NEW YORK — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an animation series, from April 24th through May 29th in New York City. Aimed at highlighting the techniques that make up the craft of animation, the program will incorporate a variety of panels and screenings to explain and explore hand-drawn, stop-motion and CGI animation.
The series will open with a presentation featuring the Laika creative team behind the Academy Award-nominated Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014). The showcase will also include a conversation with members of Blue Sky Studios about their CGI work, a program on the history of silent animation in New York, and will close with a sneak preview of Disney-Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out.
The events will take place at The Academy Theater (111 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022). The schedule is as follows:
- April 24: The Nuts and Bolts of Stop Motion: The Artistry and Ingenuity of LAIKA
- May 12: The Anatomy of an Animation Studio: An Evening with Blue Sky
- May 19: The History of Silent and Early Sound New York Animation
- May 29: A Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out (at the School for the Visual Arts)
Visit www.oscars.org/events for updates and tickets.