NEW PRINTING: How to Write for Animation

Jeffrey Scott’s  HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION, which has been sold out for the past several months, has just had a new printing and is again available at as well as Amazon Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and China (there’s also a Korean version). So if you don’t have a copy, I humbly suggest you get one.   To get copies click on the link, above, or the image, below before this printing sells out too.



Writing for animation is both an art and a discipline, and Jeffrey Scott is terrific at teaching others what he’s mastered himself.

Jeffrey Katzenberg
DreamWorks Animation

Jeffrey Scott combines that rarest and most extraordinary of talents—he is a master storyteller, a prolific writer and turns out scripts ‘faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive.’  He leaves a legacy to the world of animation writing that is unmatched and unparalleled and, fortunately for so many, now memorialized in this excellent book.

Peter Roth

President, Warner Bros. Television

Writers!  Add Jeffrey Scott’s HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION to your required reading list.  As one of the top names in the animation field, a man who’s done it all and done it with style, Jeffrey has not only given us the result of years of invaluable experience, but a damn good read as well.

Stan Lee

Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Comics

Jeffrey Scott has written the definitive sourcebook for anyone interested in the world of animation and script writing.  Infused with humor and a love of the craft, this book is filled with the practical information one needs to get started, and is a great resource for producers, directors and executives already in the business.

Nancy Kanter

Senior Vice President Programming, Disney Junior

Jeffrey Scott is without a doubt the most prolific and accomplished writer of television animation of all time.  Action, comedy—he does it all, and very, very well. I LOVED this book! Maybe if I had read it twenty years ago I would have stayed a writer and not become an executive. 

Andy Heyward

CEO & Chairman, A Squared Entertainment

Jeffrey’s book contains everything you need to know about writing for animation and then some.  Reading this book is a must for anyone interested in excelling in the field.

Haim Saban

CEO & Chairman, Saban Entertainment



Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker  — Screenplay by Jeffrey Scott — View the new production trailerhere.

Producing A Profit In Animation with Max Howard & Mark Simon

Do you have an idea for an animated feature or TV series?

Do you want to make BIG $$$?
How do you avoid losing your shirt in production?
Executive & Producer of Academy Award-Winning Films, Max Howard (Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Iron Giant, Roger Rabbit), and independent animation producer and author, Mark Simon (Tooth Fairy 2, Nickelodeon, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation), will share their secrets that have produced award-winning and money-making animations!
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time: 9:00 p.m. EST/ 6:00 p.m. PST

 2-3+ hours


 Where: Anywhere.
LIVE audio presentation + web slide show.
Talk with Max & Mark from the comfort of your own living room.

Ashraf Ghori

What is your name and your current occupation?
Ashraf Ghori. I am an artist and animation director. I also run my own digital design agency Xpanse CGI in Dubai UAE as its CEO.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was an artist at Six Flags Astroworld in Houston doing caricatures, I also worked for a year as a laser show animator doing some outrageous events in the UAE.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I am proud of my comic books and fantasy art that I made in Houston, and of my first short film ‘Xero Error’ which also happened to be the first CGI Sci-fi Film produced in the UAE.

I love the projects I get to do while traveling to different countries. I did a TV commercial for Lux Progress in Cape Town, where I had to create a blob of green liquid shooting through dirty plates and cleaning them in its wake. I could’ve easily done this back home in Dubai, but the client preferred to take the whole team there, No complaints from me!

I was the art director for Malal which was also the first Indo-Emirati film. We got to shoot this in a picturesque green hill station in Kerala, India. It was a wondrous week of very satisfying work while dodging blood sucking leeches from the forest!

How did you become interested in animation?
Prior to ’94 I was only into comic book & fantasy art. Then games like Continue…

John Losacco

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is John Losacco and I have been a game animator for the last three years.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked mainly retail before getting into the industry.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
My first project in the industry was the coin-op game “Terminator: Salvation”. It was extremely intimidating to start out on such a high profile title. Since then I have worked on several coin-op games and am really proud of them all.

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always been interested in animation, seriously. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t excited about animation. It wasn’t until I was 16 or so that I realized animation was an actual job. I dropped everything and concentrated on nothing but getting a job in animation.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from Chicago. When I realized I wanted to be an animator, I was 16 and I had absolutely no art background, I had never even taken an art class. So I started frantically drawing everything I could. Cartoon characters, life drawing, still life, etc. Until I got a portfolio to apply to Continue…

Louis Fagenson

What is your name and your current occupation?
Louis Fagenson. I am a Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
In High School I sold Fuller Brush products and delivered pizza. I have a horrible sense of direction ( hey, my people spent the better part of forty years looking for the promised land in a place about the size of Reseda), so the pizza thing didn’t last very long. During and after college I played electric guitar with various bands in addition to solo guitar in different clubs and venues. One day I recieved a phone call from the late and great Don Murray Continue…