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Seventh Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit at Pixar Animation Studios



Spend the day at Pixar Animation Studios
For the Seventh Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit!
Saturday, November 6, 2010


The Cartoon Art Museum, the only museum in the western United States dedicated to all forms of cartoons and comics, is delighted to host its seventh annual benefit ≈ on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Pixar Animation Studios. From Pixar’s inception in 1986 with the premiere of its iconic short film, Luxo Jr., to the studio’s latest full-length feature, Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, Pixar has wowed and charmed the world with its incredible computer animated creations. This year, there are two great ways to experience the magic of Pixar up close and personal at the studio’s Emeryville home:
The Family Fun Tier
(1:00 – 4:00 pm)

The Family Fun Tier is designed for families to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Pixar. Entry includes the chance to get up close and personal to rarely seen Toy Story art, sculptures, and other items from the Pixar archives and experience a gallery exhibition featuring stunning pre-production artwork from all the Toy Story features. Family Fun Tier members will also be able to participate in a Silent Auction to bid on original and signed works by Pixar creators. Pixar artists will be on hand to teach kids how to draw Pixar characters. Finally, a selection of Pixar short films (including One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Burn-E and several Cars Toons) will be showing in Pixar’s state-of-the-art screening room in a continuous loop.

For this Tier, doors open at 1 pm. Tickets are $49 for an individual or $149 for a Family Four Pack, which includes entry for 2 adults and 2 children under 18 (or 1 adult and 3 children). SOLD OUT

The VIP Screening Tier
(11:00 am — 4:00 pm)

The VIP Screening Tier is designed for the biggest fans to help support the Cartoon Art Museum and to experience Pixar’s state-of-the-art digital theater. Entry includes access to everything from the Family Fun Tier plus access to Pixar’s Studio Store where guests can purchase Pixar items at employee prices. The centerpiece of the event is a noon time 3D screening that includes Day & Night , and the feature film Toy Story 3. The screening will be hosted by Dr. Michael B. Johnson (Pixarian and CAM board member), who will lead a Q&A session along with several other Toy Story crew members. The VIP Screening Tier also includes an offering of light lunchtime snacks, treats and conversation with the speakers and other Pixar employees.

For this Tier, doors open two hours early — at 11 am. Cartoon Art Museum members can purchase tickets for the reduced rate of $149, while the non-member rate is $199. Save money and become a member of the Cartoon Art Museum today! Reserved rows for ten are available for $1,500. Treat your friends or employees to an evening of animated fun. SOLD OUT

Pixar Animation Studios is located in Emeryville, California. Free parking is available on site. Call 415-227-8666, ext. 300 for more information. Click here to purchase VIP Tier tickets or Family Fun Tier tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

About the Cartoon Art Museum
Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics. The Museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up and most recently, Toy Story 3. The Northern California studio has won 26 Academy Awards® and its eleven films have grossed more than $5.5 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney•Pixar is Cars 2 (June 24, 2011).



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Time October 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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Comment from Marcey Chila
Time October 3, 2010 at 9:16 am

GOD BLESS YA ALL!!!! Hope the turn out is a HUGE success! I have a 15 yr. old who has wonderful dreams of Working for Pixar one day soon & I have faith in her that she will make it happen!!!!! Have a GREAT TURN OUT!!!

Comment from Pauline
Time October 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

If we buy the family fun tier, will we also be able to shop in the Pixar store? My kids would love something from the experience!

Comment from afarago
Time October 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Due to scheduling restrictions, we’re only able to offer access to the Pixar store for purchasers of our VIP-level tickets. If your kids bring a sketchbook with them, they may be able to talk some of the guest artists into drawing some characters for them, and there’s also going to be a great auction of original art and other Pixar rarities.

Comment from Elizabeth Peace
Time October 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

What if I have children under 3?

Comment from afarago
Time October 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Please send a note to our director at office(at)cartoonart.org, and she’ll be able to answer that for you.

Thanks for your interest!

Comment from Lori Johnson
Time November 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm

OMG….I was so thrilled to read about the benefit in the newspaper yesterday…only to find out today that the family fun pack is SOLD OUT!! We are so disapointed! Is there a possibilty you will be opening it up again? I only need 4 adult tickets! I promised my college grad I would get tickets…and now Oh No……! HELP!!!
Please let me know if I can get tickets!
Thanks so much.
Lori J.

Comment from skashar
Time November 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Lori, Our Family Fun Tier is completely full. However, there are still VIP Tier tickets available. We hope that you might be able to do it, because it really is worth it.

Comment from Lori Johnson
Time November 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Hi There,
I would love to do the VIP tour but 4 tics at $199 each is a bit over our Pixar visit budget….I am sure it will be a wonderful event…and we sure are sad to miss it! Maybe a few openings of the family fun may open up…I will keep checking. I wish I had heard about this sooner….darn..!

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Time November 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

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Comment from Anthony L
Time November 3, 2010 at 2:52 am

During the VIP Screening Tier, is there any tour of the Pixar facilities, even a limited one? Appears you only see the theater and the store.

Comment from skashar
Time November 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

There is access to the main atrium area which includes their display of pre-production artwork, story-corner, displays of the awards Pixar has won over the last 25 or so years and more. So yes, there is limited access to their facilities. Final sales by Thursday, November 4th! So get your tickets while there are still some available.

Comment from ziba
Time November 5, 2010 at 12:05 am

i just need one VIP ticket please…

Comment from afarago
Time November 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Sorry you missed out. We have to finalize our security list with Pixar two days before the event, and we can’t add any more people at this point. Please stay tuned for news of upcoming events–including a visit from Day & Night director Teddy Newton on November 18.

Comment from Brandon
Time November 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Do you guys visit Pixar Animation Studio each year?


Comment from afarago
Time November 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

We’ve held events at the studio seven of the past eight years. Whether we host an event there or not is decided on an annual, case-by-case basis, so we won’t know our 2011 fundraiser plan until next fall. Regardless, we hope to host more events like our recent Teddy Newton booksigning at the museum throughout next year.