Canemaker on Fantasia at MoMA, August 1

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in ASIFA Events, Feature Articles, Industry Events | No Comments

Our good friend, world-renowned animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker, who has just completed a new book on Disney’s feature film Fantasia, will speak at Museum of Modern Art Saturday, August 1, in conjunction with a screening of the 1940 classic. Fantasia —even 75 years after its premiere—continues to fascinate and dazzle audiences. It was a bold experiment from […]

But Disney it’s Cold Outside

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
But Disney it’s Cold Outside

On Oct.28th, ASIFA-East members had the exclusive chance to attend a Times Square screening of Frozen and a post-screening discussion with co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. After a variety of teasers, deceptive trailers, and the infamous ‘Lino DiSalvo doesn’t understand women’ scandal, the story of Frozen clicked into place.  When I was […]

A chat with former Disney Animator Mario Menjivar

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in ASIFA Events | One Comment
A chat with former Disney Animator Mario Menjivar

Article by Emmett Goodman. ASIFA-East’s last event of the year turned out to be a pretty optimistic one. We enjoyed ourselves in the company of Mario Menjivar, a former Disney animator of more than 15 years before returning home to New York City. From what was gathered, Mario appears to have lived an enviable dream […]

ASIFA-East presents an evening with former Disney animator Mario Menjivar!

Posted by on Nov 23, 2010 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
ASIFA-East  presents an evening with former Disney animator Mario Menjivar!

Tuesday, December 21 7 PM Admission: FREE! School of Visual Arts 209 E. 23rd Street 3rd floor Amphitheater Join us for an enlightening conversation with an animator who worked on Disney features from Aladdin to Treasure Planet, in both the Florida and California studio. See rare pencil tests and hear insider stories on what it […]

“Waking Sleeping Beauty” review, by Emmett Goodman

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Feature Articles | No Comments
“Waking Sleeping Beauty” review, by Emmett Goodman

“WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY” Movie review by Emmett Goodman I was lucky enough to attend a preview of Don Hahn’s new documentary, “Waking Sleeping Beauty”. The Dolby Screening Room is a small theater, which is mostly used for critical viewings. Honestly, I felt out of my league there, as possibly the youngest audience member. Still, I […]