Bruno at Disney’s!
On November 21st, 2013, the illustrious Walt Disney Family Museum in S. Francisco will host an exhibition of Bruno Bozzetto, almost entirely dedicated to “Allegro non Troppo”, an unquestionable homage to “Fantasia”. At the time of the release in the USA, the film was defined as a gorgeous send-up of Fantasia, and Ward Kimball, a Disney legendary animator, regarded it as one of his favorite films.
The exhibition, by the title “Bruno Bozzetto: Animation, Maestro!” is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum and designed by animation historian and critic Federico Fiecconi with the cooperation of Bruno Bozzetto Distribution company.
A collection of about 60 pieces amongst which original pencil animation drawings, cels and backgrounds, is being set up and will be on view in the museum’s Theater Gallery from November 21, 2013 to April 7, 2014. The film screening program will feature a significant part of Bruno’s filmography including the forthcoming blu-ray version of Allegro non Troppo, an absolute novelty.
Bruno a casa Disney!
Il 21 novembre 2013 all’ interno del prestigioso Walt Disney Family Museum di S. Francisco sarà inaugurata una mostra di Bruno Bozzetto interamente dedicata ad “Allegro non Troppo”, indubbio omaggio a “Fantasia”. Alla sua uscita negli Stati Uniti, il film fu accolto e definito come una straordinaria parodia di Fantasia mentre Ward Kimball, leggendario animatore Disney, lo reputò uno dei suoi film preferiti. La mostra dal titolo “Bruno Bozzetto: Animation, Maestro!” è organizzata da The Walt Disney Family Museum e curata dallo storico e critico dell’animazione Federico Fiecconi con la collaborazione della Bruno Bozzetto Distribution.
In allestimento circa 60 pezzi originali tra acetati, scenografie e schizzi a matita che saranno visibili nella Theater Gallery del museo. Il programma prevede la proiezione della parte più rilevante della filmografia di Bruno tra cui, novità assoluta, la versione blu-ray di Allegro non Troppo in imminente uscita.
Dal sito di Walt Disney
Bruno Bozzetto: Animation, Maestro!
November 21, 2013–March 17, 2014
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present the exhibition Bruno Bozzetto: Animation, Maestro! On view in the museum’s Theater Gallery from November 21, 2013 to March 17, 2014 this exhibition organized by animation historian and critic Federico Fiecconi, spotlights some 60 original pencil animation drawings, cels, and backgrounds from the filmography of the renowned Italian animator, director, producer, and cartoonist Bruno Bozzetto (b. 1938). Most of the featured works come from his most celebrated masterpiece film Allegro non Troppo (1976).
Labeled at the time of its U.S. release “a gorgeous send-up of Fantasia,” the mixed animation and live action feature film visually interprets six pieces of classical music by Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Vivaldi, and Stravinsky. In between the animation at the beginning of the film and the black and white live-action sequences at the end there are displays of the fictional animator, orchestra, conductor, and filmmaker, with many humorous scenes about the production of the film. The classical pieces are set to color animation, ranging from comedy to drama. Each of Allegro non Troppo’s episodes shows a different production style, resulting in a truly artistic, brilliantly animated tour de force. An explicit homage to Disney’s Fantasia, Allegro non Troppo represents a high point in the history of animation. The film garnered worldwide acclaim and was praised by Disney Legend Ward Kimball, who called it one of his “favorite animated films of all time.”
Inspired by classic Disney films including Fantasia (1940) and Bambi (1942), Bozzetto debuted in 1953 at the age of 15 with a Donald Duck-themed short. He quickly developed his own distinctive personal style, becoming one of the most eclectic and innovative independent animators, directors, and producers in the industry. For almost six decades, working both independently and through his company Bruno Bozzetto Film, he has produced and created animation shorts, commercials, TV series, and four full-length feature films including the iconic West & Soda (1965) and VIP, my Brother Superman (1968). His short films have also earned an Academy Award nomination, a Berlin Golden Bear, and more than 100 international awards.
Bozzetto’s work represents the perfect link between classic Disney style and a contemporary, modern approach to animation focused on storytelling, character development, brilliant design, and humor. “Bruno Bozzetto’s films have been one of the greatest inspirations for me as an animator and storyteller. He has created some of the funniest animated films ever made and is one of the most clever storytellers around. Bruno’s designs are so appealing and his comic timing is truly unsurpassed,” comments John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Earlier this year, Bozzetto was awarded the highly respected ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation/International Animated Film Association) prize “for outstanding achievements in the art of animation.” The award included an original artwork by Bozzetto’s beloved inspiration Tyrus Wong, the art director for Bambi and the inspiration for his “less is more” approach to animation. The exhibition is aptly timed with Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong currently on view through February 3, 2014 in the museum’s Special Exhibition Hall.
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Bruno Bozzetto a Disney: Animation, Maestro!
L'eccellenza italiana dell'animazione in mostra nel regno disneyano dal 21 novembre al 17 marzo.
Altro grande successo per Bruno dopo il prestigioso ASIFA Prize 2012
Bruno Bozzetto (Milano, 3 marzo 1938) è un animatore, fumettista, regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico italiano.
Autore di famosi lungometraggi animati
West and Soda (1965)
Vip - Mio fratello superuomo (1968)
Il signor Rossi cerca la felicità (1975)
Allegro non troppo (1976)
I sogni del Signor Rossi (1977)
Le vacanze del Signor Rossi (1978)
Sotto il ristorante cinese (1987)
e numerosi cortometraggi tra cui Grasshoppers (Cavallette) candidato all'oscar nel 1991
ha vinto centinaia di premi.
Molti dei suoi lavori vedono come protagonista il suo Signor Rossi, simbolo del cittadino italiano medio alle prese con il malcostume della propria società.
A Bruno non piace essere chiamato maestro, ma dopo questa affermazione internazionale della sua bravura, temo dovrà rassegnarsi al titolo.
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