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Saturday, March 15, 2008

ASIFA-Hollywood Mini Documentary

A group of video production students from Cal State Northridge interviewed animation historian, Jerry Beck and Antran Manoogian, the president of ASIFA-Hollywood about the art of animation. Check it out!


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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Archive: The Origin of the Golden Book Style

Illustration: Gustaf Tenggren and the Genesis of the Golden Book Style

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March 22: Art Deco In Animation

Art Deco Society of LA Kicks-off New Lecture Series With Fascinating Look at "Art Deco in Animation".

Join the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, and American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, March 22, for the first of a new series of lectures highlighting the Art Deco movement's influence in the creative and design arts. David Pacheco, Walt Disney Art Classics creative art director, will offer details the history of Art Deco design in the art of film animation using original production art and film clips from the Archives of the Walt Disney Studios, Fleischer Studios and others. A special focus of the presentation will be on the deco stylization of Walt Disney's "Fantasia" (1940), along with examples of animation from various Max Fleischer short cartoons including Betty Boop and Superman.

Mr. Pacheco, a Disney artist/animator and former art director for Disney Publishing, is currently the Walt Disney Art Classics creative art director, where his extensive knowledge of Disney animation has helped translate beloved Disney characters from two-dimensional drawings into gallery-quality artwork and three-dimensional porcelain sculptures. In
addition, Mr. Pacheco is renowned for his knowledge of the history of animation, as well as the catalog of famous characters created during the industry's early golden age. This lecture, first presented at the 2006 Queen Mary Art Deco Festival to great acclaim, has been revised and expanded with additional rare footage for this series.

Tickets are $5 for members of ASIFA-Hollywood, ADSLA and American Cinematheque. Regular American Cinematheque prices apply for the general public and students/seniors and may be pre-purchased at, or purchased on the day of the event at the door.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood.

Additional information on the theater and American Cinematheque can be found at

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to the awareness and preservation of Art Deco as a major design influence of the 20th Century. Visit our website for information on preservation projects, upcoming events and membership:

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Event: Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts


Thursday March 6 - Thursday, March 13
Screens nightly at 10:00 PM Egyptian Theater
(3/6 in Rigler Theater; 3/7 - 3/13 in Spielberg Theater)
Magnolia Pictures. Total running time: 85 min.

Josh Raskin's "I Met The Walrus" (Canada, 5 min). In 1969, fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview. Chris Lavis' and Maciek Szczerbowski's "Madame Tutli-Putli" (Canada, 17 min). A timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences. Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse's "Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis" ("Even Pigeons Go To Heaven"), (France, 9 min). A priest tries to sell an old man a machine that he promises will transport him to heaven. Alexander Petrov's "My Love" (Russia, 27 min). In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women. Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman's "Peter & The Wolf" (United Kingdom & Poland, 27 min). A young boy and his animal friends face a hungry wolf in Prokofiev's classic musical piece. (All films have English subtitles if in another language.)

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $10 General / $8 Students & Seniors / $7
American Cinematheque Members

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