March L.A. toon showcase to honor Plympton

West Coast preems of “A Monster in Paris” and docu “Adventures in Plymptoons” are among the highlights of the third annual Los Angeles Animation Film Festival next month.

Sean Lennon has been tapped artistic director of the fest and will host screenings of films he has chosen, including “Akira” and “Fantastic Planet,” which will feature a live score.

Fest runs from March 7-11 at the Regent Showcase in Hollywood.

The fest will also honor animator Bill Plympton for his contributions to the animation biz and will screen docu “Adventures in Plymptoons” as well as Plympton’s first feature, “The Tune.”

Other pics screening at the event “The Iron Giant,” with members of its cast and crew; a revival of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s “Team America: World Police”; and a 10th anni showing of the original “Shrek.”

For a more information, go to http://www.laafest.com.

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