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Drawing On the Future


The 12th Marc Davis Celebration of Animation Drawing on the Future: Mentorship In Animation will feature (above L to R) Pete Docter (Monsters Inc), Eric Goldberg (Pocahontas), James Baxter (Enchanted) and Andreas Deja (Aladdin), in a panel moderated by animation critic Charles Solomon. The panelists will spotlight the mentors who fostered their professional development, as well as provide insights into their individual approaches to their art. The lecture will include clips from the animation that inspired each of the panelists, and from their own work reflecting that inspiration.

The Marc Davis Celebration of Animation will be held on Friday May 9th, 7:30pm, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA (Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd.). Tickets are $5.00 (Students $3) and available online at

  • Sure would be nice if this could be podcast in someway for us east-coasters… any chance of that?

  • Wow, this sounds like it’ll be AMAZING!

    Here’s hopin’ that somebody takes some nice video of the lecture(s) and makes it available to all us non-Californians! ;)
    … I’d certainly put-up for a DVD!

  • You know it’s not really fair, that students like me get to miss great opportunites and lectures like this simply because we don’t happen to live in California. How are us British animation students, or any other foreign country, supposed to see it?

  • Yet another great event that I’m too far away to attend!

    All are great talents (Eric Goldberg being my personal favorite) and hope everyone who can attend has a great time.

  • The Invertabrat

    WooHoo!!!!!! iam so excited I just got my tix. Cant wait to see Andreas and the rest of the guys. See you there everyone…