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SFFILM Festival

Family Workshop: Drawings, Books and Movies: The Short Films and Large Whimsies of William Joyce

24 Apr
Sun, Apr 24, 2022 at 11:00 am PT


Artist William Joyce has worn many hats throughout a creative career that has included authoring and illustrating 50 bestselling children’s books, pioneering in digital animation, and founding an Academy Award®-winning studio. In this workshop, Bill will present a few SFFILM favorites, including the Oscar®-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore (2011). He will also screen his latest creation, Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat (Festival 2022), offering a peek behind the curtain as he explains how he and his partners at DNEG Animation and Epic Games crafted this silent, Technicolor wonder that celebrates creativity and the films of yesteryear. Bill will finish with a live drawing activity featuring some crowd favorites such as Rolie Polie Olie (1998-2004), as well as key characters from the Disney film, Meet the Robinsons (2007). Be sure to bring paper and pencils with you to draw along. Recommended for ages 7 and up.