Canadian animator Richard Williams worked on his film "The Thief and the Cobbler" for nearly three decades, its completion and screening delayed time and time again by production woes and lack of funding. Though some portions of the film were combined with work from other animators and released as “The Princess and the Cobbler” and “Arabian Knight,” to this day, the original version has never been publicly screened.
THE WORLD ANIMATION AND VFX SUMMIT returns to Marina Del Rey on November 3, for three days of panels, screenings, discussions and networking with a global array of high-level animation and visual effects professionals.
On Thursday, October 24, the Women in Animation LA Chapter will hold its general meeting, the theme of which is "Women Write Royal."
A panel of female writers from the popular Disney Channel show, "Sofia the First," will be on hand to discuss their careers and answer questions such as:
Thursday, October 24 at The Animation Guild (11O5 N. Hollywood Way Burbank, California, USA).
The meeting theme is "Women Write Royal," featuring a panel of several writers from the Disney Channel show "Sofia the First," including Head Writer and Executive Producer Craig Gerber.
Schmoozing and networking begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting proper starts at 7:00 p.m. Food and soft drinks will be available.
On Friday, October 4 in Beverly Hills, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host "This Amazing Medium," an animation master class and retrospective with Oscar®-winning animator Richard Williams.
On September 11, the film festival portion of SPARK Animation '13 begins in Vancouver, Canada. The five-day event will showcase a wide range of animated projects, from independent works to special premieres. Opening with Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Get a Horse!" directed by Lauren MacMullan, the festival will offer audiences something different each evening.
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions; Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works.
On Monday July 22, nine legendary animation film directors climbed the stage at SIGGRAPH 2013 for the Marc Davis Lecture Series: Giants' First Steps. For an hour and a half, the men shared stories and laughs, providing the audience a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the biggest names in the animation world.