Baobab Studios Book Launch & Virtual Panel
June 5, 2021 - June 6, 2021
Opening Reception / Jun 5, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Nucleus celebrates 5 years of Baobab Studios with an in person art exhibition and a virtual panel. Hear from some of the creative minds within this award winning, leading, interactive animation studio. Take a look into the making of their latest interactive adventure Baba Yaga and check out their two new art books: The Art of Baobab: The Beginning and The Art of Baba Yaga. Fans of animation, new media, and storytelling will not want to miss this.
IN GALLERY RECEPTION DETAILS (Saturday, June 5, 5PM - 8PM)
- See some of the concept art from Baba Yaga and other Baobab films
- Admission is FREE
- Go HERE for our COVID protocols.
“BAOBAB AT FIVE: PIONEERING INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING”
FREE ZOOM PANEL / Q&A DETAILS (Saturday, June 5, 1PM - 3PM)
- On Saturday, June 5 from 1PM - 3PM Nucleus will be hosting a 2 hour live panel and Q&A via Zoom.
- Eric Darnell, CCO and Co-Founder
- Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-founder
- Larry Cutler, CTO and Co-founder
- Tracey Miller-Zarneke, Author and Moderator
- more guests to be announced...
Baobab Studios is the leading interactive animation studio.
Our mission: Inspire you to dream by bringing out your sense of wonder. We make YOU matter.
Founded in 2015, Baobab is considered to be the world's leading independent interactive animation studio. Baobab Studios has won an Emmy® Award for Best Interactive Media for every qualifying project the studio has created. Baobab was named Most Innovative Company for 2018 by Fast Company and is creatively led by Eric Darnell, the writer and director of Antz And all 4 Madagascar films. Darnell is the 2nd highest box office grossing animation writer and director of all time.
Crow: The Legend, both a traditional linear animated short film as well as an interactive VR experience, won the most awards of any animated program or series, traditional and/or interactive, at the 2019 Emmy® Awards. Crow also won the 1st ever Annie Award for Best Virtual Reality Production. This story inspired by a Native American legend stars a diverse cast including John Legend, Oprah, Constance Wu, Diego Luna, Liza Koshy, Tye Sheridan, Sarah Eagle Heart, and Randy Edmonds and features Legend’s original song, “When You Can Fly.”
Their most recent release, Bonfire, starring Ali Wong, premiered at The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival to critical-acclaim with how it seamlessly weaved together narrative and interactivity with innovative AI systems. Bonfire released as an exclusive launch partner with Oculus Quest. Bonfire won Best in Show at SIGGRAPH’s inaugural Immersive award, Sandbox Film Festival, Best of 2019 at Venice Film Festival, and is the winner of a Best VR Annie.
Baobab’s Emmy® award-winning VR animation, INVASION!, starring Ethan Hawke, launched to substantial critical-acclaim and has become a top downloaded VR experience. In a first, Hollywood is taking Baobab's VR IP to become a feature film: Roth Kirschenbaum Films (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman) has signed on to adapt INVASION!, Baobab’s first interactive movie into a traditional feature film, Penguin Random House has partnered to turn The Magic Paintbrush into a multi-book series, and MacMillan has partnered to turn INTERCATS into a graphic novel series. Baobab won a second Emmy® for its second immersive animation, ASTEROIDS! starring Elizabeth Banks, an official 2017 Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival selection. Baobab also premiered Jack (Part 1) at The Tribeca Film Festival, a location based immersive theater experience, starring Lupita Nyong'o.
Some artwork may be paid for in installments. Please for details.
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