Upcoming Animation Events



Event Event Date Event Time

MEET TOM SITO

 January 18, 2020 Lunchtime
Venue: Disney Family Museum

 

Tom is chairman of the animation department at Univ. of Southern Calif., a former Disney animator (The Lion King, Aladdin, and Pocahontas), and President-Emeritus of The Animation Guild.

He is the author of Drawing the Line and he will talk about his new book Eat, Drink, Animate – An Animator’s Cookbook. It features recipes from luminaries of the animation community along with lots of photos and stories.

Sito will also be at the San Francisco Cartoon Museum on Sunday 19 January at 2:00 PM signing books and spinning yarns.

 


MEET TOM SITO

 January 19, 2020 2:00 p.m.
Venue: San Francisco Cartoon Museum

 

Tom is chairman of the animation department at Univ. of Southern Calif., a former Disney animator (The Lion King, Aladdin, and Pocahontas), and President-Emeritus of The Animation Guild.

He is the author of Drawing the Line and he will talk about his new book Eat, Drink, Animate – An Animator’s Cookbook. It features recipes from luminaries of the animation community along with lots of photos and stories.

Sito will be at the San Francisco Cartoon Museum on Sunday 19 January at 2:00 PM signing books and spinning yarns.

Admission is free and open to the public.

On the 18th he will be at the Disney Family Museum at lunchtime.

 


THE ANNIE AWARDS

 January 25, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Venue: UCLA’s Royce Hall and live on-line

 

The Annie Awards are presented by ASIFA-Hollywood.

This year they may prove to be an interesting event to watch online as numerous features received six or more nominations and there are not many obvious winners.

Frozen 2 and Laika's hybrid stop-motion/CG Yeti tale Missing Link tied for the most nominations in the feature categories with eight each.

Netflix's Klaus received seven and Toy Story 4 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World got six. I Lost My Body got 5. It is the French indie acquired by Netflix. It is the first animated movie to win the Nespresso Grand Prize at Cannes.

The 47th Annie Awards, animation’s biggest night in the US, is set for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA's Royce Hall., 7 PM.

Or, watch it live online.

 

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Shorts 2: True Colors at SF INDIEFEST

 February 1, 2020 2:45 p.m.
Venue: The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 863?1087

There is no shortage of innovation when it comes to animation. This program features the best of new animation from around the world.

The shorts come from the US, China, Italy, Japan, India, Argentina, UK, Denmark, Korea, Germany, Canada and Switzerland. David Chai, who teaches at San Jose State, has an excellent new work in it that takes his art in a more sophisticated, mature direction.

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Shorts 2: True Colors at SF INDIEFEST

 February 4, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Venue: The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 863?1087

There is no shortage of innovation when it comes to animation. This program features the best of new animation from around the world.

The shorts come from the US, China, Italy, Japan, India, Argentina, UK, Denmark, Korea, Germany, Canada and Switzerland. David Chai, who teaches at San Jose State, has an excellent new work in it that takes his art in a more sophisticated, mature direction.

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39 1/2 at SF INDIEFEST

 February 9, 2020 1:15 p.m.
Venue: The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 863?1087

The live action feature 39 1/2 has a fair amount of cutout animation in it.

Semiautobiographical in nature, 39½ is a comedy about a Mission District experimental filmmaker named Kara, played by actor and writer Beth Lisick. As she begins work on her next film, Kara is nearing 40 and unmarried, her biological clock sounding an alarm she cannot shut off.

Blending live action and animation, Herold takes us on a journey with Kara through relationships, doctors' appointments and lots of conversations with her mother, sister and work partners and friends as she considers parenthood in a city famous for a dearth of kids. - Pam Grady, SF Chronicle

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39 1/2 at SF INDIEFEST

 February 11, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Venue: The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 863?1087

The live action feature 39 1/2 has a fair amount of cutout animation in it.

Semiautobiographical in nature, 39½ is a comedy about a Mission District experimental filmmaker named Kara, played by actor and writer Beth Lisick. As she begins work on her next film, Kara is nearing 40 and unmarried, her biological clock sounding an alarm she cannot shut off.

Blending live action and animation, Herold takes us on a journey with Kara through relationships, doctors' appointments and lots of conversations with her mother, sister and work partners and friends as she considers parenthood in a city famous for a dearth of kids. - Pam Grady, SF Chronicle

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THE BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL (BAICFF)

 February 22, 2020
through February 23, 2020
 
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland

 

There will be presentations by award-winning Pixar filmmakers, a hands-on stop-motion animation workshops for kids, new animated films and more!

 

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Her-Story: The Women of Pixar's Story Department

 March 7, 2020 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Disney Family Museum

 

In recognition of Women's History Month, join members of Pixar's story department in this special panel. Moderated by Her Universe Founder and Designer Ashley Eckstein, hear from Story Supervisor Valerie LaPointe (Toy Story 4, 2019), Storyboard Artist Aphton Corbin (Toy Story 4, 2019), and Storyboard Artist Louise Smythe (Onward, 2020), as they discuss their "storied" journeys from humble beginnings to the top creative tier of Pixar. Learn about what it took for these talented women to get their unique story ideas, gags, and character arcs shown in blockbuster Pixar hits, and how they ensured that their work stands out from the rest of the competition.

 


 

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