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Scrat the squirrel from Ice Age, illustrated by Peter de Sève

What do Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ice Age, Corpse Bride and covers of the New Yorker magazine have in common? Four acclaimed artists, with top-tier animation and illustration credits such as the aforementioned, will share their knowledge with animation students at Kapiʻolani Community College.

The students will meet with the animators on February 7, 2020. Later that night, at a free public event at 7 p.m., the award-winning artists will discuss their art, work and collaborations at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre in “Casting Call: Populating Feature Animated Movies.”

Andrea Blasich

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How to Train your Dragon sculpture (Photo credit: Nico Marlet) by Andrea Blasich (right).

Andrea Blasich has worked in the animation industry for 30 years. Some of the animations he has worked on include How to Train your Dragon, Shark Tale, Ice Age, Brave and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He has worked on the video games BioShock 2 and The Witness and the animated short The Dam Keeper.

Two of his sculptures were selected as finalists for the National Sculpture Society Awards.

Peter de Sève

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A New Yorker cover by Peter de Sève (right).

Peter de Sève was the sole character designer for the film Ice Age including the iconic Scrat. A few of the many other films he has worked on include Finding Nemo, Robots, The Little Prince and The Grinch.

His many distinctions include the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and a Daytime Emmy Award for best character design in a television show. In 2016 he was inducted into the Society of Illustrators prestigious Hall of Fame. He is, perhaps, best recognized for his many New Yorker covers.

Carter Goodrich

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Despicable Me‘s Gru by Carter Goodrich (right).

Carter Goodrich has designed characters for numerous feature animations including Prince of Egypt, Monsters Inc., Sinbad, Finding Nemo, Brave, Open Season, Hotel Transylvania, Coco and Despicable Me.

He has won Annie Awards for his designs for Ratatouille and The Croods. He has two Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Awards and 21 New Yorker covers. He has written and illustrated seven award winning children’s books.

Carlos Grangel

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The Corpse Bridge (Photo Credit: Warner Bros.) by Carlos Grangel (right).

Carlos Grangel designed characters for DreamWorks from 1993 including Prince of Egypt, Spirit, Sinbad, Madagascar, Flushed Away, Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. He was handpicked by Tim Burton to not only design all the characters for Corpse Bride, but also logo, title, prop and costume design.

He won the Annie Award for character design for Spirit. His work has been exhibited at museums around the world including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The World Expo Shanghai 2010.

For more information, contact Kapiʻolani CC Professor Sharon Sussman at (808) 734-9382. The New Arts Lectures 2020 event is supported by the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Wallis Foundation and Kapiʻolani CC.