The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics,announced its ninth annual benefit will be held at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m.
Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Brave. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a presentation by several Pixar creators on the making of Finding Nemo 3D and PartySaurus Rex in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers, including:
Steve May, Finding Nemo Production Lead for Sharks & Sydney, Pixar CTO
Ronnie Del Carmen, Finding Nemo Story Supervisor, Director of Dug’s Secret Mission
Jim Capobianco, Finding Nemo Story Artist, Director of Your Friend the Rat
Mark Walsh, Finding Nemo Directing Animator, Director of Partysaurus Rex
Bob Whitehill, Finding Nemo 3D Stereo Supervisor, Supervisor on all Pixar 3D films
Additional guests will be announced as they confirm.
The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.
Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save! http://cartoonart.org/join-support/membership/ Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the screening & presentation starting at 4 p.m. Treat your friends or employees to a day of animated fun.
Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Free parking is available on site. For more information, call 415-227-8666, ext. 300. To purchase tickets online, visit cartoonart.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
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