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Animation competition launched for Monty Python film release

Animation competition launched for Monty Python film release
Staff Reporter
08 August 2012

An international animation competition is being launched to celebrate the new feature film A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The online animation competition, Animate Chapman, aims to find enthusiastic animators to bring Chapman and Monty Python’s sketches back to life ( It is open to students, amateurs and professional animators and is sponsored by the filmmakers, Trinity, Brainstorm Media, Epix and Adobe.

The film reunites members of the Monty Python troupe and brings Chapman back to life through 17 different animation styles from 14 different animators.

The animation teams and diverse styles involved in A Liars Autobiography are from the animation studios A for Animation, ArthurCox, Beakus, Cake, Made Visual Studio, Mr & Mrs, Not To Scale, Peepshow, Sherbet, Steven Lall, Superfad, Treat Studios, Trunk and Tundra.

For the contest, eight audio clips have been chosen that span Chapman’s career, providing a launch point for animators to visualise Graham’s world in their own style and technique, using Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software.

Entrants must upload their final animation via the official A Liars Autobiography Facebook page and share it with their friends.
Ten winners will be chosen by the filmmakers and judging panel, one of which will be chosen by Facebook voters as the audience choice.

All winners will receive a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software and will be showcased on PythonLine and the Monty Python YouTube channel, and considered as an extra on the film’s official DVD, pending appropriate copyright clearance.

Final submissions must be received by October 22.
Following the Toronto International Film Festival, A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman will premiere on Epix and in select US theatres on November 2 and theatrically in the UK in November and Canada.

Brainstorm Media is the US theatrical distributor of the film. Trinity is handling UK distribution and Entertainment One is handling Canadian distribution.

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