If you love Disney animation (and who doesn’t), there is a very special panel happening at this year’s San Diego Comic Con called “Disney Animators: The Power of 2D.”
This panel features former and current Disney animators spanning from Lady and the Tramp to Moana talk about the importance of 2D animation in the history of Disney, as well as the part it plays in guiding advancement of its future.
Panelists are Willie Ito (Lady and the Tramp, Inkpot Award-winning animator), Dale Baer (Robin Hood to Moana), Randy Haycock (The Lion King to Moana), Tom Sito (The Little Mermaid, author of Moving Innovation), Adam Dykstra (Tangled, Tarzan), and Mike Polvani (Hercules, 2D Animation School founder).
Changes in technology, artistic expression, and the value of cooperative interplay between 2D and 3D artists to create the best animation will be discussed. There will also be a Q&A segment.
This panel takes place today Friday, July 10, at 1:30pm.
Other Disney animation panels include: “Disney XD’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Star vs. The Forces of Evil” on Friday, July 10, at 2:30pm; and “The Last Day of Summer: TV Guide Magazine’s Farewell to Phineas and Ferb,” where TV Guide Magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider will gather the creators/executive producers of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire (voice of Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Major Monogram), along with stars Vincent Martella (Phineas), Alyson Stoner (Isabella), and Dee Bradley Baker (Perry) to seize the day, one more time, on Sunday, July 12, at 10am.
Finally, the fun of collecting and trading Disney pins comes to SDCC 15 with a panel on Sunday, July 12, at 4pm. Get the scoop on collecting magic with Disney pin hobby pioneer Holland Hayes and PinPics owners Anthony Medina and Lenny Schas, on this panel moderated by Samantha Medina.
I wish I could attend the 2D animation panel, but if you attend any of these panels, let us know how they went.