Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kidthing Enters Deal with FatCat Animation/CNW Entertainment

Los Angeles based Kidthing, Inc. signs multi-year agreement with studio to distribute animated content based on Roger Anthony's CrocPond characters and produced by Len Simon's FatCat Animation. Award-winning film Rindin the Puffer will be the first of a number of titles distributed by Kidthing. The Rindin the Puffer short film and digital read-a-long storybook are currently available. Future titles include Dex's gym, Babysitting Bolper and Rainy Day.

For more information go to kidthing.com and crocpond.com.

Official CrocPond Merchandise Available on Zazzle.com

You can now find your share of CrocPond related merchandise on Zazzle.com.  Search through the number of characters from the CrocPond world, including characters from short films like Rindin the Puffer, Dex's Gym, and Babysitting Bolper.  Over 30 other characters are also available to be turned into shirts, caps, shoes, stickers - the list goes on and on.  Whatever you want, Zazzle.com is your on-demand online retail store for anything CrocPond!

FatCat Animation Featured At 5K Run Event

Len Simon and animators from FatCat Animation were on hand to participate in the 2008 First Annual Outrun The FBI Benefit 5K Run. With Rindin the Puffer merchandise on sale and proceeds going to the event, animators greeted fans with drawings and give-a-ways from the CrocPond franchise.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kristi Yamaguchi Tours FatCat Animation Studio

On October 11, Olympic Ice Skating Gold Medalist and Champion of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Kristi Yamaguchi was in Tempe, Arizona to tour FatCat Animation Studio. Co-Founders Len Simon, James Stoyanof, franchise creator Roger Anthony, CNW Entertainment CEO Nicholas Zaldastani and their creative team gave Kristi a VIP tour of the studio and special screenings of behind-the-scenes productions in the CrocPond franchise.

As announced earlier, CrocPond was a local sponsor of the Kristi Yamaguchi’s annual Friends and Family Ice Show being broadcast on NBC Saturday, November 8, promoting the award-winning Rindin the Puffer animated short and the CrocPond brand.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

FatCat Animation Announcement

FatCat Animation will be making an announcement shortly about a distribution deal to feature its award-winning 2D animated shorts. We will also be featuring a trailer of our next film currently in production. Stay tuned for more details...

Film Festivals

It's Film Festival season and FatCat Animation will be making its rounds once again in 2009. With Rindin the Puffer and The Coyote and the Tortoise being screened worldwide, Animation Director Len Simon will be on-hand participating in panels, Q&As, discussions, signings and meeting fans. The Film Festival schedule is being confirmed and will be posted shortly.

Coming soon to a theater near you.

Be the first to watch Len Simon/FatCat Animation's short films in theaters nationwide being released this holiday season. Our studio and Screenvision have joined forces to bring you the first of many short animated films. Also look for a sneak peek of the trailer of our next production.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FatCat Animation Article

If you haven't picked up the November 2008 issue of Animation Magazine, our studio has a write-up about the CrocPond franchise, the award-winning Rindin the Puffer short and some details about our current slate of projects.