SF – Early Man Screening + Signing

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Lionsgate & Aardman Animations for a look at their upcoming theatrical release EARLY MAN with animation directors Will Becher and Merlin Crossingham, and legendary director Nick Park on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

The Making of EARLY MAN, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Join Aardman Animations’ animation directors Merlin Crossingham and Will Becher for a behind-the-scenes look at EARLY MAN, the soon-to-be-released animated feature from Aardman Animations.

EARLY MAN is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from four-time Academy Award®-winning director Nick Park and AARDMAN, the creators of WALLACE AND GROMIT and SHAUN THE SHEEP. Shot in Aardman’s own distinctive style, the film will take audiences on an extraordinary journey into an exciting new world, unleashing an unforgettable tribe of unique and funny new characters voiced by an all-star British cast.Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (EDDIE REDMAYNE) and his best friend Hognob, as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (TOM HIDDLESTON), and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Summit Entertainment, StudioCanal, Aardman Animations and The British Film Institute present, an Aardman production.

A Conversation with Nick Park, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Celebrated director Nick Park looks back at his animation career, from Creature Comforts and Wallace and Gromit to his recent feature films, including EARLY MAN, in a lively conversation with Pixar’s Pete Docter, the Academy Award-winning director of Up and Inside Out.

Following these events, Nick, Merlin and Will will be available for a brief signing.

EARLY MAN opens in theatres on February 16.

Tickets for this event are $25 for the general public and free for Cartoon Art Museum members.

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Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

 

SF – Tyrus Wong: A Celebration

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Tyrus Wong, who recently passed away at the age of 106, was a prolific and multi-talented artist – a painter, designer, lithographer, muralist, and kitemaker. Tyrus worked for many years in Hollywood as a film production illustrator, first for The Walt Disney Studios under Walt’s direction, and later for the Warner Brothers Studio. He is well-known for his key role as the lead artist on Disney’s 1942 classic, Bambi. Tyrus was named a Disney Legend in 2001, and is the subject of Pamela Tom’s 2015 award-winning documentary, Tyrus. The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated Tyrus in the 2013 exhibition Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong – one of the largest retrospectives of his work.

In honor of Tyrus’ inspiring life and compelling body of work, join the Walt Disney Family Museum on Thursday May 18th at 3:00 PM to hear from Oscar®-nominated Pixar writer and director Ronnie del Carmen, filmmaker Pamela Tom, and Tyrus’ daughter, Kim Wong, as they reflect on the life and work of a creative genius. Tickets available at the link…

Presented in association with the Presidio Trust.

Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
415.345.6800

SF – The Muppet Holidays with Dave Goelz

000_gonzo-dave-goelzMuppeteer Dave Goelz (The Great Gonzo) appears at the Walt Disney Family Museum on Monday, December 12, 2016.

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In the spirit of holiday traditions, join us for a special screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol. In this highly-acclaimed film, The Muppets tell their delightfully charming version of the classic holiday tale written by 19th century novelist Charles Dickens. Following the screening, take part in a discussion with Dave Goelz, who starred in the film as Gonzo the Great performing as Charles Dickens.

The film will be screened at 6:30pm prior to the program. Admission to the film screening is included with the program ticket. Tickets available at the link…

About Dave Goelz
Dave Goelz has been a principal puppeteer with The Muppets for forty-three years. His characters include The Great Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, and Waldorf from The Muppet Show; Boober Fraggle, Traveling Matt, and Philo the Rodentia from Fraggle Rock; Digit from The Jim Henson Hour; Rugby and Ditz from Jim Henson’s Secret Life of Toys; Stinky the Skunk from Jim Henson’s Animal Show with Stinky and Jake; and Randy the Stupid Pig and Gary Cahuenga the Vent Dummy from Muppets Tonight!

