Director Valerie LaPointe Presents Pixar’s “Lamp Life”

Valerie LaPointe is a director, writer, and animator with some impressive credits. She shares original story credit on Toy Story 4, and was an artist for Inside Out and Brave. So we’re very excited to have her at the festival to participate in one of our long-running series of animation industry presentations, How Do They Do That?

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Bo Peep in Lamp Life

Valerie has directed several shorts, but her first directorial credit while at Pixar is the new film Lamp Life, starring Toy Story character Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts).

Valerie LaPointe
Director Valerie LaPointe

The short specifically covers the adventures of Bo Peep between the second and third Toy Story films, and paves the way for her growth into the woman of action she becomes in the fourth film. There’s plenty of drama, as we also meet Gabby Gabby (voiced by Christina Hendricks), Bo’s antagonist in Toy Story 4.

Valerie will show a special screening of this new animated short, and follows it up with a presentation with details about the short film’s creation, so this event is a must-see for Pixar fans and those interested in the process of making animation.

Be sure to catch this event on Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30pm, only at BAICFF 2020!

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