel
  91. ^ 20th International Tournee of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  92. ^ MOVIE REVIEWS : QUALITY UNEVEN IN 20TH TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Los Angeles Times
  93. ^ 20th International Tournee of Animation|Movie Critic's Choice|Chicago Reader
  94. ^ CINEMATIC SLIVERS AND SNIPS - Orlando Sentinel
  95. ^ MOVIE REVIEWS : QUALITY UNEVEN IN 20TH TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Los Angeles Times
  96. ^ CINEMATIC SLIVERS AND SNIPS - Orlando Sentinel
  97. ^ 20th International Tournee of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  98. ^ 20th International Tournee of Animation|Movie Critic's Choice|Chicago Reader
  99. ^ 20th Tournee of Animation Showbiz Today post by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  100. ^ The Toon That Changed My Life!|Animation Magazine
  101. ^ 20th Tournee of Animation Entertainment Tonight posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  102. ^ UNUSUAL CREATURES ARE KEEPING CAMPUS ANIMATED AT KUTZTOWN - The Morning Call
  103. ^ Daily Iowan (Iowa City, Iowa), 1992-11-18
  104. ^ CINEMATIC SLIVERS AND SNIPS - Orlando Sentinel
  105. ^ MOVIE REVIEWS : QUALITY UNEVEN IN 20TH TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Los Angeles Times
  106. ^ 20th Tournee of Animation Entertainment Tonight posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  107. ^ 19th Tournee of Animation Today Show posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  108. ^ 19th Tournee of Animation Sneak Previews posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  109. ^ PRIZEWINNING SHORTS IN ANIMATION 'TOURNEE' - The New York Times
  110. ^ Movies - The Washington Post
  111. ^ Video -- When The Top 10 Pale, Try These Offbeat Videos|The Seattle Times
  112. ^ PRIZEWINNING SHORTS IN ANIMATION 'TOURNEE' - The New York Times
  113. ^ MORE THAN WALT DISNEY ANIMATION FESTIVAL AT KU OFFERS BROAD SPECTRUM - The Morning Call
  114. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  115. ^ PRIZEWINNING SHORTS IN ANIMATION 'TOURNEE' - The New York Times
  116. ^ Movies - The Washington Post
  117. ^ REEL LIFE / FILM & VIDEO FILE: Animation Panel Will Include a Familiar Voice : June Foray, known for her vocals of Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha, will join the discussion at a screening fund-raiser Sunday in Ojai. - Los Angeles Times
  118. ^ ANIMATION FEST TAKES A HIGH ROAD - Chicago Tribune
  119. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  120. ^ Video -- When The Top 10 Pale, Try These Offbeat Videos|The Seattle Times
  121. ^ 18TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION, THE - Cleveland Film Festival
  122. ^ Movies - The Washington Post
  123. ^ The Twenty-Fourth International Tournee of Animation - Movie Review - The Austin Chronicle
  124. ^ 14TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Cleveland Film Festival
  125. ^ XXII INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION|Movieguide|Movie Reviews for Christians
  126. ^ MOVIE REVIEWS: The Good and the Not-So-Good of Animation - Los Angeles Times
  127. ^ DRAWING THE LINE - Tampa Bay Times
  128. ^ Michigan Daily Digital Archives - March 31, 1993 (vol. 103, iss. 107) - Image 8
  129. ^ REEL LIFE / FILM & VIDEO FILE: Animation Panel Will Include a Familiar Voice : June Foray, known for her vocals of Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha, will join the discussion at a screening fund-raiser Sunday in Ojai. - Los Angeles Times
  130. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  131. ^ The Best Of The International Tournee Of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  132. ^ The Best of the International Tournee of Animation - The Austin Chronicle
  133. ^ Movies - The Washington Post
  134. ^ ANIMATION FEST TAKES A HIGH ROAD - Chicago Tribune
  135. ^ Craig Bartlett's Charmed Past Life|Animation World Magazine
  136. ^ Review/Film; Animated Works From All Over - The New York Times
  137. ^ Review/Film; Animated Inventiveness - The New York Times
  138. ^ A STATE OF ANIMATION AT KUTZTOWN U. TOURING SHOWCASE OF WORLD'S BEST OPENS THIS WEEK - The Morning Call
  139. ^ OVIE REVIEWS : QUALITY UNEVEN IN 20TH TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Los Angeles Times
  140. ^ ANIMATON SPECTACULAR - The Washington Post
  141. ^ Michigan Daily Digital Archives - March 31, 1993 (vol. 103, iss. 107) - Image 8
  142. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  143. ^ The Best of the International Tournee of Animation - The Austin Chronicle
  144. ^ Review/Film; Animated Works From All Over - The New York Times
  145. ^ Video -- When The Top 10 Pale, Try These Offbeat Videos|The Seattle Times
  146. ^ Michigan Daily Digital Archives - March 31, 1993 (vol. 103, iss. 107) - Image 8
  147. ^ REEL LIFE / FILM & VIDEO FILE: Animation Panel Will Include a Familiar Voice : June Foray, known for her vocals of Rocky the Squirrel and Natasha, will join the discussion at a screening fund-raiser Sunday in Ojai. - Los Angeles Times
  148. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  149. ^ PRIZEWINNING SHORTS IN ANIMATION 'TOURNEE' - The New York Times
  150. ^ ANIMATION FEST TAKES A HIGH ROAD - Chicago Tribune
