Visit the animation dream factor that has produce films like the Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Monster Inc. and Toy Story at the 5th Annual PIXAR fundraiser for the Cartoon Art Museum. I have gone to the event from the inception and I can tell you it's a pretty amazing time.
The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco is having two different fund raisers at PIXAR animation studios in Emeryville CA. There will be two events on the day of October 11:
A) A family event where there are lots of activities and chances to meet the staff. The press release does not included this info, but you can call the museum to find out more. I will post the official press release for it when I get it.
B) An evening event aimed more at adults (but some kids come too) with yummy appetizers, art show, a chance to buy studio merchandises and a presentation in the theater.
note: the events do not include the animation work areas for security issues.
For Immediate Release: August 27, 2008
Contact: Summerlea Kashar, 415-227-8666 ext. 300
Cartoon Art Museum To Host Fifth Annual Benefit
At Pixar Animation Studios
Saturday, October 11, 2008, 5:00 PM
Tickets: $200, ($150 - CAM Members)
Reserved Row for Ten: $2,000
The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its fifth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, October 11, 2008. From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film, Luxo Jr., to the studio’s latest full-length feature, Disney€Pixar’s WALL·E, attendees will get an insiders’ perspective on the mastery behind these computer animated creations.
This special evening starts with a reception at Pixar's Emeryville campus. Guests will gain access to a stunning gallery exhibition featuring the pre-production artwork from WALL·E, as well as other fine artwork by Pixar employees. Attendees will then be escorted into Pixar's state-of-the-art 235-seat theater to hear stories from artists, gain insight into Pixar's unique movie-making process and catch a glimpse behind the scenes at the productions of Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and WALL·E. After the presentation, guests will have an opportunity to converse with the speakers and other Pixar employees.
Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Gates open at 5:00pm. Free parking is available on site. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served during the art exhibition viewing from 5:30-6:30pm. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30pm hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson, lead, Moving Pictures Group at Pixar and will include other Pixar employees, including Angus MacLane (Directing Animator of WALL·E), Jeremy Lasky (Director of Photography on Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Cars, and WALL·E), and Derek Thompson, (Story Artist for WALL·E), as well as a sneak-peek at Pixar’s upcoming short film directed by Angus MacLane,). The presentation will be followed by dessert and coffee, plus the opportunity to mix and mingle with artists in Pixar's atrium from 8:00-8:30pm.
This event is expected to sell out quickly and there are only a limited number of seats available. Cartoon Art Museum members can purchase tickets for the reduced rate of $150, while the non-member rate is $200. Save money and become a member of the Cartoon Art Museum today! Reserved rows for ten are available for $2,000. Treat your friends or employees to an evening of animated fun. Call 415-227-8666, ext. 300 to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
About the Cartoon Art Museum
Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics. The Museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and most recently, WALL€E. The Northern California studio has won 21 Academy Awards® and its nine films have grossed more than $4.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney€Pixar is UP (May 29, 2009).
Cartoon Art Museum € 655 Mission Street € San Francisco, CA 94105 € 415-CAR-TOON € www.cartoonart.org
Hours: Tues. - Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission: $6.00 € Student/Senior: $4.00 € Children 6-12: $2.00 € Members & Children under 6: Free
The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection,
preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.