Kingmakers honored to showcase films in Pixar Theater

KOO Films screening at Pixar Theater

2/19/24  Emeryville, Calif. – It was a moment of pride and joy for Kingmakers of Oakland as their animated short films took center stage at the iconic Pixar campus during their Black History Month celebration. As the creators of “Glisten” and “I’m a King,” seeing their work showcased in the hallowed halls of Pixar was a dream come true.

Pixar, renowned worldwide for its unparalleled storytelling prowess, hosted a special screening event organized by employees Theodore Hollingsworth and Eric Pearson. The event, aptly named Black Indie Animation Night, highlighted the creativity and talent within the Black animation community.

Having previously triumphed at the 2023 AfroComicon, where both films secured top honors, the Kingmakers team felt honored to have their creations displayed in the esteemed Pixar theater. As the audience marveled at the captivating narratives and stunning visuals, it was evident that “Glisten” and “I’m a King” had found a new home among the pantheon of animation legends.

For Kingmakers of Oakland, this moment served as a testament to the power of storytelling and the boundless possibilities when diverse voices are uplifted and celebrated. As the credits rolled and applause filled the theater, it was a reminder that dreams, no matter how big, are always within reach. We send a special thanks to Brothers Theo and Eric for having the vision and commitment to highlight Black filmmakers and narratives.

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