Cartoon Animation Institute Opens in L.A.
Aug. 17 with Kick-off Event

August 17, 2006

The Cartoon Animation Institute (CAI) is opening in Los Angeles with a grand opening event on Aug. 18, 2006 from 7:00 pm to midnight, to introduce the school, its curriculum and mission objectives. Peter Shin, director on THE FAMILY GUY is ceo of CAI.

CAI is employing an interdisciplinary faculty of academics, researchers, and professionals, focusing on key areas of education, training and media development. The primary objective of the institute will be to provide an excellent and comprehensive education to prepare students for careers in animation, visual effects and digital media.

CAIís primary location is at 3440 8th Street in Los Angeles. The faculty already includes many working pros from FAMILY GUY vets Kara Vallow, Young Lee, Mike Elias, Andy Tauke, Shannon Smith, Peter Michels and John Holmquist.

Anyone wishing to learn more about CAI, its grand opening event or any of its programs may contact Chris Lee, president/exec director at (213) 388-7277 and check out