Will Vinton

University of Art and Design January 17th, 2006Will Vinton, the Animation Pioneer is visiting Miami this January and comes to the Miami International University of Art and Design in Downtown and Books & Books in Coral Gables. Mr. Vinton, also known as the father of Claymation, is scheduled to visit the university on January 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. to speak to students and faculty about his career in the art of animation. He will also be appearing at Books & Books that evening at 6:00 p.m. to promote his new graphic novel Jack Hightower. Vinton has been in the animation field for quite some time. He coined the phrase Claymation, and went on to introduce several new brands of animation to audiences around the world by launching the careers of the California Raisins, the Noid, Dinosaurs “Herb & Rex,” M&M’s “Red & Yellow” and The PJs’ Thurgood Stubbs that aired on The WB Network. Winner of Oscar, Emmy, and Clio awards, Will Vinton continues to break new ground in computer character animation, Claymation, Stop-motion, and flash animation. Under his new banner, Freewill Entertainment, he has produced and directed a new live action/CG animation hybrid movie called The Morning After. He has also recently ventured into new and exciting territory with the creation of Jack Hightower, a 110-page graphic novel with Dark Horse Comics which will be officially released at Books & Books in Coral Gables that evening. For more information, please call: 305.428.5676

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