Classic animation props on display at Animation Celebration
Grand Rapids, Mich.: Nov. 20 – Stop-motion animation specialist, Justin Kohn, will display props from his body of work for the first time at the “Animation Celebration” film festival at the Knickerbocker Theater in Holland, Mich., on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Kohn is supplying props from the films he worked on for public display to event ticket holders, including items from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Monkeybone.
Animation Celebration, sponsored by Phoenix E.V. Inc., marks the first time that these props will be publicly displayed anywhere in the United States.
“We are excited to be a part of this event,” said Phoenix E.V. Inc. event coordinator, Mark Hodges. “We want our event to be as educational as possible in addition to being fun and entertaining, and being able to display actual props used in these stop-motion films fits well into our goals.”
Kohn will give discussions about the props and his work in the animation industry, as well as sign autographs and meet with fans.
“It is just fun and exciting to be able to host this unique display of Hollywood memorabilia,” said Hodges.
This museum display is being supervised by Phoenix E.V. as well as Hope College, the owner of the Knickerbocker. Students from the college will be overseeing the display of these props.
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December 4, 2010
The Knickerbocker Theater
86 E. 8th St.
11 am to 1 am
The Simpsons Movie
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Snoopy Come Home
Gulliver’s Travels (1939)
Justin Kohn: stop-motion animation specialist whose work includes The
Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and James and the Giant Peach—
first U.S. appearance ever!
Tom Kane: the voice of Yoda in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”!
Ugliest Christmas sweater contest: Come on, we all have one in the
back of the closet or in a box in the garage. Dust it off, wear it to
the show, and maybe you will win a prize package!
Costume contest: Wear a costume fitting for the show and maybe win a
PLUS: Short films, vendors, “embarrassing moments in animation
history”, and a lot more!
TICKETS: $25/advance, $30/door
Available at the Knickerbocker box office, by calling 616-395-7890 or