ASIFA-Hollywood Will Host the Tenth Anniversary of The Iron Giant
Press Release from ASIFA-Hollywood
Burbank, CA (September 29, 2009) – ASIFA-Hollywood will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the 1999 animated masterpiece “The Iron Giant”, with an evening with lively discussion with some of the animators and crew members on Friday, October 23, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., at the Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium, Woodbury University, in Burbank, California.
Special guests currently scheduled to appear include writer and director Brad Bird, background artist Anne Guenther, art director Alan Bodner, animator Eddie Rosas, and Scott Johnston who created the ToonShader software for the film. The panel will be moderated by animator Tom Sito.
“The Iron Giant is one of those rare films that flawlessly merged CG with traditional animation and represented superior storytelling,” said ASIFA-Hollywood Vice-President Tom Sito. “ASIFA-Hollywood wants to showcase the individuals who made the iconic film, and the event will be extra-special with a rare appearance by Brad Bird."
Reservations are required for this event. Members of ASIFA-Hollywood and students of Woodbury are $5; non-members $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Parking is free. Woodbury University is located at 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91510-7846. Proceeds from this program will benefit the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive.
The International Animated Film Society: ASIFA-Hollywood is a California non-profit organization established over thirty-five years ago to promote and encourage the art and craft of animation. ASIFA-Hollywood offers screenings of current and rare animated films, supports film preservation, and hosts the Annie Awards©, an annual gala event recognizing individual and collaborative excellence with animation's highest honor. ASIFA-Hollywood has also created the Animation Archive, an ambitious project that includes a digital animation archive, museum, and library for the benefit of the animation community, students and general public.