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Tomorrow in LA: ‘Kubo,’ ‘Moana,’ and ‘Zootopia’ Artists Band Together for ACLU Fundraiser

On Sunday evening, top animation industry artists will host Draw the Line, a silent auction and fundraiser, at Gallery Nucleus in the Los Angeles area.

The fundraiser, which is free and open to the public, is organized by a group of artists “who wish to protect and continue to fight for the hard won progress of human rights and civil liberties of all Americans, regardless of gender, race, orientation, religion or party affiliation.” All money raised will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Over forty artists have contributed artwork to the auction, including key creative talent from Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, and Zootopia as well as artists working on Nickelodeon’s upcoming Pinky Malinky, Dreamworks/Netflix’s Trollhunters, and the Oscar-nominated short Pearl.

“As members of the creative community we would like to use our craft to contribute to the preservation of freedom for all,” the artists who have organized the event wrote. “When discriminatory rhetoric becomes a large part of mainstream American politics, we must take responsibility for the safety and rights of our fellow citizens and we must Draw the Line. We are a community made of artists, for artists and the current administration’s threat to our union and diverse community will not be accepted and we will stand by our values.”

In addition to the silent auction, there will be refreshments, a raffle, and a ‘donate what you want’ table with items such as artbooks, original sketches, and prints donated by some of the auction’s featured artists.

A selection of the artwork that is being auctioned can be viewed below. To see more, visit the auction web site. For details on attending, see the Facebook invite.

Artwork by Fawn Veerasunthorn.
Artwork by Fawn Veerasunthorn.
Artwork by Julia Lundman.
Artwork by Julia Lundman.
Artwork by Cory Loftis.
Artwork by Cory Loftis.
Artwork by Victoria Ying.
Artwork by Victoria Ying.
Artwork by Lissa Treiman.
Artwork by Lissa Treiman.
Artwork by Keiko Murayama.
Artwork by Keiko Murayama.
Artwork by Brigette Barrager.
Artwork by Brigette Barrager.

(Artwork at top of post: Mingjue Helen Chen)

  • Glad to see these films’ artists knowing their movie’s messages and believing in equality and love.

  • James Madison

    Well done!