I Met the Walrus director Josh Raskin (2nd left) talks about how he has been describing his producer Jerry Levitan (center). © 2008 AWN Inc.
Here are some more pics from the first stop on the L.A. leg of the Oscar Showcase tour - Sony Pictures Animation.
I Met the Walrus producer Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel when he was 14 years old. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Peter and the Wolf producer Hugh Welchman chats with NFB exec producer David Verrall. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Peter and the Wolf director Suzie Templeton give tour host Ron Diamond a warm hello at the start of the tour's L.A. leg. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Hugh tries out the handheld camera used on Surf's Up. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Even Pigeons Go To Heaven director Samuel Tourneux. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Surf's Up VFX supervisor Rob Bredow shows Suzie how to use the camera. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Suzie checks out her camera work. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Madame Tutli-Putli director Chris Lavis (r to l) and Even Pigeons producer Simon Vanesse watch David try out the camera. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Madame Tutli-Putli producer Marcy Page wonders how they can get one of these cameras at the NFB. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Chris, I Met the Walrus illustrator James Braithwaite and Josh check out some of Sony's 3-D work. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Jerry looks befuddled over this 3-D stuff. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Ron, Josh, Jerry and James stop for a picture in front of the I Met the Walrus sign at the Sony lunch. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Surf's Up team pose with the Peter and the Wolf filmmakers. Chris Buck (l to r), Chris Jenkins, Alan Dewhurst, Suzie, Hugh, and Ash Brannon. © 2008 AWN Inc.
Josh talks with Barry Weiss, SVP of Animation Production at Sony. © 2008 AWN Inc.
The Sony lunch gave the nominees a chance to meet with the studio's artists. © 2008 AWN Inc.