Watch animated shorts ’till you puke on August 16th at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwym Theater. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Standards Screening Series will present 12 animated short films that Friday, starting at 8:00pm.
Award-winning films from the 1930s to the present, featuring different types of animation, will be included in the screening. “The Ugly Duckling” (1939) shows traditional hand-drawn cel animation while “The Wrong Trousers” (1993), from the Wallace and Gromit series, is an example of claymation. Computer animation technology is represented with the 1997 short “Geri’s Game.”
The screening is being held in conjunction with the Academy’s gallery exhibition “Oscars in Animation,” which will be on display in the Grand Lobby and Fourth Floor Galleries from August 1st through October 6th. The exhibition will have extended hours on August 16th so those attending the screening can view the display either before or after the films. You animation fiends, you.
Tickets for the screening are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. They may be purchased by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours beginning August 1, or, pending availability, the night of the screening when the doors open at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call 310-247-3600.
You can also visit the Acadmey of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website for more information.