Book publication announcement

Take a bite out of Tom Sito’s ‘Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook’

Boca Raton, FL – Tom Sito, the legendary animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, and other classic works, brings together the perfect fusion of culinary skill and animation in his new cookbook, Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook. Sito’s book is a celebration of the works from legendary animation artists from around the world. These include twelve Academy Award winners, five Emmy Award winners, and legendary animators from Hollywood’s Golden Age, to modern masters.

Not only does he demonstrate examples of their works, but he includes their favorite personal recipe and an anecdote from their professional lives that relates to food. This provides a rare look behind the scenes of some of animation’s most memorable films.

These are usable recipes you can make yourself, tested and adapted by Robert Lence, animator and gourmet (Toy Story, Shrek). Eat, Drink, Animate includes never before seen photos and illustrations along with recipes for main dishes, drinks, deserts and snacks, ranging from elegant to simple.

On April 13th, 2019 at the CTN Studio in Burbank, CA, there will be a book signing event where Tom Sito will be highlighting his favorite recipes.

Tom Sito will be a featured guest speaker at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which is held June 10 – 15, 2019 in Annecy, France. He has been invited to speak about Food in Animation and will be signing copies of Eat, Drink, Animate.

Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook  is available via CRC Press:

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About the Author:
Tom Sito is an animator, historian and professor of animation at the University of Southern California. His movie credits include Beauty and the Beast (1991), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Osmosis Jones (2001) and Shrek (2001). In addition, TV series such as The Superfriends (1978), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983), and She-Ra The Princess of Power (1985). Winner of the June Foray Award (2011) from ASIFA/Hollywood. He has lectured on animation around the world and is President Emeritus of The Animation Guild Local 839 Hollywood. Member of the Board of Governors of The Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences.

He is the author of several books, including: Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson (UK press, 2006), Timing for Animation (2009), Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation (MIT Press 2013), and Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook (CRC Press, 2019)

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