“TOMORROWLAND: CalArts in Moving Pictures” is an ambitious film program (curated by Josh Siegel) that aims to document the work of CalArts animation and live-action student filmmakers. It opens tomorrow at MoMA in New York and runs through August 13. A complete schedule of film programs and screening times can be found HERE. The rare student works of many of today’s most well known animation artists will be shown including Henry Selick, Paul Demeyer, Stephen Hillenburg, Craig McCracken, Kathy Rose, Joanna Priestley, Nancy Beiman, Jorgen Klubien, Gary Conrad, Chris Sanders, David Daniels, Eric Darnell and JJ Villard. There’s also a “School of Pixar” screening showcasing the CalArts films of individuals now working at Pixar including John Lasseter, Pete Docter (his film WINTER is at the top of this post), Joe Ranft, Andrew Stanton, Brenda Chapman, Ralph Eggleston, Doug Sweetland and Mark Andrews. An article about the show appeared last week in the NY TIMES (use BugMeNot to bypass registration).
And speaking of CalArts student films, below you can watch one that’s not on the MoMA program – BABY’S NEW FORMULA by cartoon genius Aaron Springer. It’s a bit crude in terms of content, so watch at your own risk.