Corpse Bride Animator Drops Science in St. Louis

The science of animation becomes weird science when director/producer Tim Burton is involved. Now some lucky kids and other attendees will get the opportunity to see how his latest feat of black magic, Warner Bros.’ Corpse Bride, was accomplished as lead animator Brad Schiff haunts the St. Louis Science Center on Nov. 2 a 12 noon.

A St. Louis native, Schiff is a longtime animator at LAIKA/house (formerly Vinton Studios), one of the biggest producers of animated commercials in the world. Schiff’s former teacher, Terri Latrello, will be bringing 140 kids from the Parkway West Middle School to learn the secrets behind the art of stop-motion animation and view clips from Schiff’s movie and television work, including the short-lived FOX series The PJs.

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The St. Louis Science Center is located at 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. More information on exhibits and events can be found online a www.slsc.org.