Thursday, March 29, 2007

Meet the Robinsons opens at theaters Fri, Mar 30; sketches, sculpture & paintings from movie on display at Artspace, Shreveport

A Day with Wilbur Robinson is Bill Joyce's beguiling story about his kind of perfectly wacked family. The story is all retro sci-fi, word play and art deco and is a charmer for adults. Probably kids, too.

Some 17 years later the story has become an animated movie from Disney called Meet the Robinsons.

Ah, Los Angeles. It might be fun to know how much money Wilbur and the Hollywood Process generated for writers, designers and execs over the almost 2 decades of Maybes and Maybe nots. Nah; we probably don't want to know.

Part of the process was taking Joyce's characters and story idea and spinning it into a spritzer of hijinks via the Disney machine.

Here's Alex Kent's interview with Joyce on the movie's lengthy journey.

It will be fun to see how much entertainment can be conjured from a small story that rode upon charismatic illustrations.

Meet the Robinsons opens March 30. Equally cool: the regional audience can add value to their movie bucks by going to Artspace to view an exhibit called The Art of Disney's Meet the Robinsons. There you will see Joyce art and the contributions of the Disney team.

The Artspace exhibit opens Sat and will stay through Aug. 11.
Visiting the exhibit is free.

Kids' make-and-take art activities based on Meet the Robinsons are waiting downstairs in the Anderson Family Fun-a-torium; there the fee is $5.
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Artspace, 710 Texas, Shreveport.
675-6535
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays;
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Don't overlook a lunch or snack from D'Agostino's Cafe upstairs at Artspace.

Also fun: WilliamJoyce.com.

1 comment:

trudeau said...

The exhibit-opening party is Fri, Mar 30, 7:30 pm, at Artspace.