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  • CA – Up Screening

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    Actor Ed Asner hosts a screening at the Aero Theatre on Sunday December 18th at 2:00pm!

    Click here for tickets ($11)

    Aero Theatre
    1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

    TX – The World of Cars Signing

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    Alan Porter signs on Saturday, July 2nd from 4 – 6 pm.
     
    Bring out the kids for this fun family event and author signing, with CARS giveaways and enough vroom vroom for everyone!  In celebration of the upcoming film release of CARS 2, we’re hosting a special event with Alan Porter, writer for Disney*Pixar’s The World of CARS series for BOOM! Studios. 

    Alan’s CARS story “Rally Race” has been chosen as the first story to be featured in the just announced Disney*Pixar Presents magazine line from Disney Worldwide and Marvel Comics.

    Also well-known as a pop culture writer, Alan is the author of BATMAN: The Unofficial Collectors Guide, JAMES BOND: The History of the Illustrated 007, and STAR TREK: A Comics History.

    Austin Books & Comics
    5002 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

    CA – Hero Complex Film Festival

    Warren Beatty, Richard Donner, Jon Favreau, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Damon Lindelof and more appear at the Hero Complex Film Festival running June 9 – 12, 2011.

    Press Release:

    The Los Angeles Times welcomes you to the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival, hosted by Geoff Boucher.

    Each event features legendary films in a rare full-length theatrical showing, plus a live discussion with the key creative talent for each film.

    Special Sunday June 12 matinee showing of The Incredibles is free via non-guaranteed RSVP. Admission will be first-come, first served. Admission will be guaranteed to this event for Festival Pass holders.

    Individual day ticket prices vary, based on number of films shown.  Tickets available at the link.

    Festival Pass holders will enjoy admission to all events within the Hero Complex Film Festival (including any additions to the current schedule) plus will receive a free copy of the official Festival poster featuring original artwork by Mike Mignola. 

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9 – 7 PM

    The Chinese 6 Theatre
    6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    DICK TRACY, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND STAR, WARREN BEATTY

    $29.75

    FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – 6 PM

    The Chinese 6 Theatre
    6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    (DOUBLE FEATURE)

    STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR NICHOLAS MEYER

    STAR TREK (2009), PLUS DISCUSSION WITH CREATIVE TEAM OF ALEX KURTZMAN & ROBERTO ORCI AND DAMON LINDELOF

    $45.00 

    SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – 4 PM

    The Chinese 6 Theatre
    6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    (DOUBLE FEATURE) SUPERMAN AND SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR RICHARD DONNER, and DC COMICS’ JIM LEE & GEOFF JOHNS

    $45.00 

    SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – NOON

    The Chinese 6 Theatre
    6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    THE INCREDIBLES, INCLUDING PREVIEW OF SELECT FOOTAGE FROM CARS 2,  PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DISNEY-PIXAR SUPERVISING ANIMATOR DAVE MULLINS.  FREE WITH NON-GUARANTEED RSVP (ADMISSION GUARANTEED FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS) 

    SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – 4 PM

    The Chinese 6 Theatre
    6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    (DOUBLE FEATURE) IRON MAN AND IRON MAN 2, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU

    $45.00 

    FESTIVAL PASSES

    $125.00 

    (Programming subject to change.  Ticket purchasers to be notified via e-mail in the event of any programming changes).

    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 – Shorts! Panel

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    Kenneth Branagh hosts a panel with this year’s nominees for Best Animated and Live Action Short Film. Branagh earned a nomination in the Live Action Short Film category for “Swan Song” (1992).

    Nominated for BEST ANIMATED SHORT are:
    Day & Night Director: Teddy Newton.
    Let’s Pollute Director: Geefwee Boedoe.
    Madagascar, A Journey Diary Director: Bastien Dubois.
    The Gruffalo Directors: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang.
    The Lost Thing Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan.

    Nominated for BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT are:
    The Confession, Director: Tanel Toom
    The Crush, Director: Michael Creagh
    God of Love, Director: Luke Matheny
    Na Wewe, Director: Ivan Goldschmidt
    Wish 143, Directors: Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

    Oscar Week kicks off with “Shorts!,” featuring screenings of all the Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).  This popular event began in 1997 and has sold out every year since then. 

