Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tonight! Sold Out! Mary Blair's World of Color - A Centennial Tribute

I will be in attendance tonight for this year's Marc Davis Lecture Series in Beverly Hills!  I have gone to every Marc Davis Lecture Series hosted by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for the last two years! Any fan of animation would love these events and they cost only $5 a person to attend!

A little about the Marc Davis Lecture Series:

The first Marc Davis Lecture took place in 1994 with Davis himself, one of Disney’s “Nine Old Men,” as the inaugural participant in this lecture named in his honor.
The Marc Davis Lecture was established to provide a forum for film animators and other experts in the craft to share their experiences as well as to explore with colleagues the challenges of creating animation for the screen.

A little on the one's I have attended the last two years:

A little about tonight's event:
Featuring Pete Docter, Michael Giaimo, Eric Goldberg, Susan Goldberg and Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi.

Panel moderated by animation critic and historian Charles Solomon.

The unmistakably bold and colorful designs of Mary Blair (1911-1978) continue to inspire and influence artists in all areas of animation today.
Although Mary Blair is perhaps best known for the design of Disneyland's "it's a small world" attraction and park murals, her concept artwork for "Cinderella," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter Pan" in the 1950s, as well as for earlier short subjects, reflects her unique sensibility and lasting influence on animation.
The panelists will not only celebrate Blair's work as an artist and stylist, but will also show examples and discuss how her work has influenced their own.

Scheduled panelists include:

PETE DOCTER, a director who received the 2009 Oscar for Animated Feature Film for "Up" and was nominated for Original Screenplay for "Up," "WALL-E" and "Toy Story," Animated Feature Film for "Monsters, Inc." and Animated Short Film for "Mike's New Car."
MICHAEL GIAIMO, a character designer for "The Brave Little Toaster" and "FernGully: The Last Rainforest," as well as the art director for "Pocahontas" and a visual development artist for "Home on the Range."
ERIC GOLDBERG, the supervising animator for the Genie in "Aladdin," Phil in "Hercules" and Rabbit in "Winnie the Pooh." He was also the director of "Pocahontas" and the "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Carnival of the Animals" segments of "Fantasia/2000."
SUSAN GOLDBERG, the art director for the "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Carnival of the Animals" sequences in "Fantasia/2000" and an assistant animator on "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules."
DAISUKE "DICE" TSUTSUMI, the lead color key artist on "Robots," the lead color designer for "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" and the art director on "Toy Story 3."

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