Capobianco’s Leonardo begins screening

Pixar animator Jim Capobianco’s long awaited hand-drawn short film Leonardo will screen this weekend for Academy Award qualification. You can catch the short on Sept. 18th, 19th and 20th at 11:45AM and 12:25PM at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in LA. Capobianco writes:

I may be there for the Sunday shows. The old fellow is showing with two other qualifying short films BIRTHDAY GIFT (animated) and AFTER TOMORROW (live action). I have no idea if they are any good or what they are about.

If you want to see LEO in glorious 35mm with a nice Dolby 5.1 sound then go check it out. And if you’re in the Academy tell your Academy pals to see it too and nominate it.

Check out the poster here or the trailer there.


  • http://www.andrewchesworth.com Andrew Chesworth

    Looks fantastic! Wish I could be there to see it in person ~ been looking forward to it for a long time! Best of luck, Jim!

  • http://segaltoons.com Steve Segal

    I have always enjoyed Jim’s storyboard art. He’s a great talent. I would love to nominate his film, but films must go through a specific process by a select committee to get nominated. At least the screening will allow his film to qualify.

  • http://www.kohrtoons.com Robert K

    Ah, interesting tactic. Merits aside this is an interesting way to do it, I know it can cost a lot of $$ to do it that way aside from the 35mm print. I believe the other way is coming in first place in a festival that the Academy has accredited, Annecy, Ottowa and Hiroshima are ones… I think. Then again I could be talking out of my butt.

  • http://MrFunsBlog Floyd Norman

    Very cool.

    Congratulations, Jim!

  • http://andrewatteberry.blogspot.com Andrew Lee

    Nice Jim….I don’t know you and you don’t know me…but I’ve been rooting for you for a while now! Glad to see it’s finally finished.

  • Tony Bancroft

    Hey old friend, congratulations! I am very proud of you and hope it does well. Good luck!!

  • http://www.onanimation.com Daniel Caylor

    Congrats Jim. Been following your blog waiting for this one for a looooooooooooong time :)

  • http://www.arielvillaverde.com Ariel

    Stunning. I haven’t seen traditional hand-drawn animation in… many years.

    I love the look of pencil on paper and wished i was on the west coast to see this.

    Will there be a wider web release of this film for everyone else to see?

    Congrats! Love it!

  • Ray Fino

    Well done Jim. It was well worth waiting for. A very classy piece of work. Let’s hope for some well deserved Academy recognition. good luck !!