Walt Disney Family Museum Exhibits at the D23 Expo

Press Release:

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proudly participating in the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16th.

Find us on the show floor, where we will have special photo opportunities with large-scale Eyvind Earle artworks, a special showcase of exclusive merchandise—including original Eyvind Earle serigraphs—, and special guest appearances throughout the weekend. We hope to see you there!

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Special Guest Appearances:

Friday, July 14th
Tony Anselmo (voice of Donald Duck)| Meet and Greet | 4:00 PM
Andreas Deja (animator of films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, and more | Signing | 5:30 PM

Saturday, July 15th
Don Hahn (producer of films including Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more) | Special Announcement | 4:00 PM

CA – Tale as Old as Time Signing

Press Release:

To celebrate the legacy of Disney’s classic animated tale Beauty and the Beast, Nucleus has invited the veteran animators and artists who worked on the film to talk about their experiences. Come hear these amazing guests as they share stories and discuss their development work from behind-the-scenes. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one on Saturday March 25, 2017.

After the Q&A, guests will queue up for a meet and greet with the panelists and be given a pre-purchased signed book upon exit.

Featured Panelists:

Charles Solomon – Author
Don Hahn – Producer
Gary Trousdale – Director
Roger Allers – Story Supervisor
James Baxter – Supervising Animator (Belle)
John Carnochan – Editor

…more to be announced! Panelists may be subject to change

Event Guidelines:

  • Tickets are on sale now at the link…
  • Pre-sale ticket holders are guaranteed entrance and a signed book.
  • Non-ticket holders ARE NOT guaranteed entrance if the event is sold out. We have a limited capacity in the gallery and cannot guarantee entrance for non-ticket holders.
  • Attendees can pick up the signed copy of their book upon exit
  • Due to all books being signed before the event, outside items will not be available for signing.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds will be given if you cannot make the event.

*Attendees must email us their questions by March 23 to info@gallerynucleus.com (subject: Tale as Old as Time questions) 

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:30 Artist Discussion Panel
3:30 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Q & A

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

NYC – Cheech Marin Signing

Actor/comedian Cheech Marin appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir Cheech Is Not My Real Name: …But Don’t Call Me Chong.

In addition to the reams of Cheech and Chong comedy albums and films he and his partner wrote and starred in, Cheech Marin, half of the eponymous Grammy-winning stoner comedy duo, has dozens of other film and television roles under his belt, including a starring role on the show Nash Bridges and voice credits in a slew of Disney animated films. His long-awaited memoir delves not only into his legendary entertainment career, but also how he dodged the draft, acquired an expansive collection of Chicano art, and became a self-made icon.

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

PA – An Evening with Cheech Marin

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Actor/comedian Cheech Marin appears in conversation with Andy Kahan at the Parkway Central Library on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present his new memoir Cheech Is Not My Real Name: …But Don’t Call Me Chong. Tickets at the link…

In addition to the reams of Cheech and Chong comedy albums and films he and his partner wrote and starred in, Cheech Marin, half of the eponymous Grammy-winning stoner comedy duo, has dozens of other film and television roles under his belt, including a starring role on the show Nash Bridges and voice credits in a slew of Disney animated films. His long-awaited memoir delves not only into his legendary entertainment career, but also how he dodged the draft, acquired an expansive collection of Chicano art, and became a self-made icon.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

CA – The Nine Old Men Signing

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Disney animator Andreas Deja (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Hercules) appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign THE NINE OLD MEN!

Walt Disney’s team of core Animators, who he affectionately called his “Nine Old Men,” were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation. Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja as he takes you through the minds and works of these notable animators. An apprentice to the Nine Old Men himself, Deja gives special attention to each animator and provides a thoughtful analysis on their techniques that include figure drawing, acting, story structure, and execution. The in-depth analysis of each animator’s work will allow you to refine your approach to character animation. Rare sequential drawings from the Disney archives also give you unprecedented access and insight into the most creative minds that changed the course of animation.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Lovely Ladies of Animation Signing

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Press Release:

Join us in welcoming the Lovely Ladies of Animation to the Disneyland® Resort! Lorelay Bové, Mingjue Helen Chen, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Brittney Lee and Victoria Ying will be on hand for a special book signing December 5, 2015 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by to pick up a copy of the book and take a look at some of their latest artwork.

