Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Famed animator Ed Murrieta drops in on local art class

Reported byJamie Miles (special to the citizen) October 23, 2014 on

“This is about art.” — Ed Murrieta.

“Recently, [famed animator Ed] Murrieta braved the drive from Atlanta to Morgan County – on a weekday afternoon no less – to lead a workshop for [illustrator Melinda] Burnett’s middle school and high school art students. Murrieta, a longtime friend of Burnett, has worked with all of the animation greats including Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network. Introducing himself to the expectant young artists he began with smile saying, “I’m not doing cartoons today. This is about art.” A man who worked on such classics as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid and The Powerpuff Girls not talk about cartoons? Well in the end, Murrieta did sketch a few, but the majority of his time was spent discussing the basics of drawing.”

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