When: Sat., Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2007
Any kid who ogled at the slick colors and seductive animation techniques in The Incrediblesor Ratatouille would be stoked for a chance to see the inner-workings of such films and meet the masterminds behind them. Such opportunities come once a year at Pixar Animation Studio's one-day-only Behind the Scenes event, which features screenings of short films, acting classes, self-guided tours of the behemoth galleries and grounds, and an inside look at the filmmaking process from storyboards to reels. Behind the Scenes at Pixarruns from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and costs $100. Proceeds benefit the Emery Ed Funds programs, including scholarships and mini-grants to cultivate fine arts in the EmeryUnifiedSchool District. For tickets or information, visit EmeryEd.org or call 510-601-4999.