The Hilbert Museum of California Art kicks off its new Animation Arts Series of talks and events with two lectures by Disney greats. Disney Legend (TM) Floyd Norman will give a free talk on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7 p.m., and Michael Giaimo, art director of Frozen and the upcoming Frozen II, will offer a free talk on Saturday, October 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Both lectures will take place in the Main Gallery of the Hilbert Museum. Both events are free and open to the public, but because of the limited seating available in the museum, attendees must obtain a ticket in advance online, and bring the printed ticket to the event. Ticket links are listed below.

 Floyd Norman

Floyd Norman

Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. — FLOYD NORMAN began working at Disney Studios in 1956 as an in-betweener on Sleeping Beauty, the masterful animated feature overseen by Eyvind Earle. Norman was the first African-American artist to work at Disney on a long-term basis, and he went on to work on such classics as One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone and The Jungle Book. His talks are highly entertaining and packed full of Disney history and stories -- you won't want to miss this!  Presented in connection with our current "MAGICAL VISIONS: The Enchanted Worlds of Eyvind Earle" exhibition, which closes Oct. 13.   TICKET LINK



 Michael Giaimo

Michael Giaimo

Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. — MICHAEL GIAIMO, acclaimed Disney art director of such hits as Frozen and Pocahontas, as well as the upcoming Frozen II, will talk about how he was inspired and influenced by the legendary Disney artist Eyvind Earle (1916-2000), the concept artist of Sleeping Beauty (1959). Presented in conjunction with the current "Magical Visions: The Enchanted Worlds of Eyvind Earle" exhibition at the Hilbert Museum (closes Oct. 13). Admission is FREE, but attendees must obtain a ticket online and bring the ticket to the event. TICKET LINK