Full lineup announced for 8th International Festival of Animated Objects

The latest edition of the Festival of Animated Objects will take place March 16-19 and promises to be their best yet.

The full lineup of the 8th fest was announced at an event Tuesday morning at Arts Commons, complete with puppets on display, a demo of one of the interactive pieces and the hurtling of a (faux) pig across the stairwell — to much applause!

This year’s festival will feature performances for all ages including: The Old Trout Puppet Workshop remounting their classic The Unlikely Birth of Istvan; The Umbrella, one of several productions presented by Quest Theatre; Loon by Wonderheads Theatre; the amazing Dolly Wiggler Cabaret (fast, fun, furious puppetry, anyone?); as well as hands-on workshops, animated films, a mini theatre arcade — the amount of events packed into four days is staggering.

A full schedule and lineup can be viewed here. No word on whether there will be further launchings of (puppet) pigs. 

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Kari Watson is the former Listings Editor of Fast Forward Weekly, and has continued to bring event listings to Calgary through her website, The Culture Cycle. Contact her at