The husband-and-wife team of John and Faith Hubley, who brought a humanistic perspective and a distinctly modern style to postwar American animation, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Oscar®-winning animator and renowned animation historian John Canemaker will host this in-depth look at these two iconoclastic artists.
The films the Hubleys made, together and independently, earned seven Academy Award® nominations and two Oscars®. The Hubleys took home Oscars for “The Hole” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1962) and “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1966) and were nominated for “Windy Day” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1968), “Of Men and Demons” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1969), “Voyage to Next” (Animated Short Film, 1974) and “The Doonesbury Special” (Animated Short Film, 1977, with Garry Trudeau). John Hubley also earned an Oscar for “Moonbird” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1959), and Faith served as producer on the film.