MA – Blue Sky & Beyond Lecture

Art Director Thomas Cardone speaks on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 5:30 p.m!

Learn about the art of visual storytelling with Blue Sky Studios’ Art Director Thomas Cardone! With credits ranging from Aladdin and Beauty and The Beast to Ice Age: The Meltdown and Rio, Cardone may seem high-tech, but he speaks passionately about timeless craftsmanship. Discover what it takes it create the overall look and feel for some of your favorite animated films.

About Thomas Cardone

A gifted painter and draughtsman, Thomas Cardone has been working in animation and special effects for more than twenty years. Before art directing Rio, Horton Hears a Who!, and Ice Age: The Meltdown for Blue Sky Studios, he created imagery for many other films, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Prince and the Pauper, Pocahontas, Hercules, and The Emperor’s New Grove, among many others. Cardone is also an outstanding plein air painter who creates luminous artworks inspired by the waterfront of eastern Long Island.

The evening talk is presented as part of the Museum’s “Blue Sky & Beyond” summer program series, that celebrates the art of visual storytelling and the contributions of noted American illustrators and filmmakers. These visionaries combine artistry and technology to create compelling new realities.

A reception with the artist will follow the program. Free for members, or with Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

CA – Coraline DVD Signing

coraline

Henry Selick signs Coraline [DVD & Blu-ray]

December 08, 2009 – 7:00 PM

Century City - Borders, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

From the Director of The Nightmare Before Christmas comes a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature – the first to be originally filmed in 3-D! The limited edition gift set on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack features 2-D and 3-D versions of the hit animated movie, new iridescent 3-D packaging, an exclusive behind-the-scenes book, a set of collectible Coraline postcards featuring artwork from the film, a digital copy of the film, tons of behind the scenes extras, and four pairs of 3-D glasses!