  151. ^ MORE THAN WALT DISNEY ANIMATION FESTIVAL AT KU OFFERS BROAD SPECTRUM - The Morning Call
  152. ^ 19th Tournee of Animation Showbiz Today posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  153. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  154. ^ PRIZEWINNING SHORTS IN ANIMATION 'TOURNEE' - The New York Times
  155. ^ Movies - The Washington Post
  156. ^ ANIMATION FEST TAKES A HIGH ROAD - Chicago Tribune
  157. ^ MORE THAN WALT DISNEY ANIMATION FESTIVAL AT KU OFFERS BROAD SPECTRUM - The Morning Call
  158. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  159. ^ The Twenty-Fourth International Tournee of Animation - Movie Review - The Austin Chronicle
  160. ^ Listings|News|The Harvard Crimson
  161. ^ `ANIMATION` SERVES UP A SMORGASBORD - Chicago Tribune
  162. ^ The Best Of The International Tournee Of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  163. ^ The Best of the International Tournee of Animation - The Austin Chronicle
  164. ^ Animating Entertainment|News|The Harvard Crimson
  165. ^ Résumé - Steve Segal Animation Website
  166. ^ 14TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Cleveland Film Festival
  167. ^ 14TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION - Cleveland Film Festival
  168. ^ MOVIES - The Washington Post
  169. ^ Film: 20th 'Tournee of Animation' - The New York Times
  170. ^ 20th International Tournee of Animation|Jonathan Rosenbaum
  171. ^ The International Tournee of Animation. Volume 1 : featuring the best of the 19th International Tournee of Animation (VHS tape, 1990) - WorldCat.org
  172. ^ Daily Iowan (Iowa City, Iowa), 1992-11-18
  173. ^ ANIMATION SPECTACULAR - The Washington Post
  174. ^ Review/Film; Animated Inventiveness - The New York Times
  175. ^ Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 Years of Essays and Reviews - Fred Pattern - Google Books (pg.164)
  176. ^ SHORT FILMS : 'ANIMATION' CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION - Los Angeles Times
  177. ^ Columbia Daily Spectator 23 March 1987 —— Columbia Spectator
  178. ^ Animation celebration - CineFiles
  179. ^ SHORTS SWEET 'ANIMATION CLEBRATION' - The Washington Post
  180. ^ Review/Film; Animated Shorts, Some Already Shown on TV - The New York Times
  181. ^ Vivid, Witty Short Shine In Animation Show|Ann Arbor District Library
  182. ^ ET with Leonard Maltin July 1989 posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  183. ^ Frank Gladstone Interview posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  184. ^ Reeling Back: Everything Old is New Again
  185. ^ AN ANIMATED CELEBRATION PLENTY OF HUMOR PROMISED AT KU FEST - The Morning Call
  186. ^ Animation celebration - CineFiles
  187. ^ A MOVEABLE FEAST FOR IMAGINATION - Orlando Sentinel
  188. ^ SHORT FILMS : 'ANIMATION' CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION - Los Angeles Times
  189. ^ Animation celebration - CineFiles
  190. ^ Reeling Back: Everything Old is New Again
  191. ^ Vivid, Witty Short Shine In Animation Show|Ann Arbor District Library
  192. ^ 'THE SECOND ANIMARTION CELEBRATION ' A NEAT, TRITE PACKAGE - Chicago Tribune
  193. ^ Frank Gladstone Interview posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  194. ^ Reeling Back: Everything Old is New Again
  195. ^ MUCH TO CELEBRATE IN NEW 'ANIMATION' - Chicago Tribune
  196. ^ IMAGINATIONS GET MOVING AT KSC ANIMATION FESTIVAL - The Morning Call
  197. ^ SHORT FILMS : 'ANIMATION' CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION - Los Angeles Times
  198. ^ Columbia Daily Spectator 23 March 1987 —— Columbia Spectator
  199. ^ Animation celebration - CineFiles
  200. ^ Columbia Daily Spectator 23 March 1987 —— Columbia Spectator
  201. ^ Animation celebration - CineFiles
  202. ^ Columbia Daily Spectator 23 March 1987 —— Columbia Spectator
  203. ^ SHORT FILMS : 'ANIMATION' CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION - Los Angeles Times
  204. ^ Animation Celebration Promotional Spots posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  205. ^ Animation Celebration Promotional Spots posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  206. ^ L.A. ANIMATION CELEBRATION SET FOR SEPT. 25-29 AT WADSWORTH - Los Angeles Times
  207. ^ The Fourth Animation Celebration - The Austin Chronicle
  208. ^ The Fourth Animation Celebration - The Austin Chronicle
  209. ^ L.A. ANIMATION CELEBRATION SET FOR SEPT. 25-29 AT WADSWORTH - Los Angeles Times
  210. ^ Animation Celebration Promotional Spots posted by WonderGrove on Vimeo
  211. ^ L.A. ANIMATION CELEBRATION SET FOR SEPT. 25-29 AT WADSWORTH - Los Angeles Times
  212. ^ Buzzco - A Warm Reception in L.A.
  213. ^ Buzzco - Fast Food Matador
  214. ^ The Best of the International Tournee of Animation - The Austin Chronicle
  215. ^ 18TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION, THE - Cleveland Film Festival
  216. ^ MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tournee of Animation' a Treat for Stop-Motion Fans : Festival features 14 short films from Europe and the United States. It opens today at the Nuart in West L.A. - Los Angeles Times
  217. ^ Karl Cohen - ASIFA-SF NEWSLETTER - Association International du Film d'Animation