Director Teddy Newton sketching with
Paul Young at Féile Beocháin 2005 in Kilkenny.

Director Bert Klein
The Film

When Mom goes out to bible study little Linberg is taken out for a night on the town that he'll never forget by his step-father. Just don't tell Mom. She just wouldn't understand!

The Directors
Director - Teddy Newton, USA
Teddy Newton currently works at Pixar Animation Studios as a designer & storyman where he has contributed to "Presto", Ratatouille", "Jack-Jack Attack" and "The Incredibles". He has also worked as a visual development artist and storyman at Walt Disney Feature Animation and Warner Bros. Feature Animation. He co-wrote and produced the live action feature "The Trouble with Lou" which was screened at the Slamdance Festival in 2001.

Director - Bert Klein, USA
Bert Klein has been making animated films since he was 13. He has a love for old fashioned animation and believes it still has a place in our modern age. Bert met his friend and collaborator Teddy Newton while both were working at Disney Feature Animation in the early '90s and began work together on "Boys Night Out" several years later. He is currently an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Awards & Nominations

Annie Award Nomination, January 2004
Burbank, California, USA. The film was nominated for an Annie Award by ASIFA-Hollywood, the International Animated Film Society, for “Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short Subject.”


Directed by Teddy Newton & Bert Klein

Produced by Barry John O'Donoghue & Jennifer Cardon Klein

Story by Teddy Newton
Animation by Bert Klein

Art Direction - Teddy Newton & Dennis Venizelos

Development Art - Lou Romano

Additional Animation
Eric Goldberg, Shane Prigmore, Ken Morrisey
Jeff Sergei, Phillip Pignotti, Dave Pimentel, John Williamson

Effects Animation
Mike Jones, James Mansfield, Phillip Pignotti, Hram Ramos

Lead Clean-up Artists - Dan Bond & Todd Jacobson

Clean-up Key Artists
Cindy Andress, Mary Jo Ayers, Patty Billings, Merry Clingen
Mary Dowd, Jennifer Duffy, Birgitte Franzka Fritz, Neal Goldstein
Kris Heller, Emily Juiliano, Art Hernandez, Jody Koestra
Karl Lancaster, Susan McKinsey Goldberg, Jan Naylor, Jim Snider
Mac Spada, Jennifer Stillwell, Trevor Tamboline, Miri Yoon
Kim Zamlik, Jeff Zikry

Music - Curt Berg

Performed by The Boys Night Out Band:
Ron King, Tom Peterson, Bill Fulton, Adam Cohen, Bill Berg

Teddy Newton, Mary Tucker, Timithy X, Lou Romano, Doug George Debrah Rogers

Film Processing
Peter Williams, Roman Gadner, Andy Wickunf, John van der Ryden

Special Thanks to
Tom Knott, Savina Roman, Dan Larsen, Dave Smyth,
Gwilym Morris, Christian Rivers, Jon Labrie, Michael Giacchino

Festivals & Screenings

Ottawa International Animtion Festival
"Blue Toons", Ottawa, Canada, 17-21 September 2008

1st International Festival of Erotic Animation
Cine Iris, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6-8 October 2006

International Festival of Animated Films TINDIRINDIS 2005
Vilnius, Lithuania, 25-27 October 2005

Féile Beochan, Kilkenny Animation Festival
Kilkenny, Ireland, 1-4 September 2005
Screened in competition

20th European Filmfestival Alpinale
Nenzing, Austria, 9-14 August 2005

Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle, Washington, USA, 19 May - 12 June 2005
Screening: 3.45pm, Sunday 22 May

Anifest 2005, 4th Annual International Festival of Animated Films
Trebon, Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic, 5-11 May 2005
Competitive Short Film Block, 5pm, 7th May & 2pm, 10th May

Belfast Film Festival
Belfast, Northern Ireland, 7-16 April 2005
Screened in the Jameson Short Film Competition, 16th April

9th Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival
Manchester, UK, 23-27 February 2005

Anima 05, 24th Edition, Brussels Festival of Cartoon and Animated Films Festival, Belgium, 3-13 February 2005
Screening out of competition on Saturday 6th February

Digital Media Award Nomination - Creativity 2D Animation
Dublin, Ireland, 2 February 2005

Cortada Film Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 13-16 December 2004

46th Bilbao International Festival of Documentaries and Shorts,
Spain, 29 November – 4 December 2004
Screened in competition. December 3rd, 22:30

17th Seagate Foyle Film Festival,
Derry, Northern Ireland, 19-28 November 2004
Screened in competition

Clones Film Festival, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, 20-24 October 2004
Non-competitive festival.

Kerry Film Festival, Tralee, Ireland, 18-24 October 2004
Screened in competition for Best Short Animation. Received Special Commendation.

49th Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 10-17 October 2004
Screened in the International Short Film Competition.

Ottawa 04 International Animation Festival,
Canada, 22-26 September 2004
Screened out of competition as part of the “Best of the Rest” showcase.

Boston Film Festival 2004, 20th Edition, USA, 10-19 September 2004

Hiroshima 10th International Animation Festival,
Japan, 10-23 August 2004
Screened out of competition as part of the “Animation from the World” showcase.

San Diego Comic-con, California, USA, 23 July 2004
Video presentation with Jennifer Cardon Klein

Anima Mundi – 12th International Animation Festival of Brazil
9-18 July 2004, Rio de Janeiro; 21-25 July 2004, São Paulo.
Screened in competition for “Best Animation”

Stella Artois Short Film Awards Nominee,
Dublin, Ireland, 26 June 2004
The film was screened in the Stella Artois “Movies on the Square” as part of the Diversions programme – a summer long festival of free outdoor cultural events organised by Temple Bar Properties.

13th International Philadelphia Film Festival, USA, 18-24 April 2004
The film was screened out of competition in the Café Risque programme of animation on April 9th.

Annie Award Nomination, January 2004
Burbank, California, USA. The film was nominated for an Annie Award by ASIFA-Hollywood, the International Animated Film Society, for “Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short Subject.”

USA Premiere Theatrical Screening
Fallbrook 7, Laemmle Theatre, West Hills, California, USA,
December 16-18, 2003

Wellington & Auckland Film Festival, New Zealand, July 2003
The unfinished film was screened out of competition as a work-in-progress.

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