Dear Friends and Fans of Oregon Cartoon Institute,
This post is from our archives. This historic meeting has been held. During the proceedings, we determined the course of the next year’s work, which has culminated in the Mel Blanc Project. Come learn more about the Project at the Tues evening screenings we will be holding at The Waypost, in Portland, Oregon.
See you there!
From the archives……….
Oregon Cartoon Institute will hold its first public meeting, on February 25, 7:00 PM at hospitable Ackerman Films, located at 13 NW 13th, Portland, Oregon.
Dan Ackerman is himself an animator. You may have heard about the spectacular party which took place at his studio earlier this year celebrating Bill Plympton’s DVD release of Guns On The Clackamas. Dan said, “I wanted to have enough whipped cream for nude wrestling, but it wasn’t missed.”
We’re not having whipped cream either, but we will be offering a concise, multimedia introduction to Oregon’s historic animators and cartoonists, including:
- The Oregonian credited with producing/directing the first feature length animated film — in 1919.
- The first internationally recognized Oregon filmmaker, who won the Golden Bear in 1958. (Not James Ivory!)
- The Oregon high school graduate who was one of Disney’s Nine Old Men.
In addition to our ten minute tour of history, we will be:
- Introducing Oregon Cartoon Institute’s first artist-in-residence, Heather Perkins, composer, musician, and sound designer.
- Announcing our new status as a non-profit organization via the fiscal sponsorship offered by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, and offering a public thanks to the people in that organization who already have been very helpful – David Milholland, Walt Curtis, Brian Booth, and Charlotte Rubin.
- Submitting a progress report on Oregon Cartoon Institute activities to date.
- Accepting input on the proposed line up of future events.
Membership in Oregon Cartoon Institute is free, and this meeting is open to all members. If you are interested in Oregon’s animation and cartooning history, you are already a member of the Oregon Cartoon Institute. Come to this meeting to find out more about who you are.
For more information, contact Anne Richardson, mrs.nyback (at) gmail (dot) com or Dennis Nyback, arburyhall (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you are on Facebook, here’s the event page. If you RSVP, we can make sure we’re rounding up enough chairs.