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Showing posts with label animation. Show all posts
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Animation exhibit at Toonseum

Organization: The ToonSeum
Phone number: (412)325-1060

Explore The World of Animation B.C.

Pittsburgh, The ToonSeum and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh present Animation B.C. (Before Computers!
Animation B.C. features a century of animation art and artifacts, including a rare production sketch of Gertie the Dinosaur created circa 1914, heralded as the first animated character.
The show includes original storyboards, background paintings, production cels and sketches from some of the most popular 2d animated characters in film, television and commercials. Characters old and new are featured, from Mickey to Spongebob!

Animation B.C. gives a glimpse into the hand crafted artistry and process behind these classic characters.
The exhibit is much more than drawings and cels, rare sheet music from the Road Runner give an insight into the important role music plays in animation. Artifacts on display include a desk from Disney’s Hyperion Studio. The desk was used by Fantasia director Paul Satterfield on projects including Bambi, Fantasia, and the Ugly Duckling.

While there are many great characters and pieces in this show, Gertie is the real star. Winsor McCay, an early innovator in the field of animation, was no doubt inspired by the dinosaur mania that swept the country in the early 1900’s. This fascination with dinosaurs was fueled primarily by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and their discovery of the diplodocus. Gertie, herself a diplodocus, toured the vaudeville circuit in 1914 along with creator Winsor McCay in a unique show combining a live on stage performance and animation in a show that wowed audiences, and left them bewildered at what was dubbed one of the great wonders! Now almost 100 years later Gertie returns to Pittsburgh.

"This exhibit is the first collaboration between the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the ToonSeum. It really presents a learning opportunity for both the students and general public to explore the art of animation and gain a new appreciation for animation before computers." Said ToonSeum Executive Director and Exhibit Curator, Joe Wos.

Animation B.C. is produced for the Art Institute by the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Cartoon Art and Curated by Joe Wos.

Animation BC: Before Computers
Exhibition Dates: May 6 through June 30, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 13

GALLERY HOURS: (admission is free and open to the public)
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. To 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. To 5 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m. To 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Our mailing address is:
The ToonSeum
10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Comic Art bibliography - Canadian animator Cinar

Let's go for two today

Companies, Studios
Cinar Corp.

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. 1999. CINAR under fraud investigation [Canadian animation company]. Reuters (October 15)
Grandmont, Charles. 2000. Cinar chief scrambles to avoid delisting [Canadian animation]. Reuters (June 21)
Grandmont, Charles. 2000. CINAR keeps mum despite pressure to disclose [Canadian animation company]. Reuters (March 10)
Grandmont, Charles. 2000. CINAR's employee morale hurt by scandal [Canadian animation company]. Reuters (March 17)
Grandmont, Charles. 2000. Troubled Canadian producer drops another bombshell [Canadian animation company]. Reuters (March 12)
Marotte, Bertrand. 2001. Cinar reports restated loss [Canadian animation]. Globe and Mail (March 31)
Melnbardis, Robert. 2000. Cinar's founding couple defiant after firing [Canadian animation firm]. Reuters (August 18)
Silcoff, Sean. 2001. Ousted Cinar founders hit back: Couple claim damages the result of ex-CFO's actions [Canadian animation]. National Post (October 6)
Unknown. 1999. Cinar shares drop 30 percent after allegations [Canadian animation company]. Reuters (October 18)
Unknown. 2000. Animator Cinar fires founders Weinberg and Charest. Reuters (August 17)
Unknown. 2000. CINAR names new president for entertainment arm [animation]. Reuters (January 20)
Unknown. 2001. Cinar being sued by subsidiary's former owners [animation]. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (April 10):
Unknown. 2001. Cinar's co-founders break silence [animation]. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (February 7): 02/07/cinar010207
Unknown. 2001. Cinar says talks with potential buyer fail [Canadian animation]. Reuters (November 6 )
Unknown. 2001. Troubled Cinar Corp. cuts 54 Montreal staff [Canadian animation]. Reuters (November 23)