Leslie Iwerks is awarded the Pulcinella Special Award 2024

Cartoons On The Bay honors the talent of American producer, director and writer Leslie Iwerks with the Pulcinella Special Award 2024. The award ceremony will take place on June 1st, during the 28th edition of the Festival, directed by Roberto Genovesi. Cartoons On The Bay, promoted by Rai and organized by Rai Com, is scheduled to be held in Pescara from May 29th to June 2nd. Highly esteemed by critics and audiences alike, Leslie Iwerks has directed and produced successful documentaries and short films such as Recycled Life an Oscar-nominated work, and The Pixar Story a film nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Among her recent accomplishments is the documentary 100 Years of Warner Bros. Continuing an illustrious family tradition in the world of animation and cinema, she is the granddaughter of Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, the animator and co-creator of Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney. Leslie Iwerks serves as CEO and founder of Iwerks & Co., a multimedia production company based in Los Angeles and New Orleans, that over the years has become a reference for some of the industry’s greatest creative minds.