How to Train Your Dragon 2 Soars Into WonderCon 2014

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20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation bring How to Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and Jay Baruchel, the voice of Hiccup, to WonderCon this weekend for an exclusive sneak peek of the movie and a signing at Booth #1468!

SCHEDULE:
Friday, April 18th
11:30 a.m.: Booth opens, sales and giveaways begin
12:00 noon: Demonstration of new How to Train Your Dragon apps begins
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Airbrush artist on-site to create Dragons tattoos
7:00 p.m.: Booth closes

Saturday, April 19th
9:30 a.m.: Booth opens, sales and giveaways begin
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Airbrush artist on-site to create Dragons tattoos
12:45 p.m. (tentative): Fox panel presentation begins at the Arena
2:00 p.m.: Jay Baruchel and Dean DeBlois arrive at booth #1468 for fan signing
2:30 p.m.: Fan signing ends
3:00 p.m.: Demonstration of new How to Train Your Dragon apps begins
7:00 p.m.: Booth closes

Sunday, April 20th
10:30 a.m.: Booth opens, sales and giveaways begin
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Airbrush artist on site to create Dragons tattoos
1:00 p.m.: Demonstration of new How to Train Your Dragon apps begins
5:00 p.m.: Booth closes

CA – The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman Signing

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Press Release:

Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 22nd for a very special presentation of the making of the film by the talents behind it as they share rarely seen images and reveal interesting details about the creative process.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a highly anticipated upcoming 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The film features Mr. Peabody, a talking dog who is the smartest being in the world, and his adopted boy Sherman. When Sherman’s misuse of their time traveling WABAC machine results in disastrous and comical events, it is up to them to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.

Meet the artists one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories and artwork as well as sign copies of the new Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman book!

Featured Artists:

Jason Schleifer: Head of Character Animation
Tim Heitz: Story Artist
Carlos Zaragoza: Visual Development Artist
Michael Amos: Animator
Shane Prigmore: Visual Development Artist
Featured Print:

Only available at Nucleus for a limited time and released exclusively for event: “Adventure Awaits!” by Shane Prigmore. Shane will also be a guest panelist and will be available to sign books and prints. Signed copies are limited so be sure to pre-order yours today.

Event Schedule:

3:00pm – 4:00pm (Panel Presentation)
4:30pm – 5:00pm (Q&A)
5:00pm – 6:00pm (Signing)

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Gnome Syndicate Signing

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Dreamworks animator and cartoonist Kevin Vassey appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday October 12, 2013 from 1-3pm! In addition to working on How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, and Shrek, Vassey also draws a weekly webcomic called The Gnome Syndicate.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

CA – Art of The Croods Signing

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Arthur Fong, Christophe Lautrette, Simon Rogers, Margaret Wuller, and Steven MacLeod appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

THE CROODS is a prehistoric tale following the world’s first family embarking on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

Nucleus welcomes five artists from the project offering a rare glimpse behind the process of production design, storyboards, and visual development.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new The Art of The Croods book.  Stay tuned for the announcement of an exclusive art print.

$5 Admission at the door.  Seats are limited, standing room available.

Featured Artists:

Arthur Fong (Visual Development)
Christophe Lautrette (Production Design)
Simon Rogers (Visual Development)
Margaret Wuller (Visual Development)
Steven MacLeod (Storyboard Artist)

Event Schedule:

5:00PM – 6:00PM (panel presentation)
6:00PM – 6:30PM (Q&A)
6:30PM – 8:00PM (book signing)

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Art of Rise of the Guardians Signing

Maxwell Boas, Patrick Hanenberger, Hamish Grieve and more appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday December 1, 2012 from   1:00PM – 4:00PM.

Press Release:

In time for the Holidays, Rise of the Guardians is the latest from Dreamworks Animation. Nearly five years in the making, come and meet some of the artists behind the film, see some rare behind the scenes art and hear some interesting facts and stories as well.

$5 Admission at the door (seats are limited, standing room available)

Featured Artists:

Maxwell Boas (Art Direction)
Patrick Hanenberger (Production Design)
Hamish Grieve (Head of Story)
Stan Seo (Visual Development)
Woon Jung (Visual Development)
Perry Dixon Maple (Visual Development)
Peter Maynez (Visual Development)

more to be announced…

Event Schedule:

1:00 – 2:00pm (panel presentation)
2:00pm – 2:30pm (Q&A)
2:30pm – 4:00pm (book signing)

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Art of Puss in Boots

Join Gallery Nucleus on November 12, 2011 to learn more of the film’s production and meet the artists in person as they present the behind-the-scenes process, answer your questions, and sign copies of the newly released “Art Of” book.

ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE

Ronald Kurniawan
Woon Jung
Christian Schellewald

more artists soon to be announced…stay tuned for more details!

FREE ADMISSION

6pm to 7pm: Presentation with Q & A
7pm to 9pm: Art of Book Signing

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

DreamWorks Presenting Fright Night at SDCC 2011

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Press Release:

DreamWorks Studios is pleased to present a special insider look at its upcoming, 3D reimagining of the horror classic “Fright Night” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. On Friday, July 22, a panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be talent from the film, including Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Imogen Poots, director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Marti Noxon. Activities also include a fan appreciation party as well as a screening in advance of the film’s opening in theaters on August 19th.

