Dear Basketball Premieres at CTNX 2017

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and animator extraordinaire Glen Keane host the Grand Opening of CTN Animation Expo 2017 on Thursday November 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Get tickets at the link…

Widely regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time Kobe Bryant pairs up with world renowned legendary animator Glen Keane to ‘tip off’ opening night at CTNX2017. Join these two legends for a very special event that includes an interview about their careers moderated by executive producer Don Hahn and a screening of Dear Basketball.

CTN animation eXpo, now in its ninth year, is a living creative force designed from the outside in and 100% fueled by being the inspirational portal for generations to come. It started in 2009 in a town called Burbank with a community called the Creative Talent Network (CTN) at it’s core. More details at the website: creativetalentnetwork.com

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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

NYC – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Bank Street Bookstore on Monday May 22nd at 2:00 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Bank Street Bookstore
2780 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
212-678-1654

FL – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Word Bookstore on Saturday May 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Millhopper Library Branch
3145 NW 43rd Street Gainesville, FL 32606
352-334-1272

NJ – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Word Bookstore on Saturday May 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

MA – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Million Year Picnic on Thursday May 18th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-6763

MD – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Big Planet Comics on Wednesday May 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-6856

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

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