On Friday, June 19, join Academy Award-winning screenwriter and animator Jim Capobianco (Film/Video BFA 91) for “Happily Ever After Hours,” a free Q&A Zoom webinar hosted by The Walt Disney Family Museum.
During the workshop, Capobianco will share behind-the-scenes stories throughout his career, in which he served various roles in both Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar Animation Studio. He will also answer audience questions submitted through Zoom’s Q&A function. Participants must register for the event by 12 pm PT on Thursday, June 18.
Past “Happily Ever After Hours” guests include:
- Tom K. Morris: former Imagineer
- Jodi Benson: Actor and voice of Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989)
- Jonas Rivera: Academy Award-winning film producer
- Leslie Iwerks: Academy Award-nominated director and producer
- Bobby Moynihan: actor and Saturday Night Live alum
- Kaitlyn Yang: VFX supervisor and Alpha Studios founder
In a May 2018 interview with Flickering Myth, Capobianco shared his CalArts experience and passion for animated storytelling:
I wanted to go into storytelling because I saw there was so much potential in animation to tell amazing stories …. I had [a] great teacher, Alexander MacKendrick, who was a director for Ealing Studios and head of CalArts’ film school. He opened my eyes to the power and variety of film storytelling and it was that power I wanted to bring to animation, which is why I went into storytelling.
Capobianco began his career in Walt Disney Feature Animation’s story department on The Lion King (1994). After five years, he relocated to Pixar, where he worked on animated features including Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), and WALL-E (2008). He also served as the animation sequence supervisor on Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
Capobianco is the recipient of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Ratatouille (2007), and a 2019 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inductee.
“Happily Ever After Hours” with Jim Capobianco
Friday, June 19, 5:30 pm PT