Gumby Fest 2015
Film Focus: The Nightmare Before Christmas (and the Gumby connection)
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 1pm
$10 Full Price
$5 12 and Under
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas has become a stop-motion classic. Animators Anthony Scott, Tim Hittle and Harry Walton all had their start in the Gumby Studios in the 80’s, and worked together on Nightmare. They will share clips and behind-the-scenes moments and important scenes from the film.
Moderator: Citrus College Student Dennis Camargo
Tim Hittle, animator and creator of ‘The Jay Clay Trilogy’. His other Stop-Motion work include the New Adventures of Gumby, The Fridge on Pee Wee's Playhouse, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach. As a CG animator he has worked on several films for Pixar including The Incredibles, Wall-e and Toy Story 3. He currently works for Pixar Animation studios and lives in San Francisco.
Harry Walton, Stop motion animator and visual effects guru, is one of the festival headliners. He's prepared a fascinating presentation on visual effects through the years. He started his career at Clokey Productions in Glendora where he worked on Gumby and Davey and Goliath. From there he applied his stop motion and FX talents to Land of the Lost, Robocop, The Abyss, Start Trek, Ghostbusters, Terminator, Indiana Jones Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Nightmare Before Christmas and many more iconic films.
Anthony Scott, renowned stop-motion animator and animation director and current head of animation at Clokey Productions/Premavision, kicked off his career with the New Adventures of Gumby in 1988. He went on to animate on The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Toy Story 2, Davey & Goliath's Snowboard Christmas, and others. Scott was the animation supervisor on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Henry Selick’s Coraline. He just finished supervising the stop motion segments of the upcoming feature The Little Prince. Scott has a huge on-line presence with his Stopmotionanimation.com