The 2020 edition of Mexico’s Pixelatl animation festival, taking place online this year, is fast approaching. Set to take place September 1-5, the organizers have revealed the first batch of special guests who will be enlivening the event with their animated insights and expertise.
Among the talents who will be speaking in panels and offering masterclasses (most of which will be presented in English) are Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, upcoming Crunchyroll Original Onyx Equinox creator Sofia Alexander, Wizards: Tales of Arcadia art director Yingjue Linda Chen, animation director Pete Michels (The Simpsons, Family Guy), supervising director Mike Hollingsworth (BoJack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie) and artist, director, writer and producer Jorge Gutiérrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre, upcoming Maya and the Three).
Virtual attendees can also learn at the feet (or video chat equivalent) of Ashley Long (supervising director, Paradise PD), Tristan Oliver (cinematographer, Isle of Dogs), Simon Chong (director, Bob’s Burgers) and Francisco Rios (freelance music composer / sound designer).
The festival, which this year embraces the theme “We are the children of the same land,” also recently reviewed its official trailer, designed by Pixelatl 2020 creative partner studio Exodo Animation Studios.
And, for the third year, Pixelatl has teamed up with Cartoon Network on the search for the next game-changing woman creator in Latin American animation with the GIRL POW3R – Pitch Me the Future call for projects. First prize? The production of the winning concept’s pilot episode!