School of Film Spotlight Series: Bringing Characters to Life: Eric Goldberg

Connelly Auditorium

The School of Film presents the Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to campus to present their work to both public and University audiences. This event is FREE and open to the public.

This month features veteran director, designer and animator Eric Goldberg. With a great gift for gab, an amazing history to draw upon and an amazing ability to draw, period, Eric will discuss his past work with character design and movement and will answer questions about the current state of animation from his engaging and unique perspective. Not to be missed.

Call 215-717-6464 with any questions.

About Eric Goldberg
Eric Goldberg has worked extensively on feature films, commercials and television specials. He is best known for his work at Walt Disney Feature Animation. He was supervising animator of "Aladdin's" wise-cracking Genie, co-director of the successful "Pocahontas," supervising animator of Phil in "Hercules," and he directed, wrote and animated two critically acclaimed sequences for "Fantasia/2000": "Carnival of the Animals" (flamingos with yo-yos) and "Rhapsody in Blue," inspired by famed theatrical caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Eric was also animation director on the live-action/animation feature "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," directed by Joe Dante. On this film, Eric got to handle the entire Warner Bros. menagerie, as well as providing the voices for Speedy Gonzales, Tweety and Marvin the Martian.

At present, Eric is back at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was supervising animator for Louis, the trumpet-playing alligator in Disney's recent hand-drawn animated feature "The Princess and the Frog." Most recently, he served as supervising animator for Rabbit in Disney's upcoming "Winnie-the-Pooh" feature film.

Eric is also the author of Character Animation Crash Course! (Silman-James Press), which has become a useful college textbook for many animation courses around the world.

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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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