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Animation Action Analysis: John Canemaker on Golden Age Disney Masters Vladimir Tytla and Milt Kahl

Followed by Pinocchio (Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, 1940)

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Join Oscar-winning animator, prolific historian, and past Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Recipient John Canemaker as he examines the extraordinary Disney classic Pinocchio through the individual work of lead animators Vladimir “Bill” Tytla and Milt Kahl. Many historians consider Pinocchio to be the greatest achievement in hand-drawn, feature-length animation, and in this talk Canemaker illuminates the painstaking processes that brought the film to such creative heights. Following the presentation and Q&A, stay for a screening of Pinocchio in a beautiful restoration from Disney Studios. (talk approx. 60 mins.; film 88 mins., DCP)

Canemaker is the author of The Art and Flair of Mary Blair, The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic, and Winsor McCay: His Life and Art, among other publications. Meet the animator and scholar when he signs copies in the Wexner Center Store at 6:30 PM.

Artist's sketch of character form Pinocchio

Drawing of Pinocchio by Milt Kahl, image courtesy of Disney Studios

John Canemaker

John Canemaker, photo: Ken Greenwood

Original Pinocchio movie poster

Pinocchio, image courtesy of Disney Studios

Artists working on Pinocchio

Vladimir Tytla and Milt Kahl (left to right), image courtesy of Disney Studios

Animator drawing for Pinocchio

Vladimir Tytla drawing Stromboli, image courtesy of Disney Studios

Artist's sketch of character form Pinocchio

Drawing of Stromboli, image courtesy of Disney Studios

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Animation Action Analysis: John Canemaker on Golden Age Disney Masters Vladimir Tytla and Milt Kahl