All week long, Proctors will be serving a big screen buffet of all things fantastic, from dancing penguins to planet eating robots to mop-topped legends on an underwater musical expedition. There is something for everyone at this years fest, which truly covers the diverse landscape of animated cinema.
The fest kicks off at 7pm Monday (August 13) with a FREE kick-off screening of the Beatles’ classic “Yellow Submarine,” in the Mainstage.
And on Saturday, August 18, the It Came from Schenectady crew hosts a special, family-friendly celebration with 1986’s “Transformers: The Movie,” along with contests, films shorts, prizes, surprises and comfy couch and bean bag seating.
In between, the Animation Festival will be screening 10 other movies:
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Happy Feet Two”
“The Last Unicorn”
“Mia and the Migoo”
A collection of Oscar nominated short films
“Yellow Submarine” is FREE. All other film tix are $5 per movie; $3 for 17 and under. Or see every film in the GE Theatre with a Festival Passport ticket for just $20 – only available through Monday (Aug 13).
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:
Hudson Music Festival @ various locations, Hudson, 8/10-12/12
Basilica Music Festival @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, 8/10-11/12
moe.down @ Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Turin, 8/10-12/12
Blues, Brews & BBQ @ American Glory, Hudson, 8/11/12
WordXWord Fest @ various locations, Pittsfield, 8/11-18/12
Empire State Plaza Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/15/12, FREE
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
WGNA Summer Picnic @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 8/25/12
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, 9/7-9/12
Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Kickin’ It Country @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 9/29/12