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Saturday's Cartoon Art Museum benefit at Pixar Animation Studios looks to be a sell-out

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So why would you want to give the Cartoon Art Museum $199? Because - if you do so - you get to spend some of this coming Saturday ...


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... here.

Yep. One day a year (as part of its annual benefit for the Cartoon Art Museum) Pixar Animation Studios throws open its doors. Allowing members of the general public to head up to the Studio's second floor ...


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... where you can then explore Pixar's gallery space. Which currently features a spectacular display of pre-production art from all of the "Toy Story" films.

Of course, if you'd like to take a little artwork home with you, you could always take part in the Silent Auction. Where you'll then be allowed to bid on original and signed works by Pixar artists and animators.


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Folks who took part in last year's event got to see all sorts of concept art for "Up" ...


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...  not to mention some fun dimensional pieces that Disney's marketing department had created to help promote this Pete Docter film.


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And speaking of films ... One of the high points of your trip to Emeryville will be your visit to Pixar's state-of-the-art screening room. Where you'll then get to watch a selection of Pixar's short films. Among them  "One Man Band," "Lifted," "Presto," "Burn-E" as well as several Cars Toons.

Mind you, the Family Fun Tier level of this Cartoon Art Museum fundraiser is already sold out. But the good news is that are still tickets available for the VIP Screening Tier level. Which not only gets you into the building at 11 a.m. (two hours ahead of everyone who bought tickets at the Family Fun Tier level for this event) but also gets you access to the Pixar Studio Store ...


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... where you'll then be able to purchase Studio-exclusive merchandise at the employee discount rate.

Better yet, you'll be able to dine on some light lunchtime snacks (provided by Café Luxo) ...


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... before you then head into the Studio screening room for a special noontime screening of the 3D versions of Pixar's latest short, "Day & Night" as well as "Toy Story 3" in its entirety. "TS3" director Lee Unkrich will be on hand to introduce this exclusive screening. Afterwards, Pixarian and CAM board member Michael B. Johnson will host a Q & A session with several "Toy Story 3" crew members.

After this screening, event participants with tickets to the VIP Screening Tier level will have the opportunity to chat with Johnson and/or any of the other guest speakers. Better yet, these people will have the chance to explore the Emeryville campus ...


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... and discover all of the great inside jokes & little touches that make the actual Pixar Animation Studio so special.


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Know this, though: There are only a limited number of tickets still available for this annual Cartoon Art Museum fundraiser. The Family Fun Tier level for this event sold out just yesterday. Which means that -- if you'd like to get access to Pixar Animation Studios as part of this year's CAM benefit -- you'd best be ready to cough up some coin. Because non-members have to pay $199 per person for the VIP Screening Tier level, whereas members of the Cartoon Art Museum can purchase their tickets to this very exclusive experience for $149 per person. (Which -- given that an individual CAM membership only costs $35 a year -- may be a smart way to go if you're looking to save a few bucks on your ticket to Saturday's event. Anyway ... )

So if you've always dreamed of going behind-the-scenes at Pixar ...


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... now's your chance. But - that said - you have to move fast here. Given that this Cartoon Art Museum fundraiser gets underway at 11 a.m. this Saturday morning ...


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... More importantly, because there are only a handful of VIP Screening Tier level tickets still available for purchase at this time. So don't dawdle.

For further information about Pixar's 7th annual CAM benefit, please click on this link.

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  • Little correction Lee Unkrich will be hosting the TS3 screening. http://twitter.com/#!/drwave/status/28820105457

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