Goelz first started working for Henson Associates in 1973 as a puppet designer and builder and periodically had the opportunity to perform. The first highly-successful characters that he built were Animal, Zoot, and Floyd Pepper. Despite the fact that he had no formal training for puppeteering, he went on to perform as Zoot, the blue-haired saxophone player from The Muppet Show’s house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. He eventually stopped building puppets and worked exclusively as a performer.

Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129
415.345.6800

NYC – Why Not Me? Signing

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Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Inside Out, The Office) appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM for a signing of the Why Not Me? paperback release! This will be a signing only. You must purchase Why Not Me? At B&N Tribeca the day of the event. You will receive a wristband upon receipt which will give you admittance to the signing. There will be no photo opportunity with the author or book personalization. Please call with any questions or concerns.

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Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-5389

CT – The Walking Dead Signing

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Star of The Walking Dead, Michael Cudlitz, makes a special appearance in The Shops concourse as part of Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check. The acclaimed actor who plays Sergeant Abraham Ford in the hit horror series The Walking Dead greets fans on Saturday January 16th with a live Q&A at 7:00pm followed by a signing at 7:30pm.

Participation is one a first-come first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, Michael Cudlitz will only be signing one piece of memorabilia or the headshot given out at the event per person. There will be no personal photos or photo personalization. This event is bracelet-only. Bracelets will be distributed at 5:00pm at the signing area in The Shops concourse. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the signing line.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

CA – Art of The Good Dinosaur Signing

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Pixar is back with their brand new animated film The Good Dinosaur!  An unusual take on the relationship between a Dinosaur and his human, Pixar explores a world where we ask the questions, “What if the asteroid missed? What would happen if dinosaurs were not extinct?” We follow our main dinosaur, Arlo, who makes a treacherous journey with his human friend and learns to confront his fears. Arlo finds strength within himself and finds out what he is truly capable of.

Come hear the artists share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday December 5, 2015.  Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of The Good Dinosaur.

In addition, one of our signing artists Noah Klocek will also be signing his children’s book Cloud Country. Published by Pixar Animation Artist Showcase, Cloud Country is about a little cloudlet dreamer named Gale.

Featured Artists:
Noah Klocek – Concept Artist

…and more to be announced

Event Schedule:

2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing

$10 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the The Art of Good Dinosaur or Cloud Country books (100 seats only, standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20. (does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option)

  • Waives admission fee.
  • Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
  • No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
  • Comes with a free bottle of water.
  • Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

More info and ticket are available at the link…

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Mindy Kaling Signing

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Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project, The Office, and Inside Out, discusses and signs her new book WHY NOT ME?, a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. Visit Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM, for an entertaining evening with Mindy Kaling in conversation with Tracey Wigfield. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

MA – Mindy Kaling Signs

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Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project and The Office, appears at Brookline Booksmith on Monday September, 14th at 7:00pm to sign copies of her new book Why Not Me? Purchase of the book from Brookline Booksmith required to attend. THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Mindy Kaling Speaks

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Harvard Book Store is honored and thrilled to welcome back Emmy-nominated writer/actress and Cambridge native MINDY KALING for a discussion of her latest book, Why Not Me? Mindy will be joined in conversation by renowned surgeon, writer, and public health researcher ATUL GAWANDE, MD, MPH of Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets

Tickets go on sale online only at mindykaling.eventbrite.com on Thursday, August 13, at 9:00 AM.

Tickets are $42 and each include a signed edition of Why Not Me?, specially designed and bound by the publisher. All tickets are general admission and ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are limited to four (4) per order. The name of each ticket holder will be requested when purchasing tickets and checked at the door. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Please Note: This event will not include a book signing.

Location & Timing

This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. Doors will open at 6:30pm for our 7:30pm event. Books will be distributed to ticket holders at the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand. Please note that tickets expire at 7:25pm. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the staff.
Why Not Me?

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions,” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”)

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-1199

NYC – Amy Poehler Signs

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Amy Poehler, star of Parks & Recreation and Saturday Night Live, appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Yes Please on Monday October 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Special Instructions
Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm on 4th floor. Priority seating with book purchase.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810