If you don't know about the Annies, they're run by ASIFA-Hollywood, and they're sort of like animation's equivalent to the Oscars, and they are taken very seriously by all the big studios. So, for "Cheatin'" to get three nominations, it's a big deal and it means that my film should be taken seriously as a contender.
(In other words, my $400,000 movie is kicking butt against some very expensive films with $200,000,000 budgets.)
So, in order to celebrate this wonderful event, the Museum of the Moving Image is having a party in my honor - also, to celebrate my screening of "Cheatin'" at their wonderful theater, and also a gallery exhibition there.
The event will be on Friday, December 12, at 7 pm - presented in collaboration with ASIFA-East. After a special "sneak preview" of "Cheatin'" (we'll have more news shortly about this winter's release dates) there will be a reception, during which you can take in the exhibition "Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton". Oh, and everyone who comes will also get a free signed sketch from me - I'll be there drawing until my hand falls off.
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See you all there!
Oh, and the Annie Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 31 in Los Angeles at UCLA's Royce Hall. Wish me luck!