Daily post 13 Feb 2015 03:02 pm

ASIFA EAST Memorial for Michael Sporn March 2, 2015

Michael Sporn was one of the giants of the New York animation community. From 1980 until his untimely death last year, Michael Sporn’s studio produced many acclaimed television specials, most of them animated entirely here in New York.

To commemorate the first anniversary of his passing, ASIFA-EAST is hosting an evening of Tribute to Michael Sporn–and we’re encouraging members of the animation community to contribute to a tribute reel to be presented at the event and preserved online.

ASIFA-East Tribute to Michael Sporn
Monday, March 2, 2015
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
SVA Theatre [Beatrice]
333 West 23rd Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(no RSVP required)

For the tribute reel we are inviting anyone to participate and send their personal message about Michael, his work, what he means to you, his animation, whatever you feel moved to say. You can write, draw, paint, photograph, GIF, audio record or videotape your message. Please email your tribute to asifaeasttreasurer@gmail.com by next Friday, February 20.

Please join the others who knew him, worked with him, and read “Splog”–his celebrated blog to look back at his foot prints and keep his legacy alive for the future.

8 Responses to “ASIFA EAST Memorial for Michael Sporn March 2, 2015”

  1. on 22 Feb 2015 at 10:46 am 1.Stephen Macquignon said …

    Looking forward to sitting on the panel

  2. on 22 Feb 2015 at 12:26 pm 2.Heidi Stallings said …

    Michael would be very pleased!

  3. on 22 Nov 2015 at 8:06 pm 3.David Nethery said …

    Missing Michael’s “voice” on this blog more than ever. I often stop in here to read through the many posts he made through the years. Just wanted to leave a note of thanks again for keeping this site up . It’s so valuable for students of the art of animation.

  4. on 06 Jan 2016 at 3:32 pm 4.Penny Popper said …

    Such a shame he died but i did tell him that i had predicted something like that would happen to him, but did he listen? No! Good – Rid.

  5. on 24 Jan 2016 at 8:56 am 5.Teodor Ajduk said …

    I still keep coming here

  6. on 14 Apr 2016 at 10:39 pm 6.Stacey Byrne Gibbs said …

    Hi there! This is a great blog. Both of my uncles Charles and Tom Byrne were animators back in the day and I love learning about their history especially because my daughter has the gift and may go into the field and I do animation voiceover. Thanks for taking the time to share all the information with the world! SBG

  7. on 20 Dec 2016 at 4:22 am 7.home said …


  8. on 03 Aug 2017 at 10:31 am 8.Disney World said …

    Just looking through his art. Amazing work and very inspiring blog. He certainly left a legacy for all to enjoy.

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