SUNDAY, MARCH 16th, 5:30 pm @ the AERO THEATER in Santa Monica
Hoky Smokes! Did you miss our fantastic day here at the L.E.B. w/ Darrell Van Citters & the lovely June Foray in January? Well, we are going to give you another chance this weekend at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica and they’re bringing friends too!
Not only will Darrell & June be joining us, we will also welcome Cartoon Brewmeister Jerry Beck, series artist Sam Clayberger & writer Allan Burns for a panel discussion on the brilliant, timeless comedy & style of Jay Ward Productions, including the recent adaptation with “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”.
Darrell will be on hand signing , “The Art of Jay Ward Productions” & Jerry will be signing , “The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman” in the lobby at 5:30 pm before 2 hours of Moose & Squirrel, Dudley, Nell, Snidely, Aesop & Son, Hoppity Hooper & more. A night for children of all ages, this Sunday at the Aero, 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
Of course, if Snidely has tied you to the tracks and you can’t make it, signed copies of books will be available here in the store.
And now, here’s something we hope you’ll really like, a little more about these 2 great books :
THE BOOK-The Art of Jay Ward Productions
For the first time ever, treasures from the Jay Ward archives and private collections around the country have been gathered and collected into one place to tell the story behind the funniest TV cartoons ever produced. With almost 1000 images, this book features rare photos and artwork from virtually every Jay Ward production, including some that were never aired. It’s all here: pre-production concept sketches, pitch art, animation drawings, layouts, model sheets, storyboards, cels, backgrounds, publicity drawings, gag drawings and behind-the-scenes photos of the artists who created them.
THE BOOK-The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Make way for Mr. Peabody & Sherman, DreamWorks Animation’s new comedy about a dog and his boy. Yes, you heard right-Mr. Peabody’s IQ is so high, this dog is actually the world’s smartest person! So smart that he’s even invented the WABAC, a time-traveling machine that he and his “pet” boy Sherman use to explore the world throughout the ages. Based on the beloved 1960s cartoon, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a role-reversal reinvention like no other.
Barreling through time, Peabody and Sherman explore the universe, crossing paths with the likes of Marie Antoinette in the French Revolution and da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. But when Sherman uses the WABAC without permission and history starts to spiral out of control, the results are disastrous-and hilarious, thanks in part to a cast that includes such comedic stars as Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, and Mel Brooks. With a rich storyline and vast possibilities for characters and locations, the creative forces at DreamWorks Animation had a field day bringing the film to fruition.
That imaginative spirit is captured here from beginning to end as the DreamWorks team offers fascinating insights on how the vision developed. Concept art, character backgrounds, design inspiration, and exclusive behind-the-scenes information make The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman the ultimate keepsake for families and film fans alike.