Join CART for a Community Talk - “Behind the Seen: How Animation Communicates” with Professor Charles Solomon on July 31

July 17, 2018

Join UCLA CART for a talk by internationally respected critic and historian of animation, Charles Solomon.  Since the art form’s creation in the early 20th century, animation has demonstrated a singular power to communicate across national, cultural and class boundaries. In recent years, anecdotal evidence has suggested it can reach children on the spectrum in ways other media cannot. By examining how animation is created and how it speaks to audiences, critic and historian Charles Solomon will suggest how it can also transcend physiological and behavioral boundaries to communicate with these children.

An internationally respected critic and historian of animation, Charles Solomon has written on the subject for the New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), the Los Angeles Times, and National Public Radio. His books include “The Art of the Disney Golden Books,” “The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey,” "Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Disney's Beauty and the Beast," “Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation,” which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award. In 2008, he received the LA Press Club Award for radio feature reporting and AISFA/Hollywood’s June Foray for service to the art of animation in 2015.

Date:                   July 31, 2018
Time:                  11am – 12:30pm
                           *Lecture:  11am – 12pm ¨ Q & A:  12pm – 12:30pm
Location:             UCLA Semel Auditorium
                           635 Charles Young Drive South, C8-183, Los Angeles, CA 90095
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