The Fifth Annual Disney Institute Animation Event
Drawn To Be Bad
August 18-23, 2002


AUGUST 18-23, 2002

For reservations, please call 407-827-7600

ORLANDO, FL – “Drawing” a collection of some of the world's greatest animators to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, the Disney Institute prepares to host its 5th Anniversary Animation Event August 18-23, 2002. During this enriching event, Disney Institute brings together animation enthusiasts with some of the top names in the world of professional animation.

After several attempts, the Disney villains have taken control over the event and are planning a wickedly fun time. Beware, for they are plotting new ways to subject you to a grueling schedule of workshops, artist presentations, and team projects. They will have you dreaming, theming, and scheming with other shady characters who are also interested in the torturous world of animation.

Over the event's five days, world-class animators share their real life secrets of producing outstanding animation as you take part in special presentations, attend screenings of Disney films, and team produce an animated short film. For the 5th anniversary event we will once again have the frightfully funny and always spellbinding Jeff Kurtti as our moderator. Jeff is a renowned animation historian and author of titles including Treasure Planet: The Legend, the Lore, and the Loot; Atlantis: Journal of Milo Thatch; and The Art of Mulan.

For reservations to this one-of-a-kind anniversary event, please call 407-827-7600. Register by May 1 and, as a special gift, you will receive a Limited Edition Walt Disney World illustration created by Don “Ducky” Williams. The cost for the 5th Anniversary Disney Institute Animation Event is $1,549* per person and includes the following: *Double occupancy for two people attending the event together and staying in the same room. Price for single occupancy is $1,906.97 per person.

  • 6-day/5-night resort accommodations at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Animation workshops, team production experience, and a copy of the team animated film
  • Visiting artist presentations
  • Welcome reception, daily lunches, final screening and wrap party
  • Complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort

Local and discounted packages are available. See below for more details. Space is limited, so contact us right away for reservations!

Again, be on the lookout for those pesky villains who are causing mayhem with this year's event, and be sure to let other unfortunate souls know about the event so they too can join in the sinister fun and rub elbows with the best of the underworld.

For more details, you can e- mail us at

Local and Special Packages: (Do NOT include hotel accommodations.)

  • Local Packages are available for guests living within 40 miles of the Walt Disney World® Resort. The package price is $1,249 per person. (Proof of residency required.)
  • Packages discounted by 10% are also available for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders and Disney Club and Disney Vacation Club members. The discounted package price is $1,124. (Proof of membership required.)

*Note: Artist appearance schedules are subject to change at any time.