TriBeCa Film Festival 2016

Each April, New York City shuts down Greenwich Street in Tribeca to put on one of it's largest and most anticipated street festivals. 

  Over 200,000 people descend on Tribeca Family Day, and the Animation Chefs are there!

Over 200,000 people descend on Tribeca Family Day, and the Animation Chefs are there!

The festival happens during the famous TriBeCa film festival, and draws crowds of 200,000 plus from all over the world. For the past four years we have had the privilege to be invited to participate in helping kids learn the art of animation. Peter, Steve, and Amy at Tribeca set us up in an amazing double tent venue with three 65 inch flat screen monitors so the 300+ kids can make and screen their very own animated movie.

 The Chefs showing off some secret recipes on stage with human animation

The Chefs showing off some secret recipes on stage with human animation

This year was particularly special, for two reasons:

First, we officially launched our online animation school, Animating Kids! Each young animator made a 4-5 second scene out of a clay animal according to the animation formulas and secret recipes featured in Animating Kids! 

Second,  it was a unique year because we had the pleasure of working with authors Craig, Juliana, and Isabella Hatkoff  to promote Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King, a brand new book launched at the film festival which honors the life of Cecil, the tragically killed lion. The young animators in our tent brought lions to life in their animations, which were animated on backgrounds from the photos in Cecil's Pride

 Animation Chefs with Craig Hatkoff, author for  Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King  and Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival

Animation Chefs with Craig Hatkoff, author for Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King and Co-Founder of the Tribeca Film Festival

We deputized some very able Animation Sous Chefs for the day, who proudly wore their mustaches as they created many new animators and future movie makers. We are so grateful to the sponsors and crew at the Tribeca Film Festival for giving us a chance to further our mission to have media and filmmaking taught to every elementary school child in the Youtube generation. 

Bon Animate! 

 Thank You Danni, Sariah, Kendall, Mckenzie, Philip, and Clifford.

Thank You Danni, Sariah, Kendall, Mckenzie, Philip, and Clifford.