Annual short film showcase establishes itself as a non-profit to preserve, restore and promote animated short films, and also announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with an eye towards theatrical distribution.
The four-year project between the Walt Disney Animation Research Library and the Getty Conservation Institute will focus on optimal storage conditions and re-attaching flaked and delaminated paints on Disney animation cels.
John Lasseter’s short film ‘Luxo Jr.,’ nominated for an Academy Award in 1986 for best animated short, is added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
ASIFA-Hollywood announces plans to expand their student scholarship program and to allocate more funds for artists and film preservation.
Classic works by NFB animation studio founder Norman McLaren and frequent collaborator Evelyn Lambart will be showcased at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Dr. Toon makes his case for 7 animated U.S. films he believes are worthy of National Film Registry preservation.
“My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.’” That line was immortalized by Tom Hanks in the award-winning movie “Forest Gump” in 1994. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today selected that film and 24 others to be preserved as cultural, artistic and historical treasures in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Once upon a time animation art wasn't worth the celluloid it was painted on. Art that would now be worth tens of thousands of dollars was washed or thrown away – and what was saved often handled thoughtlessly or just forgotten about. Things have changed since then, changed a lot. People now realize that animation art is exactly that - a thing of beauty in its own right, and a cultural heritage to be cherished and preserved. Preservation is where Ron Barbagallo comes into the picture.
The Librarian of Congress has named the annual list of 25 motion pictures selected for preservation as part of the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Empire Strikes Back, Airplane, The Exorcist, The Pink Panther and McCabe and Mrs. Miller are just a few of the films selected for 2010.
Craig Barron has posted a really nice short film tribute to film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, who this past Saturday received the Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Library of Congress announced today the formation of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, a partnership of institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving and providing access to selected databases, web pages, video, audio and other digital content with enduring value.
While Hollywood sets records at the box-office this holiday season, the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today selected 25 motion pictures that will be preserved as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures for generations to come.
Center for Visual Music has received two new grants for preservation of very early Oskar Fischinger animation experiments.
As part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Gold Standard screening series, the classic animated film SLEEPING BEAUTY will be presented on Friday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature the premiere screening of a newly restored digital version of the 1959 film by Walt Disney Studios.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, including CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, BACK TO THE FUTURE and the 1933 Walt Disney animated short THREE LITTLE PIGS.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington adds 25 motion pictures -- including Harry Smith's abstract animation, EARLY ABSTRACTIONS #1-5, 7, 10 (1939-56) -- to the National Film Registry to be preserved for all time, bringing the total number of films on the registry to 450.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced his annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry. This group of titles brings the total number of films placed on the Registry to 425. This year the only animated title to make the list was Pixars TOY STORY.
Bill Desowitz talks with the people behind the restoration of Bambi about the various challenges of bringing a treasured classic to DVD.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced his annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be added to the National Film Registry. This group of titles brings the total number of films placed on the registry to 400.
The L.A. birthplace of the FLINTSTONES has been saved, reports THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The City Council approved a plan that will preserve all three of the historic Hanna-Barbera animation studio buildings.
"This was really the birthplace of TV animation," said Ken Bernstein, the Los Angeles Conservancy's director of preservation issues. He hailed the City Council's May 25, 2004 approval of a plan that saves the buildings, which were denied historic landmark status in 1997.
The Library of Congress has added 22 new films to the National Film Registry, which includes two animated shorts. The Looney Tunes classic ONE FROGGY NIGHT joins other Warner classics WHATS OPERA, DOC?, PORKY IN WACKYLAND and DUCK AMUCK. In addition, Pixars 1988 short TIN TOY also made the list. The registry, established by Congress in the 1988 National Film Preservation Act, now contains 375 films. For more information or to find a complete list of films in the registry, visit http://www.loc.gov/film.
Need cel preservation and animation art market advice? Then check out Ron Barbagallo's newly launched Website, www.animationartconservation.com. As director of Animation Art Conservation, Barbagallo is one of the leading authorities on the materials used in the production of animation art. Barbagallo operates a conservation practice located near the animation studios in Toluca Lake, California, devoted to the ethical repair and preservation of classic animation art. His site is the first to have authorized use of copyrighted Disney images and displays category-by-category his efforts in animation art repair.
During his career, Barbagallo has repaired art work for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, United Productions of American (UPA), Christie's East, Linda Jones Enterprises, museums, galleries, private collectors worldwide and the personal collections of Stephen Ison and Roy E. Disney.
The former Hanna-Barbera building in Hollywood gets a a reprieve from destruction while the Los Angeles Conservancy group, Joseph Barbera, and others marshall support at the city and California state level to have it declared a historic site for its architectural significance and importance as a part of Hollywood history.
A developer wants to raze the Hanna-Barbera Studios buildings that animation legends William Hanna and Joseph Barbera erected in 1963 at 3400 Cahuenga Blvd. near Universal City, to build shops and apartments. HB preservationists are scrambling to mount a campaign to save what they call is a historic and architecturally significant landmark, while some residents of that neighborhood fear the project would worsen traffic in the Cahuenga Pass.
The U.S. Library of Congress has added two more animated films to The National Film Registry Bob Clampett's PORKY IN WACKYLAND and the 1957 theatrical trailer, LET'S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY from Filmack Studios. As part of the Library of Congress, the Registry was established in 1989 to preserve American film heritage. The list is formed by input from the National Film Preservation Board and the public. The Library adds 25 films per year that are deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.