our History

 

In 2003-04, Casey Safron was hosting animation screenings in downtown NYC, these pre-YouTube era events grew in popularity. The first official Animation Block Party took place on Sept. 9, 2004. Animation Block Party (ABP) began working with the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2005, and soon evolved into a full weekend fest, screening at venues like Rooftop Films, Music Hall of WB & Northside while also presenting events for Valentine’s, Halloween, etc., in cities ranging from Stockholm to London, New Orleans & Los Angeles.


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2005 Animation Block Press


 

Dec. 2005 issue of Animation Magazine: A Toon Festival Grows in Brooklyn

Animation Block Party 2005 received notice in AWN: (1) - (2) - (3)

The ABP 2005 Valentines Event was chosen by the NY Daily News as a NYC favorite - see Holiday news blurb...


2004 Animation Block Press


 

The first Animation Block Party in New York Magazine

Animation Block Party featured on Animation World Network