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  • Animation Props on Display at December 2010 Animation Celebration

    November 24, 2010 by  
    Filed under Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Michigan

    Press Release:

    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.

    Justin KohnKohn 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.

    Animation Celebration Planned for December in Michigan

    October 20, 2010 by  
    Filed under Anime, Convention News, Michigan, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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    Press Release:

    Animation Celebration!
    December 4, 2010
    The Knickerbocker Theater
    86 E. 8th St.
    Holland, Michigan
    11 am to 1 am

    The Simpsons Movie
    Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Spirited Away
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Snoopy Come Home
    Pete’s Dragon
    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
    prize package!

    PLUS: Short films, vendors, “embarrassing moments in animation
    history”, and a lot more!

    $25/advance, $30/door
    Available at the Knickerbocker box office, by calling 616-395-7890 or
    at http://www.hope.edu/arts/knick/index.html