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

Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ticket (includes museum admission): $15/Adult; $5/student & senior; Free for MOCA Members

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and animation historian 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.



John Canemaker won an Academy Award and an Emmy Award for his animated short, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation. He is a tenured professor and head of animation at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and recipient of NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award for “exceptional teaching inside and outside the classroom.” Mr. Canemaker is also one of America's most respected animation historians, the author of twelve acclaimed books, including Winsor McCay: His Life and Art, and The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic.



Image credit: Tyrus Wong, Bambi (visual development), 1942; watercolor on paper; 4.75 x 6 in.; Courtesy of Mike Glad, ©Disney.