From Hollywood’s first full-length animated feature, Disney’s glorious and haunting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, to the mega-hits of recent years like The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., the Shreks and Toy Stories, moviegoers have thrilled to the art and magic of animation. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents “The Animated Performance: Art Meets Technology,” a program that explores the science and technology behind the art of animation on Friday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening’s special guests include Academy Award winners Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant) and Jan Pinkava (Geri’s Game), Academy Award nominee Bill Kroyer (Technological Threat) and animators Richie Baneham and Steve Hornby (Lord of the Rings Gollum animators), Randy Cartwright, Eric Goldberg, Tom Sito and Kathy Zielinski. [More]