It was 20 years ago that The Little Mermaid was released and to honor the date, the ASIFA-Hollywood is presenting a special panel of the original creators for a discussion moderated by Tom Sito. The event will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Special guests for the panels will include the film’s writers and directors John Musker & Ron Clements, animators Andreas Deja (King Triton), Mark Henn (Ariel), Duncan Marjoribanks (Sebastian), Reuben Aquino (Ursula) and Tina Price (CAPS system and early CGI). The panel will be moderated by animator Tom Sito.
Reservations are not required for this event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of ASIFA-Hollywood and students of Woodbury admitted free; non-members $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Parking is free. Woodbury University is located at 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91510-7846.
Proceeds from this program will benefit the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive.
This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Walter Lantz Foundation.
For more information you can visit their site or call 818.842.8330.
Wrapping it up
This is one of the times when I wished I lived on the West Coast. With the access to all of these great artists, there seems to be a recent proliferation of events like this highlighting the talents of the Walt Disney Co. If you are in the area for the event, I would recommend it.