Monday, May 04, 2009

The Powder & the Glory on KCET in L.A.

This is just a quick blurb for everyone out in L.A. (I'm talking to all you west coast animators!) that the documentary The Powder & the Glory is airing this week on Thursday May 7, 2009 at 9:30 PM on KCET (Channel 28, I believe). The film features several short animations I created at FableVision, most of which you can view at this earlier post when it premiered nationwide in most cities on PBS in March. This is the first airing of the documentary in Los Angeles.

In brief, it is "The story of how two pioneering entrepreneurial women—Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein—created an industry, became global rivals and cultural icons, and changed the way we look at ourselves." The animations re-enact often humorous and interesting moments in their lives.

For more info, visit the official PBS website (which features one of the animations in a trailer)

And here is the official website of the documentary.


Sherm said...

Thanks for the heads-up...I caught the show on KCET and had a great time. I love it when good storytellers can make history and sociology so engaging. Your cartoons really added a special accent to the film. Congrats on a great job ^_^

Bob Flynn said...

Thanks for watching, Sherm! It's a fun documentary, and yeah...I think the animations added a unique touch. Clever of Arnie and Ann Carol to think of it, and I thank them for the opportunity.