About The Artists:
Lorelay Bové: As part of a family of gifted artists (her father is renowned painter Quim Bové) art has always been a way of life for Lorelay Bové, who was raised in the Principality of Andorra, Spain. Educated at the prestigious California Institute for the Arts, a school founded by Walt Disney to foster young creative talent, this exciting young artist has made an impact on the art and animation world almost immediately upon her arrival. After making her entry into the animation industry as an art intern at Pixar Animation Studios, Lorelay quickly transitioned into her current role as a Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. As a visual development artist for Disney, Lorelay’s conceptual artwork has been extremely influential in the visual direction of films such as: The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-it Ralph, Big Hero 6, and the Frozen Fever short. Currently she is working on Disney’s upcoming film Gigantic as an art director.

Mingjue Helen Chen is an Art Director and Illustrator currently based in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2010 and has since contributed to many notable film projects, which include: Frankenweenie, Paperman, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. In addition, she has also contributed to several comic book titles including DC Comics’s Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and Marvel’s Sinister Silk. You can find more of her work at mingjuechen.carbonmade.com

Claire Keane is known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Tangled and Frozen. She studied graphic design at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris, France. Claire now lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids. She is the author of the picture book, Once Upon A Cloud.

Lisa Keene: Throughout the history of The Walt Disney Studios and its unparalleled role in shaping the course of animation in film, few artists have been able to contribute on the scale and scope that Lisa Keene has over the last 28 years. After studying art at USC and The Art Center College of Design, Lisa went on to become a major artistic influence in some of the most beloved Disney Classics of all time. Her first role with the studio was as a Background Artist for The Black Cauldron (1985) and her career as a Background Painter, Stylist, Character Designer, Visual Development Artist and Art Director has since spanned four decades. Her resume includes such films as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Princess and the Frog, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tangled and many more.

Brittney Lee is a visual-development artist at The Walt Disney Animation Studios. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, she knew that she would pursue a career in animation from the moment she saw The Little Mermaid at age 6. Brittney currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their small orange cat. Her handiwork can be found in Frozen and Wreck-it Ralph as well as the Disney short films Paperman and Get A Horse! She is currently busy working on not –yet-announced projects.

Victoria Ying grew up in Southern California with the sun and surf. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in Animation. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her one eared cat. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana.

Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.

CA – The Nine Old Men Signing

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Meet veteran Disney animator Andreas Deja (Scar, Lilo, Hercules, Gaston, Jafar, Mickey Mouse, and others) when he sits down to sign copies of his fabulous new book, The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Great Animators, at Stuart Ng Books on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Stuart Ng Books
20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 909-1929

NYC – Whoopi Goldberg Signs

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Whoopi Goldberg appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday October 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm to sign her book, “If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” Run!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships.”

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

NJ – Whoopi Goldberg Signs

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Whoopi Goldberg appears at Books and Greetings on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm to sign her book, “If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” Run!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships.

This is a ticketed event. When you purchase your book you will receive a numbered ticket, which is your number in the signing line. Each person attending needs to have their own book/ticket. If you can’t attend the event we can have books signed and shipped for you. All books must be purchased from Books & Greetings to attend the event.

Books & Greetings
271 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647
201.784.2665

CA – Naughty Mabel Signing

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Visit Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 pm, when star of stage and screen Nathan Lane reads his fabulous new children’s book alongside co-writer Devlin Elliott and illustrator Dan Krall. NAUGHTY MABEL is a pampered pup that takes center stage at her parents’ party in this charmingly funny picture book. (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

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