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Young Animator Perry Chen’s Animation Short about Holocaust Shines at 2011 Comic-Con

Published on: 28th July, 2011


Perry Chen with mom/Producer Zhu Shen, director Kevin Sean Michaels, Toon Boom Animation sponsor Karina Bessoudo during audience Q&A at San Diego Int' Children's Film Festival screening at Comic-Con (festival director Dan Bennett in the background) (photo by Stephanie Sullivan)

Young Animator Perry Chen’s Animation Short about Holocaust Shines at 2011 Comic-Con

July 2011

Screening & Q&A at San Diego Int’ Children’s Film Festival July 24, 2011:

Festival Director Dan Bennett intro Perry Chen & director Kevin Sean Michaels on stage (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen & Kevin Sean Michaels before screening (photo by Zhu Shen)

Karina Bessoudo answering questions with Perry Chen & Kevin Sean Michaels on stage (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen & Kevin Sean Michaels on stage for Q&A (photo by Zhu Shen)

Comic-Con Panel: Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child, Animated by a Child, July 24, 2011:

Kevin Sean Michaels with Perry Chen & moderator Lloyd Kaffman (photo by Alice Aw, We Chinese in America magazine)

Zhu Shen, Karina Bessoudo & Bill Plympton at Comic-Con panel (photo by Alice Aw)

Kevin Sean Michaels with Perry Chen at Comic-Con panel (photo by Alice Aw)

Kevin Sean Michaels with Perry Chen & Karina Bessoudo & Comic-Con staff after Comic-Con panel (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen & Karina Bessoudo hugging after Comic-Con panel (photo by Zhu Shen)

 

Shorts International Interview, July 22, 2011

Perry Chen, Zhu Shen, Kevin Sean Michaels interviewed by Shorts International Producer Nick Romero (photo by Liz Kelly)

Perry Chen, Zhu Shen, Karina Bessoudo, Kevin Sean Michaels with Shorts International Producer Nick Romero (R) after interview (photo by Liz Kelly)

Shorts International producer Rick Romero shaking hands with Perry Chen post interview (photo by Zhu Shen)

Shorts International producer Rick Romero showcasing Perry Chen's film DVD (photo by Zhu Shen)

Reading Gaslamp Screening & Q&A, July 23, 2011

Perry Chen with Kevin Sean Michaels, Bill Plympton, Dan Silverman, Alexia Anastasio on stage Q&A (photo by Zhu Shen)

Karina Bessoudo, Kevin Sean Michaels, Zhu Shen & Perry Chen post screening

Perry Chen & Zhu Shen with San Diego filmmakers Brian Finn & Jorge Orzorno

Karina Bessoudo, Perry Chen, Helen Yuan (Perry's art teacher) & Zhu Shen

Perry Chen autographs DVD for his friend Janet White (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with San Diego artist/animator Earl Storm (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Dan Bennett at Reading Gaslamp before screening (photo by Zhu Shen)

Visiting Sponsor Wacom and Drawing:

Perry Chen with Greeting to Mr. Little sign @ Wacom booth (Doug Little is our Wacom sponsor)

Perry Chen drawing on Wacom tablet (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Wacom technology staff @ Wacom booth (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen's drawing on Wacom tablet - Confused Sheep

 

 

At Comic-Con:

Perry Chen & Bill Plympton at Plympton booth (photo by Liz Kelly)

 

Joyce Chow (Exec Editor of MBN) interviewing Perry Chen (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen interviewed by Don Harrison-SD Jewish World publisher (photo by Zhu Shen)

Liz Kelly, Perry Chen, Joyce Chow at Comic-Con (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen & Robb Pearlman-(Plympton book editor, Rizzoli International Publications) (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen signing autograph at Plymton booth (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen trying Plympton shirt with Alexia Anastasio at Plymton booth (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Sara Goldberg (Phineas & Ferb producer, L) and other Disney producers (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Richard Sankey (Film Crewe Productions) (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen interviews Rod Roddenberry at his party (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with Jeff Swampy Marsh (R) & Dan Povenmire (M), creators of "Phineas & Ferb" TV show at Comic-Con (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen taking a break from Comic-Con, playing chess at W hotel (photo by Zhu Shen)

Karina Bessoudo, Zhu Shen & Perry Chen with Stephanie Sullivan & Brandon Weiberg

Dani Bowman with Uncle Patrick, aunt Sandy & Karina Bessoudo, Perry Chen, Zhu Shen at breakfast before Comic-Con

Perry Chen & Dani Bowman and uncle Patrick, aunt Sandy at home (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen on escalator up (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen with volunteer Sam Renaudo & Holly Martin at SDICFF booth (photo by Zhu Shen)

Perry Chen enjoying dinner at Sammy's after a "Perrific!" Comic-Con

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Perry Chen started reviewing movies and family-friendly entertainment with his unique, kids-friendly starfish rating system at 8 in third grade.  He writes movie reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune, Animation World Network (AWN); Amazing Kids!, and his own Perry’s Previews website, with a combined readership of over 2 million.  He became a national sensation with his network TV debut on CBS Evening News as the youngest film critic in 2009 and has since appeared on numerous national and international media, including NPR, CNN, Variety, the Guardian, spoke at a TEDx conference, and presented at Annie Awards for Animation.  He won a prestigious “San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award” in 2010 and is the youngest honoree of Cox Communications’ annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  He regularly interviews filmmakers and stars on the red carpet and film events.  Perry started drawing when he was three, and frequently gets inspiration from nature. He has won numerous art awards and started learning computer animation using Toon Boom Studio software in November 2010. More info:

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