The Making of The Inventor (2023) with Director Jim Capobianco

$15 members
$30 adults | $25 seniors and students (with ID) | $20 youths
FREE for children ages 5 and under, Registration Required
Sat, Mar 2
Screening begins at noon, Talk and Q&A to follow

Join us for a special screening of The Inventor (2023)—a stop-motion journey through Leonardo da Vinci's curious mind and groundbreaking inventions—written and directed by Jim Capobianco, known for his Academy Award®-nominated story work on Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007). Following the screening, Capobianco will give a presentation on the making of the film.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for The Making of The Inventor (2023) with Director Jim Capobianco are available as follows:

  • Walt's Circle Donors: Purchase tickets online beginning Tuesday, January 23 at noon PST by emailing
  • Supporter, Founding, and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets online beginning Wednesday, January 24 at noon PST by emailing
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Thursday, January 25 at noon PST via the Member Portal.
  • Public (non-members): Purchase tickets online beginning Friday, January 26 at noon PST.

About the Speaker

Jim Capobianco received the 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007). He went on to write and direct the animated “documentary” short film, Your Friend the Rat (2007), for Ratatouille’s home video release, and won the 2008 ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award® for short films. Following Your Friend the Rat, Capobianco directed the critically acclaimed end titles for Disney and Pixar's 2008 release WALL-E. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Capobianco started his career in the Story Department at Walt Disney Feature Animation on The Lion King (1994). After five years at Disney, Capobianco relocated to Pixar Animation Studios where he was influential on the stories of many of Disney and Pixar’s films from A Bug’s Life (1998) to Coco (2017). In 2009, Capobianco finished Leonardo, his first independent film, now in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York City. He also formed Aerial Contrivance Workshop (ACW) a story design studio. With ACW, Capobianco created and directed the 2D animation sequence for Walt Disney Pictures’ Mary Poppins Returns (2018), winning his second Annie Award. Capobianco then served as the Animation Director of Philharmonia Fantastique (2022), an animated fantasia for live symphony. Capobianco has recently written and directed his first feature film The Inventor (2023) and is working on writing and developing numerous scripts and books for children.

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