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September 12, 2003 | Charles Solomon, Special to The Times
Jules Engel, an animation artist and painter known for his work at the Walt Disney, UPA and Format Films studios before establishing the Experimental Animation Program at California Institute of the Arts, died Saturday of natural causes at a hospice in Simi Valley. He was 94. In addition to his teaching and painting, Engel was an independent filmmaker who created nearly three dozen abstract shorts between 1963 and 1998 that were shown at festivals around the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2003 | Charles Solomon, Special to The Times
Jules Engel, an animation artist and painter known for his work at the Walt Disney, UPA and Format Films studios before establishing the Experimental Animation Program at California Institute of the Arts, died Saturday of natural causes at a hospice in Simi Valley. He was 94. In addition to his teaching and painting, Engel was an independent filmmaker who created nearly three dozen abstract shorts between 1963 and 1998 that were shown at festivals around the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995
Jules Engel, the dapper founding director of the experimental animation program at CalArts in Valencia, will be honored tonight for contributions to animation that began 55 years ago with "Fantasia." The occasion will be the 23rd annual Annie Awards--the animation world's highest honor--at the Television Academy Theatre in North Hollywood.
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April 2, 1999 | CLAUDINE ISE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At Tobey C. Moss Gallery, "Spatial Concerns" is a satisfying retrospective of Jules Engel's paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, books and animated films, although it retraces territory that was previously covered in a 1992 Engel exhibition at the gallery. Nevertheless, the show provides an invaluable opportunity to view six decades' worth of work by a pioneering animation artist and abstractionist. Engel looms large in the world of experimental animation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jules Engel, the dapper founding director of the experimental animation program at CalArts in Valencia, will be honored tonight for contributions to animation that began 55 years ago with "Fantasia." The occasion will be the 23rd Annual Annie Awards--the animation world's highest honor--at the Television Academy Theatre in North Hollywood.
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March 1, 1992 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for Westside/Valley Calendar.
Abstract artist and filmmaker Jules Engel has been the director of CalArts' experimental animation program for more than 20 years. When he teaches, he tells students not to be afraid to play while they create. "You must do art with some kind of joy," even if the subject of the piece is serious, he said. "I enjoy doing art. It relaxes me." Engel's recent sculpture and painting at Tobey C. Moss Gallery reflect his delight in the process.
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September 29, 1992
Jules Engel, founding director of CalArts' experimental animation program, has been chosen as the recipient of the Norman McLaren Heritage Award to be given at the Ottowa Animation Festival, which runs Wednesday through Oct. 4. Named for the late pioneering Canadian animator, the award has been given by the Association Internationale du Film Animation-Canada to Engel for his achievements as a mentor at CalArts.
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October 29, 1988
In his review of UCLA's student animation films, we found some of Charles Solomon's statements about the CalArts animation program offensive and untrue ("Animation 'Vision' at UCLA," Oct. 13). We do not consider ourselves to be "rivals" of UCLA, nor are we just "geared to preparing studio animators." While it is true that CalArts has a wonderful character animation department, we are also very proud of our much older and very distinguished motion graphics department run by Jules Engel.
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April 2, 1999 | CLAUDINE ISE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At Tobey C. Moss Gallery, "Spatial Concerns" is a satisfying retrospective of Jules Engel's paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, books and animated films, although it retraces territory that was previously covered in a 1992 Engel exhibition at the gallery. Nevertheless, the show provides an invaluable opportunity to view six decades' worth of work by a pioneering animation artist and abstractionist. Engel looms large in the world of experimental animation.
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April 25, 1994
Loyola Marymount University will screen the regional finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 21st Annual Student Academy Awards on May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the school's Mayer Theater. The screenings are free and open to the public. A jury that includes film editor Jules Engel and Times film critic Peter Rainer will judge the films, and the winners will be announced following the screening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995
Jules Engel, the dapper founding director of the experimental animation program at CalArts in Valencia, will be honored tonight for contributions to animation that began 55 years ago with "Fantasia." The occasion will be the 23rd annual Annie Awards--the animation world's highest honor--at the Television Academy Theatre in North Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1995 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jules Engel, the dapper founding director of the experimental animation program at CalArts in Valencia, will be honored tonight for contributions to animation that began 55 years ago with "Fantasia." The occasion will be the 23rd Annual Annie Awards--the animation world's highest honor--at the Television Academy Theatre in North Hollywood.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1992
Jules Engel, founding director of CalArts' experimental animation program, has been chosen as the recipient of the Norman McLaren Heritage Award to be given at the Ottowa Animation Festival, which runs Wednesday through Oct. 4. Named for the late pioneering Canadian animator, the award has been given by the Association Internationale du Film Animation-Canada to Engel for his achievements as a mentor at CalArts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1992 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for Westside/Valley Calendar.
Abstract artist and filmmaker Jules Engel has been the director of CalArts' experimental animation program for more than 20 years. When he teaches, he tells students not to be afraid to play while they create. "You must do art with some kind of joy," even if the subject of the piece is serious, he said. "I enjoy doing art. It relaxes me." Engel's recent sculpture and painting at Tobey C. Moss Gallery reflect his delight in the process.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1988
In his review of UCLA's student animation films, we found some of Charles Solomon's statements about the CalArts animation program offensive and untrue ("Animation 'Vision' at UCLA," Oct. 13). We do not consider ourselves to be "rivals" of UCLA, nor are we just "geared to preparing studio animators." While it is true that CalArts has a wonderful character animation department, we are also very proud of our much older and very distinguished motion graphics department run by Jules Engel.
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April 17, 2009 | Meg James
Cable channel Nickelodeon, home to "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer," is establishing an endowed scholarship program at the California Institute of the Arts' School of Film/Video for students of animation. "We want to do all that we can to support fledgling talent," said Brown Johnson, Nickelodeon's president of animation. "Setting up this scholarship with CalArts gives us a direct line to some of the best bench-strength in animation talent in the U.S. today."
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