Patrick Reyntens

What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Patrick Reyntens, an animator/designer from Antwerp, Belgium.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I checked tiny parts for helicopters. I had to push a button if the part was faulty, but I never pushed the button. The company went bankrupt 3 months after I left. I once had to crush slightly deformed potato chips for pigs. For half a year or so I gave drawing classes to prisoners. I once made a caricature of a prisoner. Him in a ballerina outfit. Afterwards I found out he was a pedophile…I guess that’s why that was the last time I saw him. The last lesson, one of the prisoners wanted to give me a goodbye party and dropped a bag of marijuana on the table and started to distribute joints to his buddies. That was weird, but what could I do, they were already in prison…

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I worked on a show called ‘Staines down drains’ in New Zealand. The show was really funny. I worked on numerous projects after that as an animator and designer. Please check out check out my blog to see what I’ve been up to.

How did you become interested in animation?
I have been drawing like mad when I was a kid. I drew my own comics. They were mainly about people getting killed in different ways.I remember making drawings on top of each other. After a couple of minutes Continue…

William Reed

What is your name and your current occupation?
William (Bill) Reed – Freelance animator, timing director, fine artist, cartoonist.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
While I was a student at Chouinard, I worked at the surf shops in the South Bay as a glosser. As a glosser I painted designs, pin stripes, panels or whatever the customer wanted on the surfboard then put the gloss coat on. I really had fun working with Gregg Noll Surf Boards, Dewey Weber and Rick Surfboards and went surfing and hung out at the beach when I wasn’t in school.  What could be more fun than that!

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?My first job was in 1966 at the Disney Studio as an apprentice in-betweener onWinnie the Pooh and Jungle Book. I was there for a year and learned more in that year than I did in the four years of art school.  While I was at Filmation I directed two of the animated Star Trek shows and one of them won the Emmy Continue…

Mark MacKay

What is your name and your current occupation?
Mark MacKay – Freelance Animator/Character Designer/Illustrator currently working for JMG Studio.

 

 What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Nothing too exciting, I’ve done the usual, line cook, busboy, grocery bagger, Assistant Manager at a local Pharmacy, and more of the same.

 

 What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The project I am currently working on for JMG Studio is very exciting and I’m proud to be a part of it. Sorry I can’t give out too much information at this time.

How did you become interested in animation?
I’d say after seeing Disney’s “Pluto’s Christmas Tree” when I was a kid, or pretty much any Disney animation for that matter, I was hooked. That was Continue…

Bob Rutan



What is your name and your current occupation?

Bob Rutan, Animation Supervisor at Wildbrain.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I once video interviewed Devry University students after they got their palms and auras read at a psychic fair in Columbus.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I think The Ricky Gervais Show and El Tigre both look fantastic as finished products. I had a lot of fun working on Family BrainSurge and The Mr Men Show. Kappa Mikey was one of the funnier shows I’ve worked on, which is probably why it has a cult following. I would crack up when I watched the animatics.
How did you become interested in animation?
When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut, but when I realized that Continue…

Albert Orozco

What is your name and your current occupation?
My Name is Albert Orozco, animator/artist

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
I worked at sonic drive in and we got robbed three time lucky i had those days off. We had free food for days but not good for the body. It was a great growing experience for me and it was like a family i had on the side.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
I am proud of my Stewie animation rendition of rocket man because my professor told me I did a great job in the amount of time i had which boosted my confidence.

How did you become interested in animation?
I became interested in animation at a very early age in loony tunes and many different types cartoons like Continue…

Christian Brierley

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Christian Brierley and I am an animator.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Not sure how crazy these jobs are, but for a short time I worked as a contsruction worker and a termite exterminator. 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m proud to be apart of the movie Hop because it was my first official credit on a live action animated feature. Woohooo!!!!

How did you become interested in animation?
I became interested in animation while watching my favorite cartoons as a kid. Looney Toons, Ren and Stimpy and Rocko’s Modern life were the best!
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Originally I’m from Trinidad an island in the carribean. I went to Miami to Continue…