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Spend the Day at Pixar To Support Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its eighth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

Press Release from The Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its eighth annual benefit at Pixar Animation Studios on Saturday, December 10, 2011.  From its inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film Luxo Jr. to its most recent full-length feature Cars 2, Pixar has charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, there are two new ways to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home:

The Fan Tier (11 a.m. — 4 p.m.)

The Fan Tier allows exclusive access to Pixar Animation Studios while helping to support the Cartoon Art Museum.  Guests may tour the studio’s main gallery and view pre-production artwork from Cars 2. In addition, Pixar artists will be on hand conducting drawing demonstrations. You may purchase special Pixar apparel and merchandise at the Studio Store as well as bid on original and signed art by Pixar creators and other auction prizes. The event also features a screening of select Pixar short films (including One Man Band, Day & Night, and the Oscar®-winning Tin Toy) in the studio’s state-of-the-art theater hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session with several of the filmmakers.  The Fan Tier also includes light lunchtime snacks, treats, and a chance to meet and speak with Pixar creators.

Tickets are $250 per person, $200 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!)  Reserved rows for ten are available for $2,500. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the screening starting at 1 p.m. Treat your friends or employees to a day of animated fun.  

To order tickets, please visit http://guestlistapp.com/events/73038 <http://guestlistapp.com/events/73038> The VIP Tier(11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

In addition to all of the benefits of the Fan Tier, VIP guests will be escorted to Brooklyn, Pixar’s new facility, for a late afternoon tour and a screening of the studio’s latest animated short La Luna with director Enrico Casarosa in the Presto Theater. The day will finish with a wine and dessert reception. Tickets are $500 per person, $450 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum. (Become a museum member and save!  http://cartoonart.org/join-support/ <http://cartoonart.org/join-support/>) Availability for this level is limited.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with the screening starting at 1 p.m.  Treat your friends or employees to a day of animated fun.  

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California.  Free parking is available on site.  For more information, call 415-227-8666, ext. 300.  To purchase tickets online, visit cartoonart.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

About the Cartoon Art Museum

Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics.  The museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world.  The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

About Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.  Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, and Toy Story 3. The Northern California studio has won 29 Academy Awards and its twelve films have grossed more than $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. Pixar's latest film, Cars 2, opened on June 24, 2011 and their next adventure, Brave, takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012.

Cartoon Art Museum • 655 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94105 • 415-CAR-TOON • www.cartoonart.orgHours:  Tues. - Sun. 11:00 - 5:00, Closed MondayGeneral Admission: $7.00 • Student/Senior: $5.00 • Children 6-12: $3.00 • Members & Children under 6: FreeThe Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.

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