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Showing posts from October, 2015

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

Charong Chow speaking at the Walt Disney Family Museum.  Photograph copyright © 2015 Alexander Chow-Stuart. 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,

Our son Hudson launches his Kickstarter campaign for Bunny Quest!

Roswell The Bunny. Design and photograph  copyright © 2015 Hudson Chow-Stuart. 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 ☺️πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