Seems there was a do in North Hollywood for a number of Valencians.
On Thursday night, CalArts presented its annual Character Animation Producers' Show, which showcased some of the best of the best from this year's students. Twenty-three cool, inventive and oftentimes funny shorts played to a packed audience at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.
Pixar director, Oscar winner, and alum Pete Docter (Up) gave out the awards this year ...
I went to a number of these presentations, back in the merry nineties. I was always impressed with the level of creativity, talent and all-around joie de vivre the shorts displayed. Animation studios were hauling the films' creators away to full-time employment shortly after the theater lights went up, many of them long before graduation.
As to the number of animators/creators who get spirited away now, I've no idea.