By Pamela TOM

INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT INC. - as SALES All rights, North America

Documentary - Completed 2015

Tyrus is an award-winning documentary film about the inspiring life, art, and enduring impact of Chinese-American artist and Disney Legend, Tyrus Wong.

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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pamela TOM
    • Writer(s)
    • Pamela TOM
    • Producer(s)
    • Gwendolyn WYNNE, Tamara KHALAF, Pamela TOM
    • Synopsis
    • TYRUS tells the unlikely story of Guangzhou-born, American artist Tyrus Wong, who overcame a life of poverty and racism to become a celebrated painter (who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse), Hollywood sketch artist, and 'Disney Legend' for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film Bambi. Filmmaker Pamela Tom's tour-de-force film makes meticulous use of Tyrus Wong's exquisite art, archival footage, illuminating interviews and commentary from Wong himself to document how his unique style -- melding Chinese calligraphic and landscape influences with contemporary Western art -- is found in everything from Disney animation and live-action Hollywood studio films (Rebel Without a Cause, The Wild Bunch, April in Paris) to Christmas cards, hand-painted California dinnerware, Depression-era WPA paintings, kites, and fine art. The film corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited figure who passed away in 2016 at the age of 106.
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