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.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

 

National Cartoonists Society Foundation Charity Auctions Live on Ebay

Press Release:

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is pleased to announce that it has begun conducting its 2017 original art auction fundraiser using the Ebay platform.

There are over eighty items from the world of pop culture created by over seventy of the nation’s top cartoonists, illustrators, and animators past and present. While primarily featuring original hand-drawn artwork, also available will be limited edition prints, posters, sculptures, books, and other collectibles featuring your favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, and movies.

Some of the artists represented in the sale include Bruce Timm, Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, Jack Davis, Jerry Robinson, Hilary Barta, Drew Johnson, Charlie Adlard, J.G. Jones, Patrick McDonnell, Lynn Johnston, Kazu Kibuishi, C.F. Payne, Jan Eliot, Jim Borgman, Rick Kirkman, Nico Marlet, Mo Willems, Paul Coker, Jr., Bill Morrison, Dean Yeagle, Mort Walker, Dan DeCarlo, Dan Piraro, Stephen Silver, and Oscar-winning Pete Docter to name a few.

All the money raised will go to the NCSF, a fully licensed 501(c)(3) charity, to help them continue their work in assisting cartoonists in need, providing scholarships to students, and further promoting the cartoon arts which has been the hallmark of the National Cartoonists Society since its inception in 1946.

Listings began posting on Ebay.com under seller name NCSFoundation on February 2nd, and auctions will last for ten days, ending on Sunday, February 12.

All the art may be viewed immediately on a special website from the NCSF found at ncsfoundation.blogspot.com

In addition, the NCS Foundation is a member of PayPal Giving Works, which means that anyone who sells items on Ebay may select the NCSF as a recipient of a portion of their sales. Please consider donating to the NCSF when you list your items.

SF – Up Director Speaks

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Pete Docter, Academy Award–winning director of Up and Monsters, Inc., and Disney historian Don Peri co-host this talk about the role of the animation director on Saturday March 1st from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Learn about the host of talented  artists who  worked as Disney directors on productions ranging from early silent shorts to the feature films of today and how their role evolved during Walt’s lifetime and beyond. Key directors from Disney’s storied past are highlighted.

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