David Fremont

 

What is your name?

David Fremont

How did you become interested in animation?
Watching Saturday morning cartoons

and after school cartoons. bugs bunny, bullwinkle, underdog, super chicken, johnny quest, sid and marty kroft, monty python. i thought “someone drew that stuff” so I tried to
draw a cartoon character, i think it was Lyle Lion with overlapping cartoon eyes. yellow submarine was a big influence as far as being inspired to draw weirder, abstract stuff.  and sunday comics, Cathy, Fred Basset. No actually I loved Tumbleweeds, Peanuts, figments, the Wizard of Id. I was always drawing comics and trying to create my own comic strip. Then I got into MAD, National Lampoon comics and RAW, Gary Panter had that scraggly punk look that changed my outlook on trying to draw perfect perspective cartoons. I started drawing comics without sketching them out, just pen and ink improv stuff, totally fun and scrappy. That’s how Glue started, a comic that turned into an online animated series for Wildbrain.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from a northern Cal. town called Fremont. How convenient, right?  I moved to San Francisco and worked in an art supply store. The people that worked at Colossal Pictures would buy supplies there and I’d always bug them about working there. So finally I got hired in the Ink and Paint dept, painting animation cels for things like cereal commercials and MTV’s Liquid TV with a bunch of like-minded Continue…

Drew Neumann

What is your name and your current occupation?
Drew Neumann, Composer/Sound Designer for Film, TV, Animation, Games, and iPad apps. Synthesizer programmer and design consultant.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked as a bus boy and dishwasher at the restaurant where Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. I’ve also worked at Little Caesar’s Pizza, Radio Shack, and sold electronic components at Dow Radio.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
MTV’s Aeon Flux, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Wild Thornberrys, and Aahhh!!! Real Monsters!”

How did you become interested in animation?
W Continue…

David Block

 

What is your name and your current occupation?

 

David Block,  Supervising Director -Warner Bros. Animation

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Sold Hoover Vacuum Cleaners and Washer and Dryers in Retail stores

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve been lucky to work on a lot of great projects but some highlights would be Chuck Jones’ “Riki Tiki Tavi”,  Disney’s “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” Disney’s “Hercules”, and  Directed Disney’s “Kim Possible”.

How did you become interested in animation?
I decided to become an animator after seeing “Fantasia”.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chuck Jones gave me my first job.

http://www.animationinsider.com/2011/04/david-block-2/penguins_conveyor_belt

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
My job varies from day to day depending Continue…

Bill Burnett


What is your name?
Bill Burnett 

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
Writing, conceiving, composing music and supervising story.
 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Janitor cleaning up old people’s poop at retirement home. Rock musician cleaning up dog poop in ski resorts.  Advertising guy cleaning up marketing executive’s poop in big corporations.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
What a Cartoon, Cow and Chicken, Oh Yeah Cartoons, ChalkZone, Electric Piper, Curious George
 
How did you become interested in animation?
Always madly in love with cartoons.  Have massive Continue…

Amber Hollinger

What is your name and your current occupation? 
Amber Hollinger…storyboard artist for Warner Bros. and Moonscoop
 
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Cleaned offices, taught aerobics, waitress, summer camp counselor, playing piano as background dinner music at a retirement home…
 
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Tigger Movie, Lion King sequel, Weekenders, and Lilo & Stitch sequel 
 
How did you become interested in animation?
 I could draw since I could pick up a pencil, but it wasn’t till the Little Mermaid came out that I knew I wanted to get into animation.
 
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from San Luis Obispo, Ca. and attended CalArts in Valencia, Ca. I only went to school a year and then hit the pavement with my portfolio till I found someone to hire me. 
 
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
It’s much different that it used to be… Continue…

Lewis

What is your name and your current occupation?
Lewis, Lewisone Entertainment, Animation Director for Feature Films and Consumer Psychologist

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I drove a tractor on a farm for two years in Junior high school pulling trees out of the ground and driving the product from the fields to the barn.  The farmer wanted me to work because I was the only one he knew that could speak spanish to the workers.  It was a wine farm with apples and grapes,  He told me I could eat all the grapes and apples I wanted.  My first big bite made me realize why he said that, fruit for wine production tastes like ass.
I went for one day with a farmer to take care of horses.  He had me put on a large glove that went to my shoulders and showed me my job of un-constipating horses.  All the farmer saw after training me was a burst of dust and by backside as I go out of there.  Soon after I landed an animation job at Warner.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
It has been a pleasure learning from all the people around me in past projects.  I’ve look at each project as a Continue…