Jobs: Reel FX Character Animator – “Turkeys” Animated Feature


Reel FX is looking to hire additional character animators for their animated feature Turkeys.

From the site:

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a few more Character Animators on “Turkeys” our first animated feature film. Turkeys is about two turkeys who discover a time machine in a secret government lab and decide to go back to the first Thanksgiving in order to get turkeys off the menu.

This is for our awesome Santa Monica location!


The Animator is responsible for bringing characters to life by creating performances based off the storyboards and layout to the Directors vision. We are looking for proactive, ambitious, self-starters who are excited to work for a growing company.


Duties and Responsibilities

· Create lip-sync, facial, and body character animation as well as prop animation

· Partner with the Director, Animation Supervisor and other staff in order to understand and execute creative direction

· Maintain high quality and productivity throughout projects

· Communicate work status to the Animation Supervisor and Production Management staff

· Attend dailies, accurately address critique and comments from supervisors, and complete revisions in a timely manner

· Consistently meet production deadlines


Education and Experience Requirements

· Requires some experience in Feature Film and/or Commercial production with an emphasis on animation

· Strong demonstration of animation principles, timing, and acting choices

· Ability to create broad and subtle styles of animation

· Proficient with Maya

· Ability to work in a team environment and take direction

· Ability to provide feedback to other artists

· Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

· A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his or her own work.

· A history of consistent high-end aesthetic and technical execution

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

You can find out more here.

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  1. mohamed salim salleh

    Salim salleh (AYIEMZ01) • hi i am salim, having more than 15 years in animation and comic industries…
    i prefer on storyboard development and production i am doing the storyboards and designs for GONZO(japan) and funcell(malaysia)
    please check out my reel
    or go to,

    • Sorry guys, you need to read the ad better. You can NOT apply here, you must apply on the site at the link. QWe only post this for convenience and Animation Insider has nothing to do with the hiring of this job. If you would like to do an interview for our site, please send an email to

  2. Hi:

    I have no specific experiences working as an Maya animator…only directed a feature film made in Maya, therefore I know the program pretty well.
    You’re welcome to send me a test, if think so.

    Take Care,

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