Monday, April 21, 2008


(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) - Tim Pixton, animator for the new Incredible Hulk movie and God of War video game, will give a presentation 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.

“Since the Incredible Hulk isn’t even released yet, our attendees will be among the first to have an insiders’ view into this film,” said Santosh Oommen, academic director for Animation & Media Arts and Graphic Design at the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire. “We have Emmy award-winning feature film animators as instructors, and also expose our animation students to inside views into some of today’s hottest animation from leading animators.”

“Come join us as Tim Pixton takes us to the journey of his work and what it takes to begin a journey as an animator,” Oommen added. “He will talk about working on the Incredible Hulk at Rhythm and Hues as a character animator. He will also talk about what it takes to be a 3d character animator on feature films.”

Other films Pixton has worked on, and will discuss as well, are The Golden Compass and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Pixton has also worked on El Tigre, which is a television show on Nickelodeon, and he has had a stint as a character animator on the God of War game at Sony Games.

Seating is limited. To save your spot, call (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion and Retail Management and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start classes. Courses begin May 8, with offerings in the days, evenings and on weekends for new and reentry students. For details or a tour of the campus call (909) 915-2100, or go on line to


The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes ( with 40 educational institutions throughout North America providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.