The first month of 2021 will culminate with an event to recognize the talented contributors the world of animation lost in 2020. Hosted by The Animation Guild and ASIFA-Hollywood, the Afternoon of Remembrance is a non-denominational, virtual event to be held Saturday, January 30 from noon to 5 p.m.
A Hollywood tradition for over a quarter of a century, Afternoon of Remembrance pays tribute to all who created animation, from top industry leaders to the rank and file artists. Event co-founder and The Animation Guild President-Emeritus Tom Sito describes it as a moment to “remember, laugh, cry and share stories as we say goodbye to all our friends who left us in 2020.”
Those honored this year will include: Mickey Mouse comic-strip artist Roman Arambula, Scooby-Doo creators and collaborators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, Disney animator Ann Sullivan and Emmy-winning animation writer David Wise.
The Afternoon of Remembrance is open to the public. Those interested in attending can register at tiny.cc/TAGAOR.