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Showing posts from October, 2015

Charong Chow, CalArts, The Walt Disney Family Museum - and Fu Manchu!

Recently, my wife Charong Chow spoke at a CalArts event at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
In a setting founded by Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller - with a rather different, more serious focus on Disney's work than southern California sometimes provides - Charong talked about her time at the premiere art school in the country, California Instituteof the Arts, founded by Disney himself in 1961 in Santa Clarita, about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles.
It's a school that has produced virtually all of the first wave of remarkable Pixar filmmakers (including JohnLasseter, who now runs both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation), as well as other luminaries such as Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands is said to satirize the weird desert suburbia of Santa Clarita, home to Cal Arts), Sofia Coppola, Pee-wee Herman and, um, David Hasselhoff.
CalArts is quite unique in its emphasis on art theory - it really doesn't teach studio art at all, although its highly competitive c…

Our son Hudson launches his Kickstarter campaign for Bunny Quest!

VERY EXCITED! Our eleven year old son Hudson has just launched his first Kickstarter campaign for a video game he has created, called #BunnyQuest 
Please donate if you can! Thank you ☺️🐇🐇🐇🐇