Canadian animators get Academy celebration

Sep 19, 2007 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 11th Marc Davis Celebration of Animation features “Canadian Women in Animation,” which is being presented in cooperation with the National Film Board of Canada.

The event which will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater will include Oscar® nominees Janet Perlman, Caroline Leaf, Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis as well as Academy Award® winner Torill Kove. After introducing their short films, the women will participate in a group panel discussion moderated by animation critic Charles Solomon.

Tickets for “Canadian Women in Animation” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at, by mail, or in person at the Academy box office during regular business hours.