The Egyptian Theatre website has posted more information about their highly anticipated UPA tribute taking place Sunday, March 26. It’s going to be a real treat to see these wonderfully designed cartoons on the bigscreen – the way they were meant to be seen. Here’s the info on the line-up of speakers. I feel humbled to be included with such amazing company:
In-between the films, animation historian and author, Jerry Beck, will moderate two panels about the studio and its films. Veteran UPA animators and designers including Bill Melendez, Alan Zaslove, Willis Pyle, Fred Crippen, and Sam Clayberger will be joined by contemporary animator Mark Kausler (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING), Lou Romano (production designer of Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES) and author/historian Amid Amidi (CARTOON MODERN: STYLE AND DESIGN IN FIFTIES ANIMATION, Chronicle Books).