Abbotsford gets animated for a day

Those interested in animated film will gather to celebrate colourful moving pictures at the first-ever Get Animated! in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 1.

Those interested in animated film will gather to celebrate colourful moving pictures at the first-ever Get Animated! in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 1.

With International Animation Day on Oct. 28, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching the event to showcase some of Canada’s finest animated films and animators.

Renowned animator Marv Newland will be give a special presentation and will debut his animated short, CMYK.

The movie features vivid dots dancing to the music of Lisa Miller and the Quatuor Bozzini quartet.

Newland has been working in animated film since the 1970s, on shows like Sesame Street, MTV, YTV and Nickelodeon.

Everyone is invited to the  event, at the University of the Fraser Valley,  at 33844 King Rd.

Starting at 7 p.m., free screenings of animation programs will be in the lecture theatre (room 101) in building B of the visual arts department.

International Animation Day happens in more than 40 countries and was started by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) in 2002.