Legends of Australian Animation: Oscar winners and nominees talk

HOPEFUL animators will get the chance to learn from Oscar winners and nominees at this talk hosted by ACMI. Hieu Chau has all the information about this event.


If you’re an animation student in Melbourne, you may want to save the date for ACMI’s upcoming ‘Legends of Australian Animation’ event, happening on September 15.

Bringing together the Academy Award winning star power of animators, Adam Elliot, Bruce Petty and Shaun Tan, the evening will see these decorated industry veterans open up about their own stories of success and the Australian animation industry at large. In addition, Academy Award nominated animators Anthony Lucas and Sejong Park will also be joining the conversation that evening . Who better to learn and gain insight from than Oscar nominees and winners?

Bruce Petty was Australia’s first recipient for an Oscar in short animations for his hand-drawn animation, Leisure. He won the Oscar in 1977.

Adam Elliot won an Oscar for his 2004 claymation short, Harvie Krumpet.

Shaun Tan produced his cihldren’s book, The Lost Thing, and ended up turning his own creation into a 3D animated film of the same name, which won an Oscar in 2011.

Anthony Lucas was nominated in 2006 for his animated Gothic-inspired mystery, The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello.

Meanwhile, Sejong Park astoundingly completed his Oscar-nominated short, Birthday Boy, as a student.

ACMI’s Legends of Australian Animation will take place on September 15 at 6.15pm. An adult ticket to the talk is $25.00 while a concession ticket is $20.00. To take part and learn from Australia’s very best animators, head on over to the event’s page over at ACMI’s website for more details.

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