Events at the Charles M. Schulz Museum give our visitors opportunities to: meet professional cartoonists; view some of Schulz’s favorite movies; create hands-on crafts; learn about different cartooning techniques; and attend Members-Only parties. In addition to our special events listed below, be sure to check out what happens at the Museum EVERY DAY! Events are included in the price of admission, unless otherwise noted.
Please also note that events listed below are subject to change; check back here for the most up-to-date information.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Aphton Corbin began at Pixar Animation Studios in 2016 as a story artist on the Academy Award®-winning feature Toy Story 4. As a story artist, Corbin helps the director visualize their film in storyboard form. She most recently worked as a story artist for the film Soul, set to release on November 20, 2020. Corbin was raised in Richmond and Sacramento, CA, and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts.
Valerie LaPointe began at Pixar Animation Studios as a story intern in 2006. She was a story artist on shorts including Presto and Partysaurous Rex; on several Mater’s Tall Tales; on the Toy Story Toon, Small Fry; and the TV special Toy Story OF TERROR! LaPointe also worked on Academy Award®-winning feature films Brave and Inside Out, as well as The Good Dinosaur. As story supervisor on Toy Story 4, LaPointe oversaw a team of story artists and helped with the writing and development of the film. She most recently directed the Disney+ short Lamp Life. Raised in Virginia Beach, VA, LaPointe received her BFA in art and animation from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and her MFA in animation from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Louise Smythe joined Pixar Animation Studios as a story intern in 2012 and started full-time soon after. Smythe works with the writer, director, and story team to sketch sequences of a film. Her work includes the TV special Toy Story That Time Forgot, and feature films The Good Dinosaur, Cars 3, and Toy Story 4. Most recently she was a story artist on Onward. Smythe earned a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis and studied character animation at the California Institute for the Arts.
Becki Tower joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2008 and has since worked as an animator on several Pixar projects. She was a fix animator on the Academy Award®-winning feature Up, a crowds animator on Academy Award®-winning films Toy Story 3 and Brave, and a character animator on The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory. In 2019, Tower was selected as an animation department head at Pixar. As one of two animation heads, she oversees all aspects of Pixar’s animation team of more than 150 artists to ensure balanced staffing, artistic development, and the nurturing of both departmental culture and depth. She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in computer art with a concentration in traditional animation and minors in both 3D animation and drawing. Tower continued her education at SCAD to earn an MFA in computer animation.