If you are in Los Angeles this Tuesday (May 25), you won’t want to miss a special evening of conversation with animation legend Don Bluth put together by Charles Zembillas and his awesome team at AnimationNation. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is part of the popular A.N. Night series of interviews with toon greats and meet-and-greets held on the last Tuesday of each month in Burbank.
‘When Don Bluth is introduced at AnimationNation Night on May 25, 2010, it will not only be a highlight of my career, but of my life,’ says Zembillas who founded AnimationNation in 1999. ‘From the time I first read the news in my hometown newspaper in 1979 of the animators exodus he lead from Disney Studios to produce The Secret of NIMH I was mesmerized. Don was the first herald of the coming of the Second Golden Age of Animation, and as he progressed with his masterpiece, I knew that I had to get to Los Angeles to be a part of the exciting things that were going on because of him.’
The AnimationNation website recently went through a redesign and is now upgrading its message board. ‘We wanted to echo the progressive moves of the home page which will offer our participators the capacity to showcase their videos at any time,’ says Snakebite, AnimationNation’s creative director and event organizer, who is also an artist and videogame designer. ‘Our new registration screening format allows our message board to have a free dynamic where we don’t have to control our members actions once they start participating. With this format we expect to see much more original and cutting edge content being posted at any given moment. Our general idea is to give our members as much as an independent voice as possible.’
Zembillas, who is also the founder and president of TheAnimationAcademy.com, is an acclaimed character designer whose credits include Fievel the Mouse from An American Tail and Jak and Daxter from Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.
This Tuesday’s AnimationNation Night with special guest Don Bluth will be held at Burbank Assoc. of Realtors Building located at 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd.,
Burbank, CA 91506.
For more info, visit www.AnimationNation.com