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Miyazaki in person in Los Angeles

The annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation continues with a second helping at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. On July 28th, the Academy will honor Hayao Miyazaki in a special tribute which will include screening clips from his greatest films and an in-person conversation between Miyazaki and John Lasseter.

Need I say anymore? Tickets are on sale now. $5. for general public, $3. for Academy members. Seating is (ahem) limited. Go here now.

  • When you go to buy tickets, the website displays a pop-up saying “Tickets go onsale for this event 06/25/09 09:01 AM PDT!”

    Just FYI.

  • I’m wondering what the Academy will be doing differently this time to accomodate a large crowd? It sounds like the last event was a horrible experience for some ticket holders. There’s no way I’m going to buy a ticket and head up there only to get shut out.

  • Steve Segal

    Isn’t there enough cool stuff going on in LA without rubbing our noses in the fact that here in the Bay area we have to pay $25 to hear Miyazaki. For that price we better get Lasseter, Pete Docter, and Brad Bird.

  • Billy Batz

    The Maestro!!

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  • brad Constantine

    if the academy got smart, they could stream this kind of thing online for everyone else…I’d pay 5 bucks for that…

  • timmyelliot

    $25 isn’t bad if it guarantees you actually get in to see the show. The LA venue will probably oversell — and it doesn’t ensure admittance.

  • G. Melissa Graziano

    The Marc Davis shows always oversell…the Academy had a really big problem last month with their tribute to Milt Kahl. Get tickets early (i.e. tomorrow, since you can’t buy them today) and show up an hour before hand to guarantee a spot!!

  • Inkan1969

    It’s so cool that everytime a Miyazaki movie opens here in the U.S. Miyazaki himself takes some time to fly off to the States for a visit.

  • Steve Gattuso

    Oh my. This is a chance I cannot pass up. Thanks for the tipoff, Jerry.

  • J. Encea

    The terrific 2.5 hour documentary on Miyazaki and Lasseter is still available on DVD. It’s pretty amazing.

  • Marc Gagnon

    I live on the other side of the continent, but come hell or high water I will be there!

  • A.J.

    Hey, Jerry. Since when did they have two Marc Davis Lectures twice in a row? This is unorthodox! -a.j.

  • already sold out!

  • brubis

    “The terrific 2.5 hour documentary on Miyazaki and Lasseter is still available on DVD. It’s pretty amazing.”

    Link, please!

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  • Scott M

    I wonder if this is the doc refered to?:


  • Marc Gagnon

    Sold out in 30 minutes. I can’t believe it.

    If anyone has two spare tickets, please drop me an email!

  • please let me know of any extra tickets as well, Thank you!

  • Marc Gagnon

    Whoops, forgot to link my email in my post above!


    I spoke to someone at the Academy’s box office today… they were absolutely stunned by how quickly the event sold out.