Behind the Scenes of Disney and Pixar’s SparkShorts film Kitbull (2019) with Director Rosana Sullivan

FREE | Registration Required
Wed, Feb 28 | 5:30pm PT
Zoom Webinar

Join us as Pixar Animation Studios’ Rosana Sullivan shares her process directing Kitbull (2019), a Disney and Pixar SparkShorts film about the unlikely friendship between a Pitbull and a kitten.

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Tickets for Behind the Scenes of Disney and Pixar’s SparkShorts film Kitbull (2019) with Director Rosana Sullivan are available as follows:

  • All member levels: Reserve tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14 at noon PST via the Member Portal.
  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available beginning Thursday, February 15 at noon PST online.

About the Speaker

Rosana Sullivan joined Pixar Animation Studios in April 2011. She worked as a story artist on Disney and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur (2015), Incredibles 2 (2018), and Onward (2020), in addition to the Academy Award®-winning feature film Coco (2017). Sullivan also directed the SparkShorts film Kitbull, that debuted in February 2019 and was nominated for an Academy Award®. She most recently worked on the Disney and Pixar feature Turning Red (2022) and is currently working on an unannounced project.

As a story artist, Sullivan provides visual storytelling to a project’s script pages, utilizing compositional staging, environment, and character blocking. Each storyboard aims to maximize drama and entertainment, while making the story point as clear as possible. Story artists have to draw characters’ acting choices, camera moves, and limited effects animation to sell an idea or emotion.

Prior to working at Pixar, Sullivan attended the University of San Francisco before earning an internship with Pixar University. She later attended Academy of Art University and worked for Kabam, a gaming studio in San Francisco.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Sullivan grew up in Texas and San Francisco.

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