    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 22, 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

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    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 – Ramayana Signing

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    Sanjay Patel, Pixar Artist and Author/Illustrator of the visually stunning book Ramayana: Divine Loophole appears on Nov 13th from 7:00PM – 11:00PM for his first solo exhibition at Nucleus. For the first time ever, original drawings and sketches created toward the completion of Ramayana will be exhibited.

    A book nearly 4 years in the making, this insightful and inspiring event is a treat for all ages. Additionally, Patel will be available to chat with fans and sign copies of Ramayana.

    Gallery Nucleus
    210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801

    CA – Animation Master Class

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    Pixar Supervising Animator Bobby Podesta of Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 takes you behinds the scenes of his experiences animating at Pixar over the last thirteen years.

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ? 10–11:30am

    Advance reservations required; call (707) 284–1263 for cost and reservations.

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

    CA – Cartoon Art Museum Benefit

    Spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios For the Seventh Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit!
    Saturday, November 6, 2010

    The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its seventh annual benefit ? on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Pixar Animation Studios. From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film, Luxo Jr., to the studio’s latest full-length feature, Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, Pixar has wowed and charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, there are two great ways to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home:

    The Family Fun Tier
    (1:00 – 4:00 pm)

    The Family Fun Tier is designed for families to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Pixar. Entry includes the chance to get up close and personal to rarely seen Toy Story art, sculptures, and other items from the Pixar archives and experience a gallery exhibition featuring stunning pre-production artwork from all the Toy Story features. Family Fun Tier members will also be able to participate in a Silent Auction to bid on original and signed works by Pixar creators. Pixar artists will be on hand to teach kids how to draw Pixar characters. Finally, a selection of Pixar short films (including One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Burn-E and several Cars Toons) will be showing in Pixar’s state-of-the-art screening room in a continuous loop.

    For this Tier, doors open at 1 pm. Tickets are $49 for an individual or $149 for a Family Four Pack, which includes entry for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 (or 1 adult and 3 children).

    The VIP Screening Tier
    (11:00 am — 4:00 pm)

    The VIP Screening Tier is designed for the biggest fans to help support the Cartoon Art Museum and to experience Pixar’s state-of-the-art digital theater. Entry includes access to everything from the Family Fun Tier plus access to Pixar’s Studio Store where guests can purchase Pixar items at employee prices. The centerpiece of the event is a noon time 3D screening that includes Day & Night, and the feature film Toy Story 3. The screening will be hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session along with several other Toy Story crew members. The VIP Screening Tier also includes an offering of light lunchtime snacks, treats and conversation with the speakers and other Pixar employees.

    For this Tier, doors open two hours early — at 11 am. Cartoon Art Museum members can purchase tickets for the reduced rate of $149, while the non-member rate is $199. Save money and become a member of the Cartoon Art Museum today! Reserved rows for ten are available for $1,500. Treat your friends or employees to an evening of animated fun.

    Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Free parking is available on site. Call 415-227-8666, ext. 300 for more information. Click here to purchase VIP Tier tickets or Family Fun Tier tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

    About the Cartoon Art Museum
    Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics. The Museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

    About Pixar Animation Studios
    Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up and most recently, Toy Story 3. The Northern California studio has won 26 Academy Awards® and its eleven films have grossed more than $5.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney•Pixar is Cars 2 (June 24, 2011).

    CA – Meet the Artist

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    Andrew Jimenez, Pixar Digital Artist speaks on Saturday, October 16th from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Meet Andrew Jimenez who has served as director of photography, digital artist, and animatic artist on such Pixar classics as Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille. Gain an insider’s perspective of the process used to create the remarkable Pixar Artscape, the wide-screen, digital art installation featured in the PIXAR exhibition.

    Jimenez received an Academy Award© nomination for Best Short Film, Animated for his work on the Pixar short One Man Band, and a Daytime Emmy© nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design for The Bonnie Hunt Show.

    Open to OMCA Members; no reservations or advance tickets necessary; simply bring your Membership card or photo ID to receive admission.

    Oakland Museum of California
    1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607

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