Friday, May 18, 2012

Recent and Upcoming Pixar Interviews and Events (UPDATE Again)

Is it just me, or does it seem like there's been quite a number of recent interviews with Pixarians? Here is the list I came up with:
If that wasn't enough, there are a couple of upcoming events:
  • Michael Giacchino (composer for The Incredibles, Up and Cars 2) will be performing with the Dallas Symphony from May 18 through the 20th. Tickets can still be purchased for these performances.
  • John Lasseter will be speaking on a panel for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Development of the Digital Animator will be held on Monday, May 21 at 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Tickets are available on the Academy's website.
  • As previously reported by both myself, The Pixar Post and other Pixar news sites, Andrew Stanton will be the special guest at a showing of WALL•E at the Hero Complex Film Festival this Sunday, May 20th, at 2pm. In addition to WALL•E, they will be showing a sneak peek of Brave. The Hero Complex Film Festival runs from the 18th through the 20th at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live.
  • UPDATE: I forgot to mention that Brad Bird will be speaking at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco this Saturday, May 19! The title of his talk is "The Disney Treatment: Walt's Versions of Classic Stories." The description from the museum's website states:
 Director (The Iron Giant, Mission: Impossible/Ghost Protocol) and two-time Oscar®-winner (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) Brad Bird will discuss how Walt adapted well-known and even previously-filmed stories and created what are widely regarded as "definitive" versions. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Story of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men; Treasure Island to Swiss Family Robinson, Bird will explore the appeal of these tales to Walt-and how his individual and personal viewpoint made them enduring classics.
If anyone is lucky enough to attend one of these events, let me know! It would be great to hear about it!

UPDATE #2: Keith Gluck did an awesome write-up of Brad Bird's event at the Walt Disney Family Museum. I definitely recommend checking it out!

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