On Friday, June 24th, the film’s social media campaign; “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” kicks off with a chance to win a VIP trip for two to San Diego Comic-Con in partnership with Yahoo! Movies. The trip includes travel, accommodations and admittance to all “Fright Night” scheduled events. “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” encourages fans to use their social feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs to share movie content and check in to real world events to collect points. At the end of each week, the fan who has spread the frenzy the farthest wins a killer prize. Prizes are awarded weekly beginning July 1st through the film’s release on Friday, August 19th. More information about the “Fright Night” Feeding Frenzy and how to join can be found at: WelcometoFrightNight.com.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

Senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right— yet no one, including Charley’s mom (Toni Collette), seems to notice! After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charley has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Fright Night” is produced by Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig, with screenplay written by Marti Noxon from a story by Tom Holland, based on the film “Fright Night,” written by Tom Holland. “Fright Night” opens in theaters on August 19, 2011.

CA – Oscar-Nominated Animated Features

Tom Sito moderates the Animated Feature Symposium celebrates the work of the 2010 Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) discuss their films’ development and their creative processes as well as present clips illustrating their techniques.

THE 2010 NOMINEES ARE:
How to Train Your DragonChris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
The IllusionistSylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3Lee Unkrich

Tickets will be available starting February 1.

Tickets
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2) – $3

On sale starting Tuesday, February 1 at 9 a.m.

When
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All seating is unreserved.

CA – The Super Big Micro Show

Nucleus warmly welcomes you to a gigantic, visual feast in micro proportions! Working within the 2×2 – 6×6 inch guidelines and in both traditional 2D and 3D media, this exhibit will feature an explosive roster of talent working in animation and visual development.

December 11, 2010 – January 4, 2011
Opening Reception / Dec 11, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

The Micro Show began with a group of animators and friends working at Disney. Creating personal, bite-size works of art was a respite from their daily creative grind and eventually they gathered all the pieces and displayed them in modest exhibits. On December 11, we bring you the most macro of the Micro Shows thus far. Featuring the talents working at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, artists were invited to do everything but wallpaper our upstairs Atrium gallery with their micro-sized creations.

This exhibit is sure to be an awe-inspiring event, not to mention a personal glimpse into extraordinary talents and minds behind your favorite animated films!

Featuring Artists:

Andy Schuhler Story Artist
Aurian Redson, Story Artist
Austin Madison, Animator
Barbra Pushies
Ben Balistreri, Story Artist
Bill Perkins, VisDev Artist
Bill Schwab, VisDev Artist
Brian Kesinger, Story and Layout Artist
Brittany Lee, VisDev Artist
Cassia Harries: Sculptor
Chen-yi Chang, Story Artist
Chris Mitchell
Clio Chiang, Story Artist
Daniel Arriaga, VisDev Artist
Darren Webb, Story Artist
Dave Derrick, Story
Dave Pimentel, Head of Story
Don Hall, Director
Ed Gombert, Head of Story
Jeff Snow, Head of Story
Jeff Turley, VisDev Artist
Jenny Lerew, Story Artist
Jeremy Costello, Production Department Manager
Jeremy Spears, Story Artist
Jin Kim, VisDev Artist
Joe Moshier, Visual Development Artist
John Musker, Director
John Puglisi, Director
Josie Trinidad, Story Artist
Justin Cram, VisDev Artist
Kendelle Hoyer, Story Artist
Lauren MacMullen, Story Artist
Leo Matsuda, Story Artist
Lissa Treiman, Story Artist
Lorelay Bove, VisDev Artist
Louie Del Carmen, Story
Mark Kennedy, Head of Story
Mark Walton, Story
Michael Labash
Mike Gabriel, Art Director
Mike Giaimo, Art Director
Mike Lester, Story Artist
Mike Yamada
Minkyu Lee, Animator
Nagisa Koyama
Nancy Kruse, Story Artist
Nate Wragg, VisDev Artist
Nicole Mitchell, Story Artist
Normand Lemay, Story Artist
Paul Briggs, Head of Story
Pete Sohn
Raymond Persi
Ryan O’Loughlin, Story
Ryan Savas, Story Artist
Shane Prigmore, Head of Story
Shiyoon Kim, VisDev Artist
Steve Anderson, Director
Steve Macleod, Story Artist
Ted Mathot, Head of Story
Toby Shelton, Head of Story
Trevor Jimenez
Vi-Dieu Nguyen, Story Artist
Victoria Ying, VisDev Artist
Will Mata, Story Artist

…AND MORE!!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Moonshine Signing

Devin Crane, Christopher Lautrette, Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Nicolas Weis and other Dreamworks artists sign at Stuart Ng Books in Torrance, CA on November 13th from 3-5pm!

This is such a great opportunity to meet the talent and creators of the book, as well as get a look at some other personal publications from featured Moonshine artists.

Meet the visual development artists of DreamWorks Animation Studio.  These artists create the characters and worlds of Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, and other animated films.  49 talented and prolific DreamWorks Animation Art Directors, Character Designers, Production Designers, and Visual Development Artists have collected their best personal works in the amazing full-color art book Moonshine.  Meet the artists who work on these films, see their artwork, and have them sign your personal copy of Moonshine

Stuart Ng Books
20655 S. Western Ave., Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501

(Where the 405 and 101 freeways meet. Halfway between LAX and Long Beach)