John Musker receives the Pulcinella Award for Career at the Cartoons On The Bay

 John Musker receives the Pulcinella Award for Career at the Cartoons On The Bay
The 28th edition of the Cartoons On The Bay International Festival of Animation, Transmedia, and Meta Arts kicked off in on Wednesdya, May 29 (Pescara 29 May- June 2, 2024) and during this edition, the highlights included guest stars such as John Musker, Leslie Iwerks, Juanio Guarnido, and Sara Pichelli. 

The festival poster, designed by Silvia Ziche, features her character Lucrezia. Over three hundred works from nearly fifty countries compete for the Pulcinella Awards, with "Sport" as the theme to celebrate the upcoming Olympics, and Spain as the guest nation.

Organized by Rai and Rai Com with artistic direction by Roberto Genovesi, the event features collaborations with Rai Kids, RaiPlay, Rai Radio Kids, Rai Radio 2, and Rai Libri. The festival includes panels, keynotes, and masterclasses at Aurum, and concerts in Piazza della Rinascita. Highlights include the national premiere of Thomas Cailley's film "The Animal Kingdom" and a stop-motion exhibition by Stefano Bessoni.

John Musker received the Pulcinella Award for Career Achievement, with special awards going to Leslie Iwerks and Juanjo Guarnido. Sara Pichelli received the Sergio Bonelli Award. The festival also features the mascots of the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games, and programs for the public, cinema, and schools, including screenings and educational activities with notable guests like volleyball champion Andrea Lucchetta.