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Animation Insider’s goal is to focus on the blue collared worker of animation; the back bone of the industry. We want to focus on the people in the trenches who make the award winning stuff we love.  Basically if your job is or ever was associated in some way with animated movement, we want to interview you! Even if you’re a big famous hotshot you weren’t always and I’m sure you’ve got great stories to tell! We think everybody has stories to tell from the trenches of animation!

If you’ve ever been in the Animation, Feature film or video game industry, please feel free to send us an email and we will send you the questionnaire!

Frank J. Guthrie

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Frank J. Guthrie, and I’m a Background Painter on Dora The Explorer…

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Let’s see: I was a Locksmith, I worked for UPS loading and unloading the trucks, I worked at In-N-Out Burgers, I drew maps for the Division Od Oil And Gas (oil fields,) for the State of California, I worked at a Mexican spices and candy factory, and I was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Thank you Uncle Sam for paying for my College with the G.I. Bill!

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Dora The Explorer. I was hired to help in the re-design of the show, including developing the look for Diego, Go! Diego! The very successful spin-off show. I also Art Directed another spin-off from Dora The Explorer called Explorer Girls.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I don’t have a specific stage of my life were I can pinpoint the “beginning” of an interest in animation. I know that Continue…

Tyree Morrow

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Tyree Morrow, Co-Founder, Character Designer, and Animator at Creative Overdose Studios.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
I’m not sure if this is crazy but it was fun.  I was a candy cook at a candy store in Savannah.  I made salt water taffy, Pralines and caramel apples.  MMMMMMMMM!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
There are so many.  I’ve worked on a comic book series called “Animus”  where I was a character designer at Neo Gate Creations.  I’ve also worked on the re-release of “Titanic 3d” as a Rotokey animator for Dzignlight Studios.  Recently and the most fun project was helping develop the game “Stra-Tactics” for Grunt Corps.  My team and I were in charge of the animated cut scenes.  We had a lot of fun working on it and even got to play the beta version of the game.    The game is set for release in December.
How did you become interested in animation? 
I’m a big fan of Loony Toons, Tom and Jerry, Droopy etc.  I was 6yrs old and my mother would watch them with me and Continue…

Luca Fattore

 

What is your name and your current occupation?
Luca Fattore , I am a lead animator and a pre production artist .

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
None, I started working in the animation field at the age of 18.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Balto ( Universal/Amblimation) The magic sword ( Warner Brothers) Help i am a Fish ( A.Film ) Asterix and the Vikings ( A.Film) Marco Macaco ( Nice Ninja productions) … the short film “Shark and the Piano” ( Munich animation ) Some “7Up” commercials where I have animated one of my favorite commercial characters , Fido Dido .

How did you become interested in animation?
I drew as a kid , and at the age of 13 I started watching my favorite shorts frame by frame ….. Continue…