Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Curious George at Liberty library this morning!

Winter Film Festival : Viewing fun for the whole family: Watch Curious George in “A Very Monkey Christmas.” 10 a.m., Mid-Continent Public Library, 1000 Kent, Liberty. 816-781-9240

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/20/3328295/community-calendar.html#storylink=rss#storylink=cpy

Monday, December 12, 2011

Featured Artist: Brandon Waltman

He's an L.A. based animator with roots right here in Kansas City.  Brandon Waltman runs a series of blogs and has an impressive resume fresh out of the Kansas City Art Institute.  Take a moment to look at his resume reel and drop by his blog for more of his captivating work.

Celebrate the Season with a MAPA Movie Night!

with A Christmas Carol: The Movie!

Read below about this animated classic re-telling of the Dickens classic tale below.  This film features the voices of Simon Callow, Kate Winslet and Nicolas Cage.

DATE: Saturday, December 17th
TIME: 7:00 PM
KSHB-TV Wormington Room
4720 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Sodas available for $1:00
All proceeds go to bringing more MAPA events to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

We will be watching Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001)
The film begins with a live-action sequence set in Boston in 1857, the site of a live reading by renowned novelist Dickens. As he begins his 'story of ghosts' a woman in the audience screams because she has seen a mouse and Dickens points out that this is appropriate since his story begins with a mouse. At this point the story turns into the animated version and Dickens explains that the mouse, named Gabriel, carries a glimmer of hope amidst the glaring co-existence of rich and poor in the streets of London. Throughout the subsequent unfolding of the well-known story Gabriel acts as a miniature Greek chorus, providing younger members of the audience with a point of entry into the story and, in the case of the potentially frightening elements (the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future), a place of refuge. Written by John Nickolaus