Academyâ€™s Marc Davis Celebration Highlights Mentorship in Animation
Beverly Hills, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) April 22, 2008â€“ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 12th Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, â€œDrawing on the Future: Mentorship in Animation,â€ on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The evening will feature an onstage panel discussion moderated by animation critic Charles Solomon. Honored guests James Baxter, Andreas Deja, Pete Docter and Eric Goldberg will spotlight the mentors who fostered their professional development as well as provide insights into their individual approaches to their art. The celebration will include clips from the mastersâ€™ work that inspired each of the panelists, and from the panelistsâ€™ work reflecting that inspiration.
Baxter oversaw â€œstarâ€ performances as the supervising animator for Belle in â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€ (1991), Quasimodo in â€œThe Hunchback of Notre Dameâ€ (1996), and Spirit in â€œSpirit: Stallion of the Cimarronâ€ (2002), as well as the animation sequences in â€œEnchantedâ€ (2007).
Deja brought to life characters as diverse as Gaston in â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€ (1991), Scar in â€œThe Lion Kingâ€ (1994), and Lilo in â€œLilo & Stitchâ€ (2002).
Docter earned OscarÂ® nominations for Original Screenplay for â€œToy Storyâ€ (1995), Best Animated Feature Film for â€œMonsters, Inc.â€ (2001), and Best Animated Short Film for â€œMikeâ€™s New Carâ€ (2002).
Goldberg served as the character designer and supervising animator for Genie in â€œAladdinâ€ (1992), and co-directed â€œPocahontasâ€ (1995) with Mike Gabriel, and directed the â€œRhapsody in Blueâ€ and â€œCarnival of the Animalsâ€ segments in â€œFantasia 2000â€ (2000).
Tickets for the Academyâ€™s 12th Marc Davis Celebration of Animation are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
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