On Friday, Powerhouse Animation had a pretty fantastic and surreal experience. Don Bluth & Gary Goldman, the revolutionary Director/Producer team of yours/mine/everyone's favorite childhood animated films came to visit us at the studio.
The Alamo Drafthouse, in conjunction with the good folks at Toy Joy, brought Mr. Bluth & Mr. Goldman to Austin for several screening events this past weekend including The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Secret of NIMH, and An American Tail. While they were here, Powerhouse Co-Founder Bruce Tinnin, who worked for Don Bluth at Fox Animation Studios, was able to coordinate a studio tour, and it was pretty much the greatest.
These talented filmmaking geniuses awed us with their generosity--signing numerous items for the staff and helping to orchestrate several full studio photos. Check out the write-up from the Alamo Drafthouse blog below, and because it had more impact on me than probably anything else from my childhood, the trailer for An American Tail. FIEVEL MOUSEKEWITZ, YOU GUYS!