Sunday, August 25, 2013

End of Summer Visit to the Toonseum

Well, Summer is coming to and end and this was my last weekend off. I wanted to do something fun and I heard my favorite Cartoon Museum was hosting a "Pop Up Exhibit" of the old Filmation Masters of the Universe Cartoon. If you've been reading Action Figure Adventures for a while you may know that I collect animation cels and have donated some to the Toonseum. I figured some of the art in this exhibit would have come from my collection, so I spend 10 hours in the car round trip on Friday to go out to Pittsburgh to see the art exhibit and drive home.

 The Toonseum is trying out some smaller short run exhibits to gauge interest in various series that way may want to do full gallery exhibits on. This quick exhibit will only be displayed for a total of four weeks and consisted of 12 pieces of original animation art along with four prints of He-Man and She-Ra inspired art. All four animation cels below came from my collection. Hordak, She-Ra are in the top row and Man-at-Arms and Imp are in the bottom row. Three out of the four in this cluster are from the Princess of Power show, while Man-at-Arms is from the original Masters of the Universe.

I had a good time talking with Joe Wos, the Director of the Toonseum. We discussed a lot of the recent super hero movies and some of the things happening at the Toonseum in the near future. Joe pointed out that they had copies of Creating the Filmation Generation in the store portion of the museum. I've been wanting to read it for a while, so I picked up a copy.

Like I said at the beginning, Summer is over. I start back at work on Monday. I'm teaching two new Science classes this year (7th Grade and 9th Grade) along with my Technology Education classes (Woodworking, Photography, 7th and 8th Grade Special). So that's going to keep me pretty busy. On top of that I have a meeting today for the Haunted Hay Ride were I also work. So by the time I get in the swing of things at school, my weekends will become super busy making sure everyone has a scary Halloween season.

I hope to continue to be able to add quality post to AFA on a daily basis, but you know how that works. I'm sure I'll miss a day here and there. I've been pretty happy with what I've written over the Summer. I didn't post quite as many animated video reviews as I wanted, but I think the Retro Con commercial is one of my favorite animated videos I've worked on recently.

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1 comment:

  1. I have to imagine this time of year for you is just crazy Kevin.