Last night, the art of Mary Blair, along with the artist herself, was feted at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by a panel of animators, each talented in their own right. The panel included Pete Docter and Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi from Disney/Pixar and Disney animators Mike Giaimo, Eric Goldberg and Susan Goldberg. The attending audience was also filled with notables such as composers Richard Sherman and Michael Giacchino.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a four-evening seminar series titled ‘Evolution or Revolution? Production Design in the 21st Century’ to take place on Monday evenings beginning on April 25.
‘Production Design in the 21st Century’ will examine the different aspects of production design and set decoration from the perspective of the designers and decorators themselves. Each evening will feature film clips and open discussion between the evening’s special guests and members of the audience.
The series schedule is as follows:
Originally considered as a nominee for an Oscar in the category of Best Original Score, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has determined that The Princess and the Frog fails to meet eligibility requirements.
Citing Rule 16, Section II, Paragraph E, the Academy’s Music Branch Executive Committee decided that the film’s soundtrack satisfies the following element, making it ineligible:
‘…scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other preexisting music, diminished in impact by the predominant use of songs, or assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.’