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Tyrus

  • Animation
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Pamela Tom
  • 73 mins

Summary

TYRUS examines the life and work of pioneering Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong. Beginning with his arrival to the immigration detention center at Angel Island in 1919, nine year old Tyrus would overcome a life of poverty, racism, and discrimination to become a renowned painter and Hollywood sketch artist. The film will show how the quiet beauty of Tyrus's eastern influenced paintings caught the eye of Walt Disney and became the inspiration for the classic animated feature Bambi. For the next 25 years, Tyrus brought his artistry to Warner Brothers where his striking storyboards and set illustrations helped set the tone and drama for films such as The Sands of Iwo Jima, Rebel Without a Cause, William Goldman's Harper and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch. At 104, Tyrus is the oldest living Chinese American artist.

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Credits

Cast

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SelfAndreas Deja
SelfPaul A. Felix
SelfKay Fong
SelfEric Goldberg
Self - CuratorEllen Harrington

Crew

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DirectorPamela Tom
ProducerTamara Khalaf
ProducerGwen Wynne
ComposerDerek Baird
EditorTim Craig
EditorWalt Louie
EditorAngela Park
EditorCarl Pfirman

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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