USAVICH and Komaneko: The Curious Cat - Free Outdoor Animation Screenings
||11 September 2009 (Friday) - 12 September 2009 (Saturday), 7:30pm
||China Square Central
18 Cross Street Singapore 048423
Free admission and free seating. You can support Animation Nation by purchasing the festival t-shirts at $15 each.
Free Outdoor Screenings at China Square Central - A Pre-Festival Program of Animation Nation 2009
September 11 (Friday), 7:30 pm
KOMANEKO: THE CURIOUS CAT
2006 | Japan | 60min | G
Children, Comedy, Stop motion animation | Directed by Tsuneo Goda
“Komaneko follows Koma-chan as she attempts to make her very first movie with an 8mm camera and an array of handmade dolls and sets. Unfortunately, various frustrating obstacles get in her way, including a persistent fly, a trouble-making visitor, and that pesky thing called gravity.
Komaneko began as a five-minute exhibition short to introduce stop-motion animation, but the adorable little cat attracted so much attention, it charmed its way into a feature-length release, consisting of five short episodes. Clearly a product of love and labor, the shorts delight with their pleasant atmosphere, gentle humor, beautiful visuals, and universal sentiments. The shorts are dialogue-free, so Japanese-language - or any language - ability is not necessary to enjoy the stories. Perfect for viewers of all ages, Komaneko is a charming ode to animation and filmmaking.”
Award - 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival (Jury Recommended Works)
Official site: http://www.komaneko.com/index.shtml
September 12 (Saturday), 7:30pm
USAVICH (Season 1 - 3)
2006 - 2009 | Japan | 60min | PG
Comedy, 2D and Computer Animation | Written and Directed by Satoshi Tomioka
“Usavich (ウサビッチ) (from Japanese うさぎ "usagi", rabbit, with "vich" giving it faux Russian flavor) is a series of animated short films being produced for MTV Japan by Kanaban Graphics since 2006. The Usavich anime revolves around two rabbits, Putin and Kierenenko and their adventures in a Soviet prison. A collection of episodes that showcase their hilarious misadventures as they work around being stuck in Prison and with each other, and as they make their escape and try to avoid the fearsome Soviet bunnies hot on their trail!
Official site: http://www.usavich.info/