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GRAPHIC Festival 2012 @ Sydney Opera House

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2 days of creative talks, stories and performances
The third annual Graphic Festival returns to Sydney Opera House on November 10 and 11. This year's program is filled with exciting talks and shows with the best in the creative industry.

The highlight of this festival is undoubtedly the "PIXAR: Behind the Screens" talk with Lee Unkrich, the Academy Award winning director of the 2010 animated movie, Toy Story 3. Lee Unkrich has been working with Pixar since 1994. He started out as a film editor and eventually rose to become a director and co-directed many of Pixar's hit films like Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo. Lee Unkrich will take the audience behind the scenes and to the inner workings of one of the biggest animated film studios in the world.

Pixar: Behind the Screens
Pixar: Behind the Screens

Some of the other programs include "Fat Freddy's Drop: Blackbird", An animated and illustrated album preview". New Zealand's nine time platinum Fat Freddy's Drop will present an animated and illustrated live performance of their fourth album Blackbird.

Also Elefant Traks will be paying a musical tribute to the magical world of the brilliantly creative Dr Seuss in "Dr Suess meets Elefant Traks". This show will feature over 25 musical performances from The Herd, Hermitude, Sietta Joelistics, Unkle Ho, Urthboy, The Tongue, Jimblah, Jayteeof the Last Kinection and more.

Dr Suess meets Elefant Traks
Dr Suess meets Elefant Traks

Another key event is the "Animal Logic's History of Computer Animation" talk. Australian animation studio Animal Logic, who have brought us international hits such as Happy Feet and Legends of Guardians will take audience through the origin of computer animation, its evolution and what is expected in the future.

The american cartoonist, Peter Bagge who is the creator of Hate, Neat Stuff, Sweatshop and many other comics, will discuss his dark humoured work in "Peter Bagge's HATE! and other neat stuff".

Some of the other events include "The Good Game: Roffle Cup" which is a live quiz show for the gamers out there; a performance which combines Radio with comic strips and live performances in "Radio with Pictures" presented by some of Australia's most comical storytellers and finally "Gaming Workshops:Game Level Design" where the audience will be introduced to the Unreal Development Kit which is a program used for creating game levels.

This year's GRAPHIC Festival caters to a diverse range of creative talks and shows. Whether your a gamer or an old fashioned radio lover, there is something for everyone. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased on

Ticket Prices are as follows:
Pixar: Behind the Screens - $39
Fat Freddy's Drop"Blackbird - $59 - $74
Dr Suess meets Elefant Traks - $29 - $59
The Good Game: Roffle Cup Live - $29
Animal Logic's history of Computer Animation - $19
Peter Bagge's Hate! and other neat stuff - $19
Radio with Pictures - $19
Gaming Workshop - $20
(If you purchase 3 or more events you get a 30% reduction)

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Why? A special weekend with the best in the creative industry
When: Nov 10-11
Phone: 61 2 9250 7777
Where: Sydney Opera House
Cost: Ranges from $19 - $75
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