What’s Opera, Doc? – Animation and Classical Music
When Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
The Marc Davis Celebration of Animation
Hosted by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino with special guests Oscar-winning animated feature director Pete Docter and Academy Music Branch governor Bruce Broughton.
“Be vewy quiet… I’m hunting wwabbits!”
Whether serving as the soundtrack for a comedic story like “The Band Concert” (1935) starring Mickey Mouse, a stylized operatic parody like “What’s Opera, Doc?” (1957) with Bugs Bunny, or the symphonic inspiration for the visual storytelling of “Fantasia” (1940), classical music has had a strong influence on animated films since they were first synchronized with sound.
Composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Ratatouille”) will serve as a guide through some of the most inspired and memorable uses of classical music in animation, accentuating the ways this music has influenced animated filmmaking. Special guests include Oscar-winning animated feature director Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and Academy Music Branch governor Bruce Broughton ("Silverado," "The Rescuers Down Under"). Presented in conjunction with the citywide “Ring Festival LA” and the Academy’s Chuck Jones exhibition, the evening will include big-screen presentations of the animated shorts “Music Land,” (1935), “A Corny Concerto” (1943), “The Rabbit of Seville” (1950) and more.
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID – $3
What’s Opera, Doc? – Animation and Classical Music | Events Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences