SPIKE & MIKE’S ANIMATION FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ARLINGTON’S REGENT THEATRE APRIL 29/30!

Apr 21, 2011

SPIKE & MIKE’S “NEW GENERATION OF ANIMATION” FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ARLINGTON’S REGENT THEATRE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 29 & 30 ALONG WITH NEWEST “SICK & TWISTED ANIMATION” FESTIVAL

Both Programs Feature Latest Award-winning and Groundbreaking International Animation Shorts Presented by the Longtime Leading Presenters of Cutting-Edge Animation and Cartoons

On Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30 at 7:30 & 9:30pm, The Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass. will present two distinct cutting-edge animation festivals: the second edition of “A New Generation of Spike & Mike Animation” and the 2011 version of the hugely popular, long-running “Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Animation Festival”—a major influence on Cartoon Network’s hit “Adult Swim.”
The 2011 edition of the SICK & TWISTED** Festival includes 27 of the world’s most bizarre animated shorts (from the USA, Australia, Hungary, France, Denmark, and Japan) showcasing internationally acclaimed, award-winning films from the world’s most creative animators. Too risqué for general audiences, the festival engages viewers through gross-out humor, controlled tastelessness, and carefully crafted animation technique. This spring’s festival includes the works of creative talents such Penelope Gazin (Tiny Hats, a sing-a-long tale of a girl, a secret, and her miniature accessory), Mike Geiger (Cuddle Sticks), and Mondo Media (a new installation of the famed twisted series Happy Tree Friends)—with a menagerie of subjects including horned grandmas and disgruntled dogs and titles such as “Stop MotherF*&*er” and “Bloody Date.” {85 minutes} ** For Mature Audiences: No One Under 18 Admitted

“A New Generation of Animation” is a bold innovation in animation anthologies from the men behind “Sick & Twisted. Though filled with laughs and wildly entertaining NEW GENERATION ANIMATION is absent the monocle-spinning gross-out gags of S&T, and rather focuses on the flat-out best, funniest, hippest, and most sophisticated animated shorts around. It’s a brain-slapping assortment of 19 award-winning animated accomplishments from around the globe (Norway, Russia, Italy, Argentina, Hungary, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, and USA). Quite possibly the most incredible animated shorts program ever seen, it’s comprised of works from ingenious talents such as PES (with “Game Over” reenacts classic video games such as Asteroids and Pac Man using animated food), Andreas Hykade (“Love and Theft,” a Vienna Independent Short Film Award winner), and Lucas Martell (the acclaimed film “Pigeon Impossible” recognized as “Best Animation” by the Savannah Film Festival). Titles this year include “Frog,” “Hughbert,” “Animal Instincts,” and “Morir De Amor.”. {70 minutes} * Recommend for Ages 16 & Up; Children 6 & Up Admitted Only with Parent or Guardian. No Children Under the Age of 6 Admitted.

A complete list of film shorts for both festivals; high-resolution film stills; and interviews with Spike are available upon request.

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ABOUT SPIKE & MIKE
” Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation gives audiences the only opportunity to view the wonderful art form of the animated short film. They also give young animators and filmmakers a chance they normally never get in the film industry.”—John Lasseter, PIXAR Animation
Before there was an Oscar for “Best Animated Film”, before there were hundred million dollar grosses for animated movies, before there were icons like Beavis and Butt-Head, Homer and Bart, or Shrek and Donkey, there was Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation. For 34 years they have been the leading presenters of cutting-edge animation and cartoons, from quirky hand drawn gems to elaborate computer-generated productions—producing the longest running festival of its kind, and playing a major role in helping the animation medium become one of today’s most popular facets of mass entertainment.
It all started in 1977 with Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation and later the popular and infamous Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted. What Spike & Mike have accomplished is quite remarkable. US theatrical premiers that include Wallace & Gromit, Beavis & Butthead, the first films of Shane Acker, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pixar, Bill Plympton, Danny Antonucci, Eric Fogel, Breehn Burns, Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Chris Wedge, Kenn Navarro, Marv Newland, Mike Johnson & Nick Park. Learn more at http://www.spikeandmike.com.
This exclusive engagement of “A New Generation of Spike and Mike Animation” and Spike & Mike’s “Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation” will be presented at the historic Regent Friday and Saturday, April 29 & 30 at 7:30 & 9:30pm. Located at 7 Medford Street off Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, the Regent Theatre is MBTA and wheelchair accessible with free parking across the street.  For tickets, directions, or more information call 781-646-4849 or visit http://www.regenttheatre.com.

General Admission Tickets One Festival: $8 advance; $12 day of show; Both Festivals-double feature- $12 advance; $18 day of show

Friday, April 29, 7:30pm: “Sick & Twisted”; 9:30pm “New Generation”
Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm: “New Generation”; 9:30pm “Sick & Twisted”

 

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