Peak Per­for­mance

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The fourth an­nual World An­i­ma­tion and VFX Sum­mit pro­vided an ideal fo­rum for the global in­dus­try’s most

fas­ci­nat­ing par­tic­i­pants to ex­change ideas and in­sights with each other.

Walt Dis­ney, Ub Iw­erks, Clyde Geron­imi, car­toon­ist Carl (Scrooge McDuck), car­toon­ist Chic Young ( Blondie), Dis­ney’s first fe­male artist Blanca Ma­jolie, sfx di­rec­tor Eiji Tsub­u­raya. Found­ings: The So­ci­ety of Il­lus­tra­tors in New York.

Births: Stephen Hil­len­burg ( SpongeBob SquarePants), Joe Mur­ray ( Rocko’s Mod­ern Life), di­rec­tor Eric Dar­nell, di­rec­tor Tim John­son, an­i­ma­tor/pro­ducer Bruce Timm, writer/pro­ducer Al Jean, di­rec­tor Peter Jackson, anime di­rec­tor Noriyuki Abe, an­i­ma­tor Michaela Pavlá­tová, an­i­ma­tor Chris Lan­dreth, French car­toon­ist Le­fred Thouron, Ser­bian comicker Zo­ran Jan­je­tov, voice ac­tress El­iz­a­beth “E.G.” Daily. Found­ings: The Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of the Arts, Bag­dasar­ian Film. Re­leases: 101 Dal­ma­tians, Noburo Ofuji’s The Life of Bud­dha, Soyuz­mult­film’s Cipolino and The Key; TV: The Yogi Bear Show, The Alvin Show, Dud­ley Do-Right, Top Cat, Snag­gle­puss, Out of the Inkwell, Tales of the Wiz­ard of Oz, The Dick Tracy Show. Births: Pro­ducer Fred Seibert, di­rec­tor and vfx pro­ducer Phil Tip­pett, di­rec­tor Richard Rich, anime di­rec­tor Mamoru Oshii, voice of Dis­ney’s Ge­nie Robin Wil­liams, voice ac­tress Tress MacNeille, di­rec­tor John McTier­nan ( Preda­tor), comic-book artist Don Rosa ( Scrooge McDuck), Mup­pet pup­peteer Richard Hunt. De­buts: Chip ’n’ Dale in Chicken in the Rough, nis the Men­ace strip. Found­ings: Hun­gary’s Pan­nonia Film Stu­dio. Events: First com­mer­cial color TV broad­cast (CBS New York), Cin­derella is nom­i­nated for the Golden Bear at the in­au­gu­ral Berlin Int’l Film Fes­ti­val. Re­leases: Alice in Won­der­land, Ama­zon Symphony (first Brazil­ian an­i­mated fea­ture), Soyuz­mult­film’s The Night Be­fore Christ­mas. Births: Hayao Miyazaki, Rin­taro (Hayashi Shigeyuki), Yuriy Nor­shteyn, Dan­ish an­i­ma­tor Jan­nik Has­trup, Bel­gian an­i­ma­tor Ni­cole Van Goethem, di­rec­tor Wolf­gang Petersen, comic-book artist and cre­ators’ rights ac­tivist Neal Adams, voice ac­tor Peter Cullen. De­buts: Tom and Jerry named in The Mid­night Snack, Su­per­man short. Re­leases: Dumbo, Mr. Bug Goes to Town, Princess Iron Fan (first Chi­nese an­i­mated fea­ture), The Re­luc­tant Dragon, first solo Bugs Bunny car­toon Hi­awatha’s Rab­bit Hunt, Tex Avery’s Tor­toise Beats Hare, Bob Clam­pett’s The Great PIggy Bank Rob­bery. Events: Leon Sch­lesinger or­ders The Looney Toon Lock­out of Guild car­toon­ists but re­lents af­ter six days. An­i­ma­tor Art Bab­bitt joins the guild and is fired by Dis­ney, lead­ing to the five-week Dis­ney Strike. Nor­man McLaren kick­starts Na­tional Film Board of Canada an­i­ma­tion pro­duc­tion.

Found­ings: Mamoru Hosoda’s Stu­dio Chizu. Events: Univer­sal forms the Il­lu­mi­na­tion-Mac Guff stu­dio, Para­mount An­i­ma­tion is re-es­tab­lished, Syl­vain Chomet’s The Il­lu­sion­ist wins the first Ce­sar Award for Best An­i­mated Film, Dis­ney Ju­nior pro­gram­ming block launches. Re­leases: Rango, Rio, Puss in Boots, Win­nie the Pooh, The Ad­ven­tures of Tintin: The Se­cret of the Uni­corn, Gnomeo & Juliet, Arthur Christ­mas, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Happy Feet Two, Open Sea­son 3, Mars Needs Moms, Hood­winked Too! Hood vs. Evil, Goro Miyazaki’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Joann Sfar’s The Rabbi’s Cat, Michel Ocelot’s Tales of the Night, Jean-François Laguionie s The Paint­ing, A Mon­ster in Paris, Wrin­kles, Kiko­riki, La Leyenda de La Llorona, Leg­ends of Val­halla: Thor, Top Cat: The Movie, Bob’s Burg­ers, The Amaz­ing World of Gum­ball, Kung Fu Panda: Leg­ends of Awe­some­ness, The Looney Tunes Show, China, IL, Jake and the Never Land Pi­rates, Bub­ble Gup­pies, LEGO Nin­jago, Al­most Naked An­i­mals, 1001 Nights, Justin Time, Mike the Knight, The Jun­gle Bunch, Ras­ta­mouse, Punky, Mouk, Scaredy Squir­rel, Matt Hat­ter Chron­i­cles, Dead­man Won­der­land [

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