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The Oscar Tour is Back!

After a year of experience behind me, I feel this year’s travelogue will be even more comprehensive and complete than last year’s edition. I hope you enjoy the glimpse behind-the-scenes of what the Oscar nominees’ lead up to the big night is really like.

Last year's Oscar Tour members pose for an artsy shot in the Skywalker Ranch library. © AWN Inc.

Last year's Oscar Tour members pose for an artsy shot in the Skywalker Ranch library. © AWN Inc.

Well, it’s that time of year again when AWN and the Animation Show of Shows hosts the Oscar Tour, where the animated short film Oscar nominees travel to the various studios in San Fran and L.A. on a whirlwind tour leading up to Oscar night. Above is my favorite picture from last year’s tour and it brings back a lot of great memories. That’s me in the upper right hand corner. Marcy Page (in the upper left hand corner) is coming back this year as the producer of Madame Tutli-Putli. We talked about returning to the tour and both agree that there will be no faking required when it comes to getting excited about the adventure.

As I did last year, I will be chronicling the various events and experiences that occur during the week and a half long event, which Ron Diamond so wonderfully puts together for the nominees and their producers. And I’m not just saying that because he pays me. If you have a chance to catch the shorts at any of the screenings in the Bay area or Los Angeles, please come up and tell me what you think about the nominated films and the travelogue. We’d love to hear from you.

After a year of experience behind me, I feel this year’s travelogue will be even more comprehensive and complete than last year’s edition. I hope you enjoy the glimpse behind-the-scenes of what the Oscar nominees’ lead up to the big night is really like.