Beverly Hills, CA (October 5, 2011) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Nights with OscarÂ®screening series will celebrate the life and art of John Hubley, one of animation’s most innovative and influential designer-directors, with a special evening featuring rarely seen films, on Monday, October 10, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The event will be hosted by Academy AwardÂ®-winning animator John Canemaker (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation), who will be joined onstage by one of Hubley’s daughters, filmmaker Emily Hubley, and animator Michael Sporn.
Hubley (1914 — 1977) is known primarily for two decades of film collaborations with his wife, Faith Elliott Hubley. The couple, who opened their studio in 1955, focused a number of their animated films on such subjects as the creative process, the Cold War and overpopulation. The resulting innovative work garnered many awards, including three OscarsÂ® (for Moonbird, The Hole and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature).
The Hubleys’ collaboration, however, represented a second blossoming of the career and life of John Hubley, who had already personified new directions in animation and a rebellion against traditional Disney studio style and content.