Monday, June 23, 2008
Posted by Bobby Beck at 9:40 PM
Animation Mentor Hosts A Tribute to Frank and Ollie at Siggraph 2008

Okay, we've been biting our tongues about this event for the longest time until now! At Animation Mentor we've been working hard to put together an amazing panel at Siggraph this year to honor the life, work and inspiration of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.

Now that it's announced on the Siggraph site we can start talking about it. Woo hoo!!! If you're going to Siggraph this is going to be a MUST see. We have some AMAZING veteran animators, producers who are on the panel. As things get closer I'll announce who will be on the panel as things keep shifting a bunch so we don't want to announce too soon just in case we get new ones or some have schedule conflicts.

Come help us make this event great and super special. We're putting our heart and soul into this event so we're hoping people get a lot out of it.

Ps. The footage we're going to be showing is nice, but nothing to get too hyped up about. The best part is going to be the panelists showing some of their favorite work that Frank and Ollie created and talking about the impact it had on them and sharing great stories. WOW!

A Tribute to the Life and Work of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston: Current Legends Talk About Their Mentors
Wednesday, 13 August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Petree Hall D

This extraordinary session reveals the past and future of animation through the eyes of true genius. It's a conversation about animation with contemporary animation legends who studied or who have been inspired by the masters Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston followed by a short documentary by of never-seen-before footage of these two animation legends.

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