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Tangled/Raiponce - The Art of Disney Appeal

Soirée spéciale "Making of Tangled/Raiponce" organisée par Walt Disney Animation Studios au cours de laquelle John Kahrs et Clay Kaytis présenteront quelques secrets de fabrication du long métrage d'animation. John Kahrs et Clay Kaytis interviendront en anglais.

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Quand ? 15/06/2011
du 07:00 pm au 09:00 pm
Où ? Forum des images, salle 500, Paris
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In their roles as Animation Supervisors for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 50th animated feature, “Tangled,” John Kahrs and Clay Kaytis led a team of talented animators in creating a world of beloved new characters, and explored the ways in which the art of appeal provided the foundation that informed and inspired this new generation of screen favorites.

The duo will discuss how they drew on Disney Animation’s rich heritage of creating believable characters and used this to add the heart and imagination that marks the Studio’s most memorable performances. Join John and Clay as they reveal the challenges and triumphs faced in developing of the colorful cast of diverse characters for “Tangled” (“Raiponce”).
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John Kahrs
Animation Supervisor, Tangled

John is originally from the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York. He recently completed work as an Animation Supervisor on Disney's animated feature Tangled. John's interest in animation began early with Super-8 cameras and flipbooks. After attending art school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he landed his first job in 1990 as an animator at Blue Sky Studios in New York, working on commercials, special effects and short films with director Chris Wedge. John relocated to the San Francisco bay area in 1997 to work at Pixar.  He was an animator on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. John was also the lead Animator for the character Sully in Monsters Inc.. In 2007 John relocated to Los Angeles and supervised the animation on Tangled with Clay Kaytis and Glen Keane. John currently resides in Torrance, California and holds a keen interest in aviation and photography.
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Clay Kaytis

Animation Supervisor Clay Kaytis recently completed work on Disney Animation’s upcoming film Tangled, where he was responsible for overseeing the animation team, guiding the hair and cloth team, and working with the modeling and rigging departments to build the characters.

Prior to working on Tangled, Kaytis was one of the Supervising Animators on Disney’s Bolt, where he concentrated his efforts around the character Rhino.  During his sixteen year career at Disney, Kaytis has served as an animator on films such as Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little, Home on the Range, Treasure Planet, The Emperor's New Groove, Fantasia 2000.  

Kaytis was born and raised in Orange, California.
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