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California Animation Festival Featuring Zoom Suit One Week Prior to San Diego Comic Con


Palm Beach, Florida. March 22 – The California International Animation Festival will feature the award winning animated short, Zoom Suit, July 15, 2006.  The screening marks the record 64th film festival appearance since the world premiere in April 2005. All fans in attendance will receive a free Zoom Suit poster autographed by series creator John Taddeo.  Posters are also available by mail until the date of the festival or while supplies last. California International Animation Festival recognizes the marriage between the arts of animation and gaming - a union that generates over $20 billion annually. In addition to bringing together international animators and filmmakers, CalAniFest provides a venue for gaming companies to release new products and technologies to eager audiences of testers, fans and gaming developers.  The festival is held at the Empire Theatre, on the Miracle Mile, Stockton, California. Fans can request an autographed poster at the show, or request a poster by mail using Paypal and paying the $5 shipping and handling fee.  Requests by mail will be sent US Postal service Priority Mail.  The address to Paypal is    CalAniFest is held one week prior to San Diego ComiCon ensuring numerous professional guests, animators, writers and directors are in attendance. About The FestivalThe California International Animation Festival is dedicated to a recognition that animation, gaming and film making are hand in hand disciplines. The event of screenings, forums and focused networking allows creative and executive entrepreneurs in the animation, electronic gaming and filmmaking industries to explore and exchange ideas on the themes, issues and trends driving converging media production. As an international arts, entertainment, and educational organization, the Fireside Foundation, Inc., inspires young and emerging artists through exhibitions, as well as educational programs on an international level. About Zoom Suit:

Zoom Suit has appeared in over 64 festivals since the world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won “Best Animation” from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit has been featured in film festivals across the country, including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Michigan, San Francisco and San Diego where it was an official selection of the 2005 San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit has garnered numerous awards including “Best in Show,” “Grand Festival Award,” and multiple “Best Animation” awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will be viewed by over 500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic, written by John Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring covers by Gene Colan, Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned for release in April, 2006. For more information or artwork, please visit the Zoom Suit web site at