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Up (2009)


The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3

5 Tuesdays, November 13 to December 11, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Andrew M. Karasik, Film Producer, 30th Street Entertainment
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $125 for members, $150 for non-members
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It is difficult to argue that any motion picture company has had a more successful track record than Pixar Animation Studios. Over the course of twenty features and numerous award-winning shorts, Pixar's films have grossed more than $12 billion and earned eighteen Oscars. No other group of animators can claim a comparable feat, save Walt Disney himself. Since its debut feature, Toy Story (1995), Pixar has earned a reputation as “the safest bet in Hollywood.” But what is it about the studio’s creative process that has led to this track record of success?

Pixar's origins trace back to George Lucas and Industrial Light and Magic, one of Hollywood's leading innovation centers. An array of top creative minds, including Steve Jobs, took a keen interest in the newly formed company, which initially focused on creating hardware for the nascent field of computer generated imagery (CGI). Eventually, Disney came calling, and a lucrative—if occasionally contentious—partnership was formed.

In our latest consideration of the Disney legacy, we will explore Pixar’s fascinating history and revisit a few of its greatest cinematic triumphs. This five-week course will begin with some of Pixar’s short animated gems and move into discussions of Toy Story, The Incredibles (2004), WALL-E (2008), and Up (2009), demonstrating that animation is not just child's play, but an art form worthy of analysis and admiration.

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  • Tuesday, November 13
    6:30pm 2018-11-13 18:30:00 2018-11-13 21:30:00 America/New_York The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2459/the-magic-of-disney-pt-3?id=2459&keyword=the-magic-of-disney-pt-3 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, November 20
    6:30pm 2018-11-20 18:30:00 2018-11-20 21:30:00 America/New_York The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2459/the-magic-of-disney-pt-3?id=2459&keyword=the-magic-of-disney-pt-3 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, November 27
    6:30pm 2018-11-27 18:30:00 2018-11-27 21:30:00 America/New_York The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2459/the-magic-of-disney-pt-3?id=2459&keyword=the-magic-of-disney-pt-3 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, December 4
    6:30pm 2018-12-04 18:30:00 2018-12-04 21:30:00 America/New_York The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2459/the-magic-of-disney-pt-3?id=2459&keyword=the-magic-of-disney-pt-3 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Tuesday, December 11
    6:30pm 2018-12-11 18:30:00 2018-12-11 21:30:00 America/New_York The Magic of Disney, Pt. 3 http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/class/2459/the-magic-of-disney-pt-3?id=2459&keyword=the-magic-of-disney-pt-3 Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA