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 – Iron Giant Reunion

Brad Bird and crew speak on Oct 23rd

Brad Bird and crew speak on Oct 23rd

ASIFA-Hollywood will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Warner Bros. Animation’s The Iron Giant with a panel discussion featuring several of the key animators and crew members responsible for the 1999 animated masterpiece.

Among the many artists expected to attend will be writer and director Brad Bird, background artist Anne Guenther, art director Alan Bodner, lead animator Steve Markowski, and Scott Johnston who created the ToonShader software for the film. The panel will be moderated by animator Tom Sito.

The event will take place Friday, October 23, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium, on the campus of Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., in Burbank, California. Seating is limited. Reservations are required for this event and tickets are available through www.asifa-hollywood.org/irongiant. Members of ASIFA-Hollywood and students of Woodbury are $5; non-members $10. Parking is free. Proceeds from this program will benefit the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive.