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Spend the Day at Pixar Animation Studios

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 3pm to 8pm
Pixar Animation Studios
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Spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios
Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit
Saturday, November 10, 2012

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 ninth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m. Beginning with the 1986 release of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to its most recent full-length feature Brave, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, we welcome you to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home:

Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Brave. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators and other auction prizes. The event also features a presentation by several Pixar creators on the making of Finding Nemo 3D and PartySaurus Rex in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with the filmmakers, including:

  • Ralph Eggleston, Finding Nemo Production Designer, Academy Award-winning director of For the Birds
  • Dr. Steve May, Finding Nemo Production Lead for Sharks & Sydney, Pixar CTO
  • Roger Gould, Creative Director, Theme Parks
  • Ronnie Del Carmen, Finding Nemo Story Supervisor, Director of Dug’s Secret Mission
  • Mark Walsh, Finding Nemo Directing Animator, Director of Partysaurus Rex
  • Bob Whitehill, Finding Nemo 3D Stereo Supervisor, Supervisor on all Pixar 3D films

Please note: Jim Capobianco, who was scheduled to appear, had to cancel. We're truly sorry about that.

The event also features light snacks, treats, and will conclude with a wine and dessert reception with a live auction of a variety of original art and signed memorabilia.

Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!  Purchase one discounted ticket with a Senior/Student Membership, up to two with an Individual Membership, up to four with a Family Membership, up to six with a Friend Membership, and seven or more with a Patron, Sponsor and Benefactor Memberships.) Reserved rows for ten are available for $4,500. Availability for this level is limited. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the screening & presentation starting at 4 p.m. Treat your friends or employees to a day of animated fun.  If you are visiting San Francisco and looking for a hotel, our partner the St. Regis Hotel, is offering a discounted rate for attendees of the event, click on the link for the discount offer.

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Free parking is available on site. For more information, call 415-227-8666, ext. 300.  To purchase tickets online, visit Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Thank you for your patience while we worked out our scheduling conflict.  The benefit at Pixar will now be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012.  We apologize for any inconvenience as this was unavoidable and unforeseen.  We will be following up with our guests speakers and updating as we confirm.

~Staff and Board of the Cartoon Art Museum

  • General Admission ($500.00)
  • CAM Member Admission ($450.00)
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
3:00pm to 8:00pm PST

Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue
Emeryville, CA, USA

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