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

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 – Voices of Character Panel

Voice Actor Panel with Jim Cummings, June Foray, Russi Taylor in Hollywood

On August 19th the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents “Voices of Character,” a panel discussion hosted by Charles Solomon. Panelists include Jim Cummings, June Foray, Russi Taylor, Yuri Lowenthal, Animation Director Bob Peterson and Animator James Baxter, and Casting Executive Rick Dempsey. Learn more about the actors who bring Minnie Mouse, Natasha Fatale, Winnie the Pooh, and other animated characters to life. Tickets go on sale August 2. Click here for more info.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

CA – Marc Davis Celebration of Animation

Hayao Miyazaki & John Lasseter speak at the Goldwyn Theater on July 28th.

Hayao Miyazaki & John Lasseter speak at the Goldwyn Theater on July 28th.

 

Marc Davis Celebration of Animation

Featuring Hayao Miyazaki, in person

Hosted by John Lasseter (Toy Story)

An Animated Feature Oscar® winner for Spirited Away in 2002 and a nominee for Howl’s Moving Castle in 2005, Hayao Miyazaki is a unique and singular force in the world of animated films. An auteur in the most collaborative of mediums, he writes, directs and storyboards his own feature-length animated films, overseeing even the minutest details throughout production, often even redrawing individual production cels. His films, though varied in setting and tone, all balance harsh and sometimes violent realities with a sense of childlike wonder and enchantment, always with a very quiet and subtle human touch.

Though not as well known in the United States, his work creates box office records in Japan and around the world, and he is among the first cited when animators the world over are asked about their sources of inspiration. Oscar winner and Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor John Lasseter will host 2009′s second edition of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, guiding an evening featuring clip highlights from Miyazaki’s films and a conversation with the master himself.

Miyazaki’s other features include Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso and Princess Mononoke, among others.

Tickets
This event is SOLD OUT. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Ticketholders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater.

Event Information

When:
Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where:
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Directions, Parking & Theater Policies

All seating is unreserved.

Contact Info
(310) 247-3600