The forthcoming Bangkokfestival (Jan 13-24) will dedicate a new sidebar to animated film. It willinclude a special tribute to animator, producer, director, Gabor Csupo.

The Csupo retrospective will becomplemented by a series of animation seminars conducted by Csupo andexecutives from his Los Angeles-based firm Klasky-Csupo - Hal Waite, seniorvice president of feature animation and Terry Thoren, CEO.

Also, presenting seminars forthe animation program is Sharon Wu, animator from CalArts in Los Angeles with agroup of international animators. Csupo will also premiere his new adultanimation feature film, The Immigrant.
Stretched over three days (Jan 18-20) the section's seminar topics include:Aesthetics of Animation; Children's Workshop; Overview Of Animation Production;Will Animation Always be Just 'Cartoons for Kids''; and The Magic of Telling a Story in 30Seconds.

Separately, the festival is also planning a tribute toUS film-maker Joel Schumacher and will be hosting the second edition of theBangkok Film Market (Jan 17-20), which this year place a special emphasis onanimation.