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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 18, 2000

Animator Returns Home for Talk

Sacramento native and Pixar Animation Studios animator Bobby Podesta will talk about bringing Toy Story 2 characters Woody and Buzz to life in the Golden Globe Award-winning film during a free event Friday, April 7 at California State University, Sacramento.

The talk, called "A Pixar Animator's Life" will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union Auditorium during the 8th annual Festival of the Arts (April 2-9).

Podesta, who also worked on A Bug's Life, grew up in Sacramento and attended Christian Brothers High School. The Sacramento Bee ran his weekly comic strip in the Sidetracks section from 1991 to 1993.

After high school, he attended the California Institute of the Arts located just north of Los Angeles. While there, he completed several short films, including the short Smoke…, which earned him an Emmy award.

Podesta is currently working on the film Monsters Inc., due out in 2001.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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