I saw that some pixar artists were posting about the wrap party on Instagram and how is that different than the premier? They watched the film before the LA premier right?
So there’s a few different definitions of “premiere” when it comes to Pixar movies.
The first one is the in-house screening, usually happens at the wrap party and it’s in Pixar’s campus in their main theater in the atrium. ONLY those who work at Pixar/worked on the movie are allowed, interns included. I would be there literally today if I had gotten my internship this year :’)
Then there’s going to be the D23 Red carpet premieres all on June 14th, in New Jersey, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston. Those are all invite-only or if you’re a D23 member, there’s a small window of opportunity to buy a ticket but its INCREDIBLY difficult.
THEN there’s the El Capitan premiere, at El Capitan theater in Hollywood. There’s a chance that someone who worked on the film (director, producer, voice cast, etc) will show up to introduce the film. Also, there’s an on stage performance before the film shows. This is happening on June 15th, and it is the premiere that @tristanlycanth, @radiationstinks, @speedmifune@i-love-animation and I will be attending.
Then on June 16th, it premieres for the rest of the US theaters
Maureen O'Hara in John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley (1941). Today at TCMFF, I had the honor of seeing her introduce the film at the El Capitan theater. Humbled by all the audience’s admiration, she told us, “Don’t be fooled into thinking I do magical things!” Well, sorry, Maureen, but I would have to respectfully disagree.
A while back, shortly after I had been working on Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, I was contacted to do the artwork for the new “Keep Oceans Clean” campaign featuring Ariel and her sisters. I was flattered to be asked and to be able to be a part of it, so I quickly got to work. I provided the rough poses for approval before doing the clean up on them myself, before handing them off to be illustrated. Quite a while passed and I was beggining to wonder if maybe they decided to go in another direction. That was until I found myself leaving the El Capitan theater and directly across Hollywood Blvd., when I saw this. A two story tall billboard on the side of the Hollywood and Highland shopping complex. I mean this is the home of the Oscars! It was one of the more crazy locations I have spotted my art. It stayed up for a few months and I was sad to see it go. But , I’ll always have this great picture so I can remember it.
i’m working on new stuff, i swear. more to come………
Dancing With The Stars is doing it’s biggest opening number ever, and you may have a chance to be a part of it! Come down to the El Capitan Theater at 9pm on September 10th on Hollywood and Highland. You’ll see our pro’s and their partners and maybe even dance with them! Learn the dance in the video and RSVP to our Facebook event!