© 2019 by Mindy Johnson Creative

2017 Speaking Experiences

2018 Events

FRIDAY

1/12/18

    ORLANDO, FL     

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Epcot® World Showcase / Orlando, FL

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Presentation

Trailblazing Ladies of Walt Disney's Animation

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Art of Disney at Epcot

Epcot® Future World / Orlando, FL

 

Book Signing

SATURDAY

1/13/18

Art of Disney at Disney Springs

Book Signing

1780 East Buena Vista Drive / Orlando, FL 32830

    ORLANDO, FL     

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Odyssey Festival Showplace

Epcot® World Showcase / Orlando, FL

SUNDAY

1/14/18

    ORLANDO, FL     

11:00am – 12:15pm

1:00pm – 2:00pm

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Workshop

Pencils, Paint & Pixels – How Women Transformed
Walt Disney's Animation

Art of Disney at Epcot

Epcot® Future World / Orlando, FL

 

Book Signing

SUNDAY

1/21/18

2:00pm

Barnes & Noble
Media City Center – Burbank, CA

731 North San Fernando Boulevard /

Burbank, CA 91502

Group Book Signing to Include:

Mindy Johnson – Ink & Paint –
      The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

Don Hahn – Yesterday's Tomorrow –
      Disney's Magical Mid-Century

Dave Bossert – Oswald The Lucky Rabbit 
      and 
The Art of Tennessee Loveless

MONDAY

1/22/18

5:30pm Lecture

USC Graduate School -
Business of Animation

John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts

930 West 34th Street / Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

PIXAR Animation Studios 

(Private Event)  

Presentation and Book Signing

WEDNESDAY

1/24/18

 

 

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA     

Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet

Edmonds Community College, Black Box Theater

20000 68th Avenue West / Lynnwood, WA 98036

SATURDAY

1/27/18

1:30pm Showtime

(doors open at 1pm)

    SEATTLE, WA     

MiceChat Anniversary
Author Panel Event

The Anaheim Hotel (across from Disneyland)

1700 South Harbor Boulevard / Anaheim, CA 92802

Participating Authors:

Mindy Johnson – Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

Dave Bossert – Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons

FRIDAY

2/2/18

6:30pm – 9:00pm

    ANAHEIM, CA     

SATURDAY

2/3/18

12:00pm – 2:00pm

EVENT INFO

El Capitan Theater /
Disney's Soda Fountain & Studio Store Hollywood

6834 Hollywood Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA 90028

Group Book Signing to Include:

Mindy Johnson – Ink & Paint –
      The Women of Walt Disney's Animation

Marcy Carriker Smothers – Eat Like Walt

Don Hahn – Yesterday's Tomorrow –
      Disney's Magical Mid-Century

Dave Bossert – Oswald The Lucky Rabbit  and The Art of Tennessee Loveless

FRIDAY

2/9/18

6:30pm

California Institute of the Arts

Seminar Lecture

24700 McBean Parkway / Valencia, CA 91355

MONDAY

2/12/18

7:00pm

Open to the Public

ArtCenter College of Design

Presentation 

1700 Lida Street / Pasadena, CA 91103

SATURDAY

2/17/18

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Ryman Arts Benefit

Book Signing

12021 Harbor Blvd. / Anaheim, CA 92840

Featuring:

Marcy Carriker SmothersEat Like Walt
Mindy Johnson
Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, along with Jane BaerAnimator –
Sleeping Beauty / The Rescuers / Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

SATURDAY

3/3/18

2:00pm

Barnes & Noble
Media City Center – Burbank, CA

731 North San Fernando Boulevard / Burbank, CA 91502

Women's History Month Book Signing with Women Artists of Disney Animation:

Gretchen AlbrechtInk & Paint Department Head
Jane Baer
Animator
       Sleeping Beauty / The Rescuers / Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Karen Comella
Supervisor Color Models
Phyllis Fields
Assistant Paint Supervisor
Beth Ann McCoy-Gee
Color Model Mark-up
Teri McDonald
Assistant Final Check Supervisor
Robyn Roberts Parra
Supervisor 2D Animation Processing

WEDNESDAY

3/7/18

6:00pm

Mark Taper Auditorium

Ladies of Animation Panel Event / LA Public Library

630 West 5th Street / Los Angeles, CA

Leading Ladies of Animation

Join Mindy Johnson, historian & author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, as she pulls back the celluloid curtain on the rich history of women who animate and meet these leading ladies of the animated art form.

