This Friday, May 14th, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will host its annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation. This year the focus is on music in animated films. Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles) will lead a discussion on the subject with guests Pete Docter (Up) and composer Bruce Broughton (Rescuer’s Down Under; Tiny Tunes).
Presented in conjunction with the opening of the Academy’s Chuck Jones exhibition, the evening will include big-screen presentations of the animated shorts Music Land (1935), A Corny Concerto (1943), The Rabbit of Seville (1950) and more. If you haven’t got tickets, it may be too late. Standby tickets are available, numbers will be distributed at 5:30pm.
Good news if you live in Kentucky or the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is also featuring a program this weekend dedicated to cartoon scores. Steve and Julie Bernstein (composers for Animaniacs) and voice actor Rob Paulsen will appear along with author and cartoon music expert, Daniel Goldmark, who will moderate a discussion and host the program.