Mark your calendar. Animators Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Jan Pinkava (Geri’s Game), Steve Hornby and Richie Baneham (Lord of the Rings) will discuss The Animated Performance: Art Meets Technology at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, on Friday July 29th at 7:30pm.Bill Kroyer will also speak, and Tom Sito will moderate a panel to discuss the changes in animation technique and the challenges of present day character animation. Numerous clips will provide examples – and the Academy’s must-see classic cartoon poster exhibit will be open before and after the program. Sounds like another great evening at the Academy.