Save the date! The Ninth Annual Cartoon Art Museum (CAM) benefit at Pixar Animation Studios (Emeryville, California) will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM PST.
This ‘incredible’ event welcomes you to experience an exclusive day at Pixar Animation Studios. Once inside the studio guests will be able to tour the main gallery, view pre-production artwork from Monsters University as well view live-drawing demonstrations from Pixar artists! Guests may also wish to take care of a little shopping in the Pixar Studio Store, where you can pick up exclusive Pixar apparel and other merchandise.
The best part of this event is not only the opportunity to bid on original and signed art by Pixar animators, but you can also be a part of a question and answer session celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Incredibles. The Q&A session will be lead by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member) along with other astute Pixar filmmakers, taking place in the Steve Jobs Theater – the session is set to feature:
- Brad Bird – Director
- Mark Andrews – Head of Story
- Tony Fucile – Supervising Animator
- Andrew Jimenez – Director of Photography
- Ted Mathot – Storyboard Artist
- Kevin O’Brien – Storyboard Artist
While an unexpected cancellation is always possible, the opportunity to meet with and attend a Q&A with the confirmed filmmakers is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which to us is priceless. Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum (Become a museum member and save!), and can be purchased through the Cartoon Art Museum’s website.
If you are a fan of Pixar, you know that there are only a few ways to visit Pixar Animation Studios and this is one of the great ways to support the Cartoon Art Museum as well as be invited in the illustrious studio gates. If you’re thinking about attending the CAM event, our friend Jeff (from This Day in Pixar) has attended previously and wrote a great article summarizing his experience.