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David Silverman of The Simpsons Joins Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Line-Up

taafi [1]The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI [1]) adds to their programming roster, kicking-off the Festival with a keynote address by Oscar-nominated animator David Silverman, Director of The Simpsons and The Simpsons Movie.

Silverman animated all of the original short Simpsons cartoons that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show and went on to serve as director of animation of the television series for several years.In 2012, Silverman directed the theatrical short The Longest Daycare starring Maggie Simpson. The short was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Other additions to the Festival include:

Plus, TAAFI brings back their official short film selection, spanning across all genres and showcasing a variety of different animation styles. Here is this year’s roster:

Additional details including previously announced programming and the complete Festival schedule are available on the TAAFI website [1].


Early Bird tickets are available for purchase by phone or online through the TAAFI website [1] starting as of June 17: