The Oar Dieng Feature Animation Department Newsletter
MARCH 29, 1999 - VOL. XI + ISSUE 13 EDITOR: HESEON PARK 8247 X2536
The Feature Animation Follies!
6:30 p.m. - Thursday, April 1
@ Northside Main Theater
"We've got a barn, we've got the
costumes, we've written the music
„=: Hey, let's put on a show!"
The 2nd Annual April Fool's Day
Feature Animation Follies is coming
to the Northside Theater. See your
fellow artists performing feats of
artistic daring as they entertain you
with song, dance and general lunacy
befitting an April Fool's celebration!
IN THIS ISSUE
News about the Big Hole
Next Door * Win the Mulan
Foo Dogs! pages 2-3
Events and Classes pages 4-5
News ¢ Announcements page 6-7
... Theme Parks page 8
, Career Opportunities page 9
caricatures for ‘99, ‘ene, th 8
spectacle: and join us fo fe ich a Events Calendar back page
get a first-hand look at all that goes :
on behind- i the-scenes at e he Diny
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spend the afternoon at work with
News About the Dig
Steel construction of the new ABC building is scheduled to begin mid-
May, to be completed in September this year. The current construction
site on Riverside Drive, a vast, triangular-shaped excavation, will even-
Evans at 8247 12539, -o = tually become ABC's new Burbank headquarters. According to Feature
oe | Animation Facilities Development, we should have access and use of
the new parking structure before the end of this year.
Final completion and occupation of the new ABC building is slated
for September, 2000.
Pam Coats to be honored for Mulan
Pam was recognized for her work on Mulan at the Media Action Network for
Asian Americans’ sixth annual awards dinner held Sunday, March 23. Pam was
among many producers being honored for “positive portrayals of Asians and
Asian-Americans in the media." (source: Hollywood een March 23, 1999)
Fantasia 2000 sends IMAX
stock through the roof
Variety reports that Imax corps stock
got a 22 percent boost last Monday
after an analysts’ recommendation
noting the theaters’ exclusive four-
month deal with Fantasia 2000. Imax
closed at $19.25 a share, up from $15
just days earlier. Fantasia 2000's
release will be limited to Imax the-
aters through April 30, 2000 after its
New Year's day release. (source:
Variety, March 23, 1999)
veld HEAR IT FOR THE Bucs"!
March 20, by the Motion Picture Soumi Editors. The award was one
of three Golden Reels won that evening by supervising sound editor
and sound designer Gary ;
Rydstrom, who capped off
his weekend with dual
Oscar wins for his work on
Saving Private Ryan.
- Brent Shepherd,
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Celebrate April |
A Brief History of April Fools’ Day SS O
It's a day for jokes, pranks and making a fool of yourself, also known
as April Noddy Day, Gowkie Day and Gowkin’' Day. Did you ever won-
der how April Fool's Day originated? How did the custom of practical
jokes come about? Historians think it started in the 1500s in Europe
when the French King adopted our currently used Gregorian Calendar.
When the new calendar was adopted, New Year's Day, which was
Originally around the date of April 1, changed to January 1. It's possi-
ble that people forgot the date change and still brought gifts and cel-
ebrated New Year's Day on April 1, thus making them the first ‘fools:
April 1 is also noted in history for the birthplace of the dollar sign,
created by Oliver Pollack, a New Orleans businessman in 1778. Other
notable firsts for April 1 are the first accident insurance policy, print-
ed in Hartford, Connecticut in 1864, and the first treaty between the
Native Americans and colonists in 1621. (source: The Holiday
Handbook by Carol Barkin and Elizabeth James)
Enter the Mulan
Foo Dogs Drawing...
How would you like to own a piece of Mulan History?
Mulan Producer Pam Coats would like to give one lucky winner a
chance to own the honorable Mulan Foo Dogs (commonly referred to
as Dragons) which have been warding off evil spirits outside
Southside's Story Room 3 . The male and female Foo Dogs now need a
new home to call their own. Plus, the money collected will be donated
to fund a shelter for abused women.
An opportunity drawing ticket is available for a $5.00 donation. Just fill out the
form below and enclose it with your check (made payable to Haven Hills shelter) and
send it to Employee Services at mail code 7410. Entries must be received by Friday,
April 16. Remember, all
proceeds from the oppor-
tunity drawing will be
donated to charity, so
enter as many times as
I Would Like to Win the Mulan Foo Dogs! Please enter me in the drawing.
Tie Line Number of Entries (x $5)
Please make your check payable to Haven Hills Shelter and send it with this form to
mail code 7410. Multiple entries are allowed. Entries are due Friday, April 16.
TWILIGHT BARK-MARCH 29,1999 3"
e LA SIGGRAPH EVENTS
Life Drawing Workshops
and Saturdays (10am-1pm)
ASIFA-Hollywood's popular life drawing workshops at
Glendale Community College have begun and will con-
tinue until May 15. There will be no workshops on
March 31 and April 3 in observance of the holidays. The
workshops are offered on a first come, first seated
basis. Each Life Drawing Workshop session features a
professional model and is hosted by Ben Fried.
WHERE: Glendale Community College, 1500 N Verdugo
Rd. Room AA112. Cost per session: $7 for ASIFA mem-
bers; $10 for non-members.
LA SIGGRAPH CHAPTER MEETINGS
Rhythm & Hues
Hosts the History of CGI
Tuesday, April 13, 1999
See and hear from a stellar panel of industry pioneers
speaking about ground-breaking visuals effects. For
more information, please call the LA SIGGRAPH event
hotline at (310) 288-1148.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PRESENTS
The Tale of Tales
(1979, 27 min. 50 sec.)
with animation historian
Deaf de We esdav. April 7
most hon- O0 nr
ored films in
the history of
tion, The Tale of Tales is a poetic,
highly personal reflection on the
changes war and the 20th century
bring to have a way of
Russian oe M
country life. atti Ne
Its dreamlike audiences, haunting
makes it very
expect animated film to be, but
Norstein's images have a way of stay-
ing with audiences, haunting their
memories and imaginations. These
singular qualities have caused critics
to compare Norstein to Tarkovsky,
Pushkin and Chekhov. This will be a
rare look at the work of one of the
most distinguished Russian animators.
their memories ana
RESERVATIONS will be accepted begin-
ning 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30
until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. Please
call the RSVP line 8228 x9359. Lunch
will be provided.
be nomen when the chaire a
should arrive in early vey
Only one onar may be. -o per
employee. Chairs will be shipped to the -
Feature Animation warehouse and. you wil
check to John Erdos, mall code ins
by Wednesday, March 31. Sorry, cred-
it card orders will not be accepted, Clee
Saturday, April 17
10:30 a.m. ¢ 1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Doug’s 1st Movie is rated G.
Employees with Disney I.D. and their
dependents admitted to Doug.
Best Picture Oscar®
Sunday, April 18
10:30 a.m. ° 1:30 p.m.
Shakepseare in Love is rated ‘R’.
Employees with Disney I.D., and one guest
ONLY will be admitted to Shakespeare in
Both Screenings will be held at
The Leonard H.
PRESENTED BY THE DISNEY UNIVERSITY
į AERON CHAIR
Yes! | want my very own cool Aeron Chair at the
discounted price of $465.32. Please make checks I
payable to Westfall Interior Systems.
send this form along with a check to John
Erdos, mail code 4850 by the Wednesday,
March 31 order due date.
TWILIGHT BARK:-MARCH 29,1999
Assistant in Layout
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Job Description: Making workboo
the look of the Vis-Dev designs, we crea
ment or re-create it in Layout. We check
work, making sure it matches the design; basically we
create the stage to be ready for animation.
Education: Cheju University in Korea, and | attended
NYU for a couple of years. To prepare for an animation
career, | trained at the American Animation Institute with
Hobbies: Skiing, golfing, reading
Oddest Job I’ve Ever Had: When | was living in
New York City, | had a studio, painting and selling to gal-
leries. Sometimes when it was slow, | worked part-time
for an on-call taxi service. It was strange, having to pick
up people at Kennedy airport in the middle of a snow-
Storm at midnight. | felt like | was on a rescue team.
Favorite Lunchtime Haunt: || Mi Restaurant on
Pacific Avenue in Glendale for their Korean and
The Latest Buzz: My daughter Jamie is going to
enter college in the fall, and I’m very excited.
Most Important to Me: Family. And being happy
with what you have, to rejoice in Jesus Christ for all that
Calling All Bikers!
The MS 150 bike tour is coming up on May 15-16. It's
a tour which raises money for multiple sclerosis where
you have the option of riding 50, 75, 100, 125, or 150
miles over 2 days through Ventura County, the San
Fernando Valley, and Pasadena. Start and finish points
are at CSUN. The tour provides great support including
hearty meals, snacks, rest stops, parking, camping &
showers, great hotel rates if camping is not your thing,
bike security, massage therapists, bike mechanics, a
commemorative t-shirt, and
more. This is not a race!
Everybody goes at their
Own pace, so come join the
Feature Animation team!
Registration is $30 before
April 23 and $35 after that
until May 7. For registra-
tion forms, see Allan
Rempel at Northside
#3453 or give him a call at
Save Gas -- Join the Vanpool!
April 22 is Earth Day, and this is just to remind you that
you can be kind to the earth -- and save gas, time and
money. Join the many vanpools in your city, or form your
own in your neighborhood if your city isn't listed below.
Contact Michael Pagaduan of Commuter Assistance at
8232 x1209. You can earn rebates and points toward
prizes. There are vanpools, going to Burbank and Glendale,
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Glendora ® Lancaster ® Long Beach
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Office 98 is arriving April 9 metus |
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Here’s the latest information on the upgrade: | for upgraders and
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aters the Week of the release. See next week’s Bark for more $ Find out about the
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Read the Twilight Bark next week for more rollout information.
* M.A.D. (Management Applications Development Group)
We’re Not Angry ... Just Crazy About the Technology!
Give us your tired, worn shoes
. and well make them new again!
New! Introducing Shoe Repair
Service Beginning April 5
@ The Disney University Employee Center at Northside
Two-day shine, repair, replacement service on all types of shoes is
now available at the Employee Center at Northside. You don't have to
run across town to get new tongues, soles and heels. Just stop by
Northside if you’d like more information on this new service.
those Famous Fee
Name thno New on the FA Web Site:
Commissary menus are now available
from the Feature Animation Web Site
http://fawww/. Or to pickup a hard | J
copy, please find menus at the /
entrances at both Southside
and Northside commissaries.
TWILIGHT BARK:MARCH 29,1999.
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Jackson’s got one in the 2D Park in
works -- and Disney’s not the
only one. Since summer’s
almost here, here’s a roundup
of the latest in themed parks.
° “ASIA” AT DISNEY’S e LEGOLAND, Carlsbad, Ca.
ANIMAL KINGDOM, FI. Those brightly colored plastic pieces that
“Asia,” the newest land in Disney's always got stuck to the bottom of your feet
Animal Kingdom® Park, is now open, has now become the building blocks for the
featuring attractions such as “Flights of latest theme park, LEGOLAND California. In
Wonder”; “The Temple Ruins”: this “Country Just for Kids," located 30 min-
“Maharajah Jungle Trek” and the “Kali utes north of San Diego in Carlsbad, replicas
River Rapids.” of:famous landmarks, like Mann’s Chinese
. Theater, New
Bowl, dot the
Temple Ruins consists of two monu-
ment towers rising 50 feet into the sky
lying on a small island. Black siamang
gibbons climb the giant towers and greet
visitors to Anandapur. The Maharajah
Jungle Trek offers tigers, the elusive animated
tapir, and the lethal Komodo dragon and aS Miniland. Kids
visitors will get to see giant bats, a color- eo ear e can prance
ful aviary and ride the Kali River Rapids . ae through the
raft ride. For ticket info, order-online at : eee storybook-
www.disney.com or call (407)W- DISNEY, a o _ themed Village
; Pee Green, cruise
e ISLANDS OF oe “a neg the nautical Lake" and drive cars in Fun
Fh Town. A
>- Recent visitor Walt Sturrock of Artist
- Development says, “It's a paradise if you love
Legos, but even if you don't, you'll still find it
pretty amazing.” Walt says that the park is
~-» perfect for kids 2-12, but may be too child-like
- for the teenset.
pe Admission i is $32 for adults, $25 for chil-
as Hulk, Dr. Seuss’ Cat | in the Hat, anil dren ages 3-16. Fot more information call
Popeye and Spider Man. For more infor- og (760) 918: 5346 or visit their WeDSIIe at
mation, Toen call 800) UESCAP ‘OF ;
TWILIGHT BARK-MARCH 29,1999
DIGITAL PRODUCTION (contact Pamela Focht)
e Model Dev Tech Lead (all productions)
TECHNOLOGY (contact Pamela Focht)
e Systems Integrator (Northside)
(contact Tiffany Bahr)
e [Traditional Training
Specialist = č p p a
(contact Gina Aarniokoski)
e Secretary to the Director of Recruitment
e Secretary to the Senior VP of Creative Affairs >
e Exhibits Designer, ARL
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CLASS IS IN SESSION
April 17-- ilies Bob Kato
Dougs Ist Movie g Bob’s Performance Gesture classes
screening eee Will resume twice a month at
a E d Southside. Classes will take place
Ani g o en d N o on Monday, April 12 and Monday,
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Shakespeare in Love :
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April 21-- SE shes been canceled until further notice. His Wednesday
Secretaries’ Day a b. G evening classes at Southside will continue as scheduled.
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