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Animation Outlaws
Directed by
Kat Alioshin

USA / 2018 / 68

East Coast Premiere

Screening Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Bearsville Theater
10/4/2019, 4:15PM
RHINEBECK Upstate Films II
10/5/2019, 1:30PM

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Kat Alioshin
Preceded by the short film I, Candy

Animation historian Jerry Beck once said, Spike and Mike came from nowhere with nothing and created a market where none existed. This is the simplest way to explain the massive impact Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation had on the world. From guerrilla marketing to traveling eleven months out of the year, Spike and Mike created a family, bringing together animators from all over the globe. Animation Outlaws tells the story of the festival that changed animation as we know it. With interviews from your favorite animators behind Beavis and Butthead, Wallace and Gromit, Happy Tree Friends , and many more, we hear how Spike and Mike, two hippies, cultivated a one-of-a-kind festival that launched the careers of today’s animation legends. Animation Outlaws is a beautifully crafted documentary that shows stunning animation, while reminding us that no matter how weird we might be, there is always a place we belong. —Sierra Slaughter

Kat Alioshin met Spike and Mike in 1985 and was part of the festival's publicity and ticket sales team. Kat has been working in stop motion animation since 1991, starting with Nightmare Before Christmas through Coraline in 2009. On James and the Giant Peach, she was assistant director to Henry Selick. She was DP for Some Divine Wind, which is now on permanent collection at NYMoMA. The stop motion-live action mixed short Mermaids on Mars won the Carmel Film Festival Animation award. She received attention for producing Life with Loopy on the Nickelodeon show KaBlam! Kat has been budgeting the Stop Motion Features, which includes The Inventor for Jim Capobianco, while working on the documentary.
Cast/Featuring: Weird Al Jankovic, Seth Green, Nick Park, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Mike Mitchell, Emek, Joanna Priestly, Joan C. Gratz
Executive Producer(s): Kat Alioshin
Producer(s): Kat Alioshin
Director(s): Kat Alioshin
Screenwriter(s): Jon V. Peters
Cinematographer(s): Carl Miller
Editor(s): Erica Jordan
Production Designer(s): Tom Proost
Composer(s)/Music: John Nau, Andrew Feltenstein
Sound Designer(s): Dave Nelson
Animator(s): Tim Hittle, Cindy Ng, Lyla Warren, Kris Tocanini
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