Up (2009)

The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 – CANCELLED

5 Tuesdays, March 27 to April 24, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Andrew M. Karasik, Film Producer, 30th Street Entertainment
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $125 for members, $150 for non-members. This class has been CANCELLED.

It is difficult to argue that any motion picture company has had a more successful track record than Pixar Animation Studios. Over the course of 19 features and numerous award-winning shorts, Pixar's films have grossed more than $11 billion and earned 11 Oscars. No other group of animators can claim a comparable feat, save Walt Disney himself. Since its debut feature, Toy Story (1995), Pixar has earned a reputation as “the safest bet in Hollywood.” But what is it about the studio’s creative process that has led to this track record of success?

Pixar's origins trace back to George Lucas and Industrial Light & Magic, one of Hollywood's leading innovation centers. An array of top creative minds, including Steve Jobs, took a keen interest in the newly formed company, which initially focused on creating hardware for the nascent field of computer generated imagery (CGI). Eventually, Disney came calling, and a lucrative—if occasionally contentious—partnership was formed.

In our latest consideration of the Disney legacy, we will explore Pixar’s fascinating history and revisit a few of its greatest cinematic triumphs. This five-week course will begin with some of Pixar’s short animated gems, and move into discussions of Toy Story, The Incredibles (2004), WALL-E (2008), and Up (2009), demonstrating that animation is not just child's play, but an art form worthy of analysis and admiration.

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  • Saturday, April 21
    6:30pm 2018-04-21 18:30:00 2018-04-21 21:30:00 America/New_York The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 – CANCELLED Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA