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Two John Canemaker Animation Lectures You Should Not Miss

Two John Canemaker Animation Lectures You Should Not Miss

John Canemaker is not only an Academy Award winning animator and one of our greatest animation historians – but he is a gifted speaker and a most entertaining lecturer. When we get word of his upcoming appearances we are compelled to enthusiastically spread the word. Here come two more Canemaker events, both coming up in New York City, which I highly recommend you mark your calendar now: 

MoCATALKS: Tyrus Wong at the Disney Studio (1938-1941)

Filmmaker and Professor John Canemaker presents a profusely illustrated analysis of Tyrus Wong’s influential and unique contributions to the art direction of the animated feature film  Bambi (1942), and his personal experiences working three and a half years at the Walt Disney studio.

Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) 
215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013


MoMA: The Secrets Of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic: Lecture, Book Signimng and “Fantasia”

The dazzling special effects in Walt Disney’s early Technicolor features, most notably FANTASIA, have fascinated generations of viewers, though the secrets behind their creation were long forgotten, even within the studio.  

Canemaker, author of The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic, explores the complex mechanical and optical processes that enabled Disney to delight the eye with dancing snowflakes, flying wraiths, erupting volcanoes and other visual treats, as detailed in a recently discovered notebook, compiled by photographer and effects specialist Schultheis during his 1938-41 tenure at Disney. 

Museum of Modern Art – Sat., August 1st, 2015 – Titus I Theater 

A Q&A and a screening of Fantasia (1940) follows Canemaker’s lecture.
A book signing of The Lost Notebook preceded the lecture.

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