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    Don Hahn to Host Walt Stanchfield Panel at Comic-Con

    June 24, 2009

    AnimationMentor.com and Don Hahn of The Walt Disney Studios announced an inspiring panel discussion at Comic-Con International with acclaimed animators about the life and influence of Disney mentor, teacher, and artist Walt Stanchfield. Open to animators and animation enthusiasts alike, the panel discussion celebrates the launch of the new book, DRAWN TO LIFE: 20 GOLDEN YEARS OF DISNEY MASTER CLASSES, the complete series of animation lectures by Walt Stanchfield.

    "Walt Stanchfield has contributed so much to the animation industry through his incredible body of work and the mentorship of a generation of phenomenal animators," said Bobby Beck, chief executive officer and cofounder of Animation Mentor. "This panel is an amazing opportunity to hear the best animators of our time talk about the influence Walt had on their life and work as well as share insightful lessons that are highlighted in the book, DRAWN TO LIFE."

    About the Comic-Con International Panel
    Date: Thursday, July 23
    Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Room 32AB, San Diego Convention Center
    For more information about Comic-Con International, visit Comic-Con 2009 :: What's New

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    Don Hahn, The Walt Disney Studios
    Don Hahn is a two-time Academy Award nominee and film producer responsible for producing some of the most successful Walt Disney Animated films of the past 20 years, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LION KING.

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    Glen Keane, Walt Disney Animation Studios
    Glen Keane is an animator, author, illustrator and director. He is currently executive producer and animation director for Disney's Rapunzel. Keane is best known for his character animation in Disney classics, including THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and TARZAN.

    Eric Goldberg, Walt Disney Animation Studios
    Eric Goldberg is an animator and film director who is currently supervising animator for Disney's upcoming 2D feature THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. Creator of ALADDIN's Genie, he was the supervising animator for Phil in HERCULES and co-director of POCAHONTAS. Goldberg is also the author of the book CHARACTER ANIMATION CRASH COURSE.

    Tom Sito, Professor and Animator
    Tom Sito is a 30-year veteran of animated film production. He divides his time as a professional animator and adjunct professor of animation at University of California Los Angeles and University of Southern California and lecturing on animation.

    Ruben Procopio, Masked Avenger Studios
    Ruben Procopio began his animation career at Disney at age 18, where he trained under Eric Larson, one of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men". His film credits include THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN and THE LION KING. In 2003, Procopio founded Masked Avenger Studios, which provides sculpture, design, comics and animation services.

    Published for the first time, DRAWN TO LIFE is a two-volume collection of the legendary lectures from longtime Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over 20 years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. This book represents the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form.

    Animation Mentor is a state-of-the-art online animation program teaching students the skills needed to learn to animate like a professional animator in the studio environment. Focused 100% on character animation, the 18-month animation program is designed and taught by some of the industry's top professional animators from top studios. For more information, visit AnimationMentor.com — The Online Animation School.

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    Re: Don Hahn's 'Drawn to Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes' panel at Comic-Con

    AWESOME! I have a chance after all.


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    Re: Don Hahn's 'Drawn to Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes' panel at Comic-Con

    Keane & Goldberg! WOW!

    Plus Mr. Hahn told me at his last event that he might preview his new doc, 'Waking Sleeping Beauty' there.
    Last edited by ALIASd; 06-25-2009 at 06:06 PM.
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    Re: Don Hahn's 'Drawn to Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes' panel at Comic-Con

    I met Don Hahn for the second time this evening!

    ... at the Disneyanna shop of all places. Nice guy! (and no, i didn't buy a book for him to sign!)


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    Re: Don Hahn's 'Drawn to Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes' panel at Comic-Con

    That's great, a very cool and seriously interesting guy! I hope you do get to see the upcoming panel, the artwork, Disney and otherwise that he spotlights is just truly amazing and infinitely inspiring.

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    Re: Don Hahn's 'Drawn to Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes' panel at Comic-Con

    Date: Thursday, July 23
    NEW Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Room 32AB, San Diego Convention Center


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    Re: Don Hahn's 'Drawn to Life: 20 Years of Disney Master Classes' panel at Comic-Con

    Animation Mentor Hosts Free Webinar
    with Disney's Don Hahn

    World Wide Web, Worldwide
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    AnimationMentor.com will host a free webinar discussion between Animation Mentor chief executive officer and co-founder Bobby Beck and Don Hahn, acclaimed producer for The Walt Disney Studios, about the life and influence of Disney mentor, teacher, and artist Walt Stanchfield.

    Open to animators and animation enthusiasts alike, the webinar celebrates the launch of the new book, DRAWN TO LIFE: 20 GOLDEN YEARS OF DISNEY MASTER CLASSES, the complete series of animation lectures by Walt Stanchfield.

    Webinar Details
    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pacific
    Register: Animation Mentor - Webinar Sold Out!

    About Don Hahn, The Walt Disney Studios
    Don Hahn is a two-time Academy Award nominee and film producer responsible for producing some of the most successful Walt Disney Animated films of the past 20 years, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LION KING.
    To learn more about Hahn, visit http://www.donhahn.com/.

    About DRAWN TO LIFE: 20 GOLDEN YEARS OF DISNEY MASTER CLASSES
    Published for the first time, DRAWN TO LIFE is a two-volume collection of the legendary lectures from longtime Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over 20 years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. This book represents the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form.

    Web Address: Animation Mentor - Webinar Sold Out!

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