Panelists:

Kathy Zielinski – Lead Animator

Lorna Cook – Director / Animator / Story Artist

Sue Kroyer – Animator / Art Director / Layout / Producer

Jane Baer – Animator / Studio Head

Gretchen Albrecht – Ink & Paint Department Head

WEDNESDAY

3/14/18

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Hollywood Heritage Museum /
Evening at the Barn

Presentation & Book Signing

2100 N. Highland Ave. / Los Angeles, CA 90068

All ticket costs go to Hollywood Heritage Museum

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL     

FRIDAY

3/16/18

USITT Conference & Stage Expo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

    NEW YORK     

MONDAY

3/19/18

8:30pm

Pratt Institute

Presentation & Book Signing

Myrtle Hall 4E3

200 Willoughby Avenue / Brooklyn, NY 11205

TUESDAY

3/20/18

6:30pm

    NEW JERSEY     

Ocean County Library - Toms River Branch

Presentation & Book Signing

101 Washington Street / Toms River, NJ 08753

TUESDAY

3/27/18

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Disney Consumer Products and
Interactive Media

(Private Event)

Presentation and Book Signing

FRIDAY

3/30/18

7:00pm

    SACRAMENTO, CA     

Stage Nine Gallery VIP Event

Event & Book Signing

102 K Street / Sacramento, CA 95814

SATURDAY

3/31/18

Time TBD

    SACRAMENTO, CA     

Stage Nine Gallery Public Event

Event & Book Signing

102 K Street / Sacramento, CA 95814

40th Annual Communications Week

Presentation & Book Signing

Cal State University Fullerton Campus

College of Communications

2600 Nutwood Avenue / Fullerton, CA 92831

WEDNESDAY

4/25/18

7:00pm

    FULLERTON, CA     

SATURDAY

4/28/18

2:30pm

TCM Classic Film Festival

Presentation & Book Signing

Chinese Multiplex House 6

6801 Hollywood Boulevard / Hollywood, CA 90028

An Invisible History:
Trailblazing Women of Animation

Author and Historian Mindy Johnson takes you behind the celluloid curtain into the widely unseen world of ink pens, paintbrushes, pigments, pencils and pixels. Johnson’s groundbreaking research widens the lens to reveal the invisible half of our collected animated past, featuring women whose pioneering work redefines the cinematic roots of film animation. This landmark event features a once-in-a-lifetime panel of trailblazing and award-winning women, including Academy Award-winning director, Brenda Chapman; DreamWorks Animation studio head, Bonnie Arnold; and leading artists who worked on such classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, The Lion King, Brave, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, How To Train Your Dragon and many more! Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with an introduction by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs at the Academy.

 

In attendance:

Gretchen Albrecht, Bonnie Arnold, Brenda Chapman, Randy Haberkamp, Mindy Johnson, Lorna Pomeroy-Cook, Tina Price, Jane Shattuck-Baer, Amy Smeed, Kathy Zielinski

THURSDAY

5/3/18

3:00pm – 5:00pm

College of the Canyons

Presentation & Book Signing with animator Jane Baer

Humanities Department / Hasley Hall - Theater 101

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road / Santa Clarita, CA 91355

To be Human is to be Recognized...

An Invisible History —
Trailblazing Women of Walt Disney's Animation

TUESDAY

5/22/18

Peter Pan Blu-ray Release
Press Event

Walt Disney Studios
(Private Event)

SATURDAY

6/2/18

 

5:30pm Doors

6:30pm Live Music

8:30pm Movie

Peter Pan Family Screening

Park Center / Griffith Park

4670 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027

    65TH ANNIVERSARY     

WEDNESDAY

6/6/18

10:30am – 12:00pm

Peninsula Lecture Series

Presentation & Book Signing with special guests

Hesse Community Park

29301 Hawthorne Blvd. / Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

How Women Transformed Walt Disney's Animation

    LAS VEGAS, NV    

FRIDAY–SUNDAY

6/8/18–

6/10/18

(multiple events)

Magical Memories Galleries
Las Vegas

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South #T06A / Las Vegas, NV 89109

Please check links above for further details.

SATURDAY

7/14/18

    SEATTLE, WA     

    SOLD OUT    

Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet

Lynnwood Convention Center

3711 196th St SW / Lynnwood, WA 98036

Presentation & Book Signing (along with Dave Bossert and Don Hahn)

DISNEY RARITIES: A RARE LOOK AT DISNEY HISTORY

THURSDAY

6/28/18

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Architecture & Beyond Series

Los Feliz Branch Library

1874 Hillhurst Avenue / Los Angeles, CA 90027

Presentation & Book Signing

INK & PAINT – THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION

    SAN DIEGO, CA     

FRIDAY–SUNDAY

7/19–7/22/18

Comic-Con® International: San Diego

San Diego Convention Center

111 W. Harbor Drive / San Diego, CA 92101

FRIDAY

7/20/18

10am – Panel Event

The Genius of Animation Problem-solving in Character and Story

 

12:30–1:15pm

Book Signing – Disney Publishing Booth

    OTTAWA, CANADA     

SATURDAY

9/29/18

 

Ottawa International Animation Festival 

September 26–30, 2018
Ottawa, Canada

Presentation & Book Signing

 

SUNDAY

10/7/18

10:30am – 11:30am

10/5–10/7/18

Los Angeles Symposium – USC

John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts

930 West 34th Street / Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

Presentation & Book Signing

An Invisible History – Trailblazing Women of Animation

    TORONTO, ON     

SATURDAY–SUNDAY

11/3/18–

11/4/18

(multiple events)

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

Details to follow