Animation festival this weekend in Johnson City

In this image released Tuesday Aug. 28, 2007 by the Beijing Public Security Bureau,  shown is cartoon figures of

In this image released Tuesday Aug. 28, 2007 by the Beijing Public Security Bureau, shown is cartoon figures of "virtual police". Police in Beijing said Tuesday they will soon begin patrolling the web using the animated beat cops that pop up on a user's browser and walk, bike or drive across the screen warning them to stay away from illegal Internet content. (AP Photo/Beijing Public Security Bureau, HO)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Entries from several countries will be on display Friday and Saturday at the seventh annual Blue Plum Animation Festival in Johnson City, Tenn.

Countries submitting entries include the United States, England, Canada, Portugal, Mexico, France, Taiwan, Switzerland and Spain.

The event is part of the Blue Plum Festival of music and arts. It is described as family friendly and suitable for all ages.

The festival is sponsored by East Tennessee State University's Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media. It was founded through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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