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Growing Up with Nine Old Men – Ted Thomas

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

CTN is proud to present Ted Thomas in an interview and screening of “Growing up With Nine Old Men”.

For those who don’t know, Disney’s Nine Old Men were the original group of core animators who worked for Walt Disney.  Filmmaker Ted Thomas, son of legendary animator Frank Thomas and one of “the nine old men”, has often been asked what it was like growing up with one of Walt Disney’s core group of artists.  In his documentary “GROWING UP WITH NINE OLD MEN”, Ted hits the road to put that same question to the other children of the team that created a new art form and put a lasting stamp on popular culture.  If you’ve seen the films Frank and Ollie and/or Walt and El Grupo, then you’ve seen the wonderful work of Frank Thomas’ son, Theodore (Ted) Thomas. 

Join #CTNers  on Saturday morning Nov 16th at 10:45am at #CTNexpo 2013  for this wonderful and charming account of the lives behind the scenes of the nine old men.

DVDs will be available at the CTN store on site at the event to purchase and and have signed by Ted Thomas.

This session is included with CTN LIVE, VIP 1-day and 3-day expo passport ticket.
To buy tickets to the event  click here.

For more information about Ted Thomas


CTN Celebrates The 5th Anniversary of #CTNeXpo By Focusing On The #CTNers

Saturday, October 26th, 2013


      CTN 2013 is happy to be celebrating its 5th Anniversary with all the  incredible talent we love putting center stage!!!This year we are looking to the future and the talent that we have among the #CTNers. It is because of you all that this expo has been a huge success for the past 5 years.

      We want to hear from you CTNers how many years have you been at the CTNexpo? Whats your favorite memory here at CTN? We want to know!  Share it with us there at social media booth at the show or  using #ILoveCTN ! We look forward to sharing all the exciting things we have lined up for you guys this year!

CTNers @ Wacom Booth #119 Siggraph 2013

Friday, July 19th, 2013

CTN artists share their talent at the Wacom booth #119 during Siggraph

CTN is in the house with WACOM at SIGGRAPH this July 23rd – July 25th at the  Anaheim Convention Center. At booth #119 several Creative Talent Network artists will be showcasing their talent and abilities and how they create for feature films and independent personal projects using a Wacom Cintiq. Each demonstration is one hour and is a great opportunity to meet the talent and see first hand their skill at using a Wacom Cintiq Tablet.

Presentation schedule of artists are:

Tuesday, July 23

  • 10AM – Craig ElliottAfter receiving his training at the Art Center College of Design, Craig began his career in the entertainment industry as a layout and visual development artist.  Today, Craig’s work can be found at virtually all of the major studios and his personal work has developed quite the international fan base.
  • 1PM – Erik MartinWith clients that include Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Interactive, Jim Henson, Nickelodeon and others, Erik is a talented and enthusiastic artist.  When not working digitally, he enjoys painting landscapes with traditional media.
  • 3PM – Craig Elliott - Encore performance.  See above.

Wednesday, July 24

  • 10AM – Brian Kesinger - An Annie award winning artist for Walt Disney Studios and the creator of the popular characters, Otto and Victoria, Brian’s 16 years at Disney has spanned both hand drawn and CG animated films from Tarzan to Wreck-it Ralph.  His debut book, “Walking Your Octopus,” showcases his style, wit and ability to tell engaging stories.
  • 1PM - Armand Baltazar - A senior designer with Pixar Animation Studios, Aramand’s credits include work on Cars 2, Brave and other films.  He exhibits his fine art in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco and enjoys speaking and teaching at universities around the country.
  • 3PM – Armand BaltazarEncore performance.  See above.

Thursday, July 25

  • 10AM – Brett Bean - As a freelance character designer for clients that include Disney TV, Nerd Corps, Wizards of the Coast and Disney Interactive, Brett brings 10 years of design experience to the table.  Bretts recently funded  graphic novel, “Spaced Out – The Story of Fil & Mantis will be coming out later this year.
  • 1PM - Armand SerranoCelebrating more than two decades in the animation industry, Armand currently hangs his hat at Walt Disney Animation Studios.  His film credits include Hotel Transylvania, Lilo and Stitch, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Mulan and many more.
  • 2:30PM – Jason ScheierA visual development artist for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Jason has had the opportunity to use his artistic talents in the creation of several films including Kung Fu Panda, Megamind, Turbo, the Croods and Rise of the Guardians.

So please be sure to stop by Booth #119 to meet the talent, see demos and check out the latest tablet technology. Be sure and tell them CTN sent you so you can be entered into a raffle to win a pass to this years CTN animation eXpo held in Burbank CA on November 15-17, 2013!

For information on artists and scheduling contact Kathy at 818-259-1598 or Kathy@creativetalentnetwork.com

For information on locating the Wacom booth or seeing the presentations at SIGGRPAH contact Kelly at 818-404-2931 or Kelly@creativetalentnetwork.com

About the Creative Talent Network

The Creative Talent Network (CTN) is an online community of leading animation professionals whose contributions to the industry can be seen in some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation.  Each year, CTN hosts the “CTN animation eXpo” where members thrill audiences by sharing their amazing artistic talents.  Consult www.ctnanimationexpo.com to discover more about the event, held at the Burbank Convention Center, November 15 – 17, 2013.

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices, particularly its Cintiq family of pen displays, provide professional animators, designers and artists with the ability to explore digital content creation in a comfortable and natural way.

Another great event for the Creative Talent Network!

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