Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Had a great time at the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema. Inspired programming, rabid animation fans and Grave of the Fireflies on a big screen. What more could you ask for? Snow? They had that, too. Thanks to everyone from the fest for making my visit awesome.

Seeing Grave of the Fireflies on a big screen was like seeing it for the first time -- lots of detail I've completely missed all these years (Setsuko is playing rock/paper/scissors with her reflection... not teasing fish!). Panel discussion afterwards was great -- learned lots about one of my favorite films (never knew it was based on a book by Akiyuki Nosaka).


Evangelion is the giant robot movie and I'm a dope for not knowing this already.


Go here to explode your head. I did. It was nice.

UPDATE 11/19
Couple of links to coverage of the festival:
Midnight Madness Screenings (FPS Magazine)
Grave of the Fireflies (FPS Magazine)
First Animated Feature (FPS Magazine)
Prince Achmed (FPS Magazine)
Cinema Verdict
Cord Weekly