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If I still lived in the San Francisco area, I would seriously consider going to this:

Spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios
For the Sixth Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit!
Saturday November 14, 2009

The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States
dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its
sixth annual benefit on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Pixar Animation
Studios.  From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic
short film, Luxo Jr., to the studio’s latest full-length feature,
Disney•Pixar’s Up, Pixar has wowed and charmed the world with its
incredible computer animated creations. This year, there are two great
ways to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the
studio’s Emeryville home:

The Family Fun Tier
(1:00 – 4:00 pm)

The Family Fun Tier is designed for families to get a behind-the-scenes
glimpse of the world of Pixar.  Entry includes the chance to get up
close and personal to rarely seen Toy Story art, sculptures, and other
items from the Pixar archives and experience a gallery exhibition
featuring stunning pre-production artwork from Up.  Family Fun Tier
members will also be able to participate in a Silent Auction to bid on
original and signed works by Pixar creators.  Pixar artists will be on
hand to teach kids how to draw Pixar characters.  Finally, a selection
of Pixar short films (including One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Burn-E and
several Cars Toons) will be showing in Pixar’s state-of-the-art
screening room in a continuous loop.

For this Tier, doors open at 1 pm.  Tickets are $35 for an individual or
$100 for a Family Four Pack, which includes entry for 2 adults and 2
children under 18 (or 1 adult and 3 children). 

The VIP Screening Tier
(11:00 am — 4:00 pm)

The VIP Screening Tier is designed for the biggest fans to help support
the Cartoon Art Museum and to experience Pixar’s state-of-the-art
digital theater.  Entry includes access to everything from the Family
Fun Tier plus access to Pixar’s Studio Store where guests can purchase
Pixar items at employee prices. The centerpiece of the event is a noon
time 3D screening that includes the rarely seen Cars Toon Tokyo Mater ,
and the feature film Toy Story 2.  The screening will be hosted by Dr.
Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A
session along with several other Toy Story 2 crew members.  The VIP
Screening Tier also includes an offering of light lunchtime snacks,
treats and conversation with the speakers and other Pixar employees.

For this Tier, doors open two hours early — at 11 am.  Cartoon Art
Museum members can purchase tickets for the reduced rate of $99, while
the non-member rate is $149. Save money and become a member of the
Cartoon Art Museum today!  Reserved rows for ten are available for
$1,500.  Treat your friends or employees to an evening of animated fun. 

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California.  Free
parking is available on site.  Call 415-227-8666, ext. 300 to purchase
tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

About the Cartoon Art Museum

Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the
western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics.  The Museum was
started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share
their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. 
The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and
exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians,
cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney
Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned
technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer
animation.  Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated
films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles,
Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, and most recently, Up. The Northern
California studio has won 22 Academy Awards® and its ten films have
grossed more than $4.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date.  The
next film release from Disney•Pixar is Toy Story 3 (June 18, 2010).

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The Cartoon Art Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit institution dedicated to the
collection, preservation and study of original cartoon art in all of its forms.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  94105
415-CARTOON  http://www.cartoonart.org/

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Admission: $6 General, $4 Students and Seniors, $2 Children (6-12 years old), Free
for members and Children under 6

Check out our blog:
http://cartoonart.livejournal.com/

Join the Cartoon Art Museum MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/cartoonartmuseum

Thank you for your support!
 

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Having worked there for a while (but never gone on a tour), Pixar does a good job of making a cube farm seem interesting. Since there really isn't anything else "there" that is actually necessary for making a film.

i kind of expected more from the cartoon art museum...if its the place i went to ..around the corner from Sfmoma? it was nice, but i think i just wanted more. im a little leo glutton for comix..what can i say?

but yeah, anything that will get them funds to do more sounds like a really rad thing indeed. yay


Very cool.

In other pop movie news, the big Tim Burton show and retrospective opens at MoMA next month. I hope you'll come up for that.

There don't appear to be any rarities to be screened, and all of his features in his rather productive career (14 features in 25 years) are available and in print on DVD. Although if you long to see, say, Beetlejuice on the big screen....

But the galleries will offer his "drawings, paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons."

They're booking the show in for over five months (!), likely to also capitalize on the highly-antiicpated release of Alice in Wonderland next March.


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