It’s Ellie Day with Pixar Animator Mike Wu
May 24

  • Show Title:
    It's Ellie Day @CSG
  • Artist:
    Pixar Animator Mike Wu
  • Date and Time:
    May 24th, 1:00pm -4:00pm

It’s Ellie Day at Center Stage Gallery RSVP for this event and/or Pre-Order your book now


Join us for “Ellie Day” Sunday May 24th 1:00pm -4:00pm at Center Stage Gallery 847 Hollywood Way Burbank CA. Ellie is an elephant with a gentle heart and an artistic soul who wants to save her beloved zoo home. Designed, written and created by Pixar animator Mike Wu. In an intimate gallery setting Mike will discuss his inspirations for the book and screen the ‘making of Ellie’ trailer, and discuss his career. Gain insider information from the Cal Arts graduate who went on to contribute to such films as Monsters University, Brave, Up, Ratatouille, Cars, The Incredibles at Pixar and Home on the Range, Atlantis, Tarzan, Mulan and Hercules at Walt Disney Animation.

Ellie trailer from Mike Wu on Vimeo.

12:30pm-1:00pm Meet & Greet
1:00pm-2:00pm  Portfolio Critique (To signup for porfolio critique CLICK HERE)
2:00pm-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-3:30pm Book Launch Presentation
3:30pm-4:30pm  Q+A and Book Signing

PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE sign up: Sign Up is separate for the portfolio critiques CLICK HERE. You pre-apply for a critique and the artist will select up to 5 portfolios to critique. Those who are selected to have their portfolio critiqued will receive a free Ellie Tote Bag. You must have already rsvp’d for this event and know your CTNEVT order ID number.

INTERVIEW WITH MIKE WU from GeekDad: “Last week I had the opportunity to chat with Pixar artist Mike Wu about his upcoming children’s book Ellie, a heartwarming story of self-discovery and hope……..CLICK HERE 

The Center Stage Gallery
847 N. Hollywood Way #100
Burbank, CA 91505

About the Author:
Mike Wu is an animator at Pixar, where he has worked on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, and Toy Story 3, among other movies. He has a BFA in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts, and he is the creator of “Ellie: The Zoo is Closing” and a children’s clothing and gift line Tiny Teru. Mike lives in the Bay Area with his family. This is his first book. Visit him online at

 About the Book:
“Ellie: The Zoo is Closing” by Mike Wu
 9.5 x 11.5
 Full Color
 40 Pages Price $16.95
Ellie and her friends want to save their home, but Ellie’s just a baby elephant, and she doesn’t know what she can do to help. While the other animals are busy working, Ellie finds a brush and some paints, and gives the zoo a big splash of color! Will her bright new talent be enough to keep the zoo’s gates open for good?

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