John MacFarlane

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 What is your name and your current occupation?
John MacFarlane  –  I love to create beautiful fairy tale worlds and the creatures that live in those worlds. So animation inspires me. And moving water, fire, smoke, and the like is awesome.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Before animation I used to manage our families printing business. But I did have a crazy job one summer working on a movie called “Roar” in Acton California.  Part of my job was building fences to fence in lions and tigers on the sets and moving them from their holding cages to the sets and back. That was an experience I’ll never forget. I don’t think they ever finished the movie.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
“Iron Giant” It was great to be a part of that, and work with Brad Bird. I also got to do efx on DreamWorks
first animated feature “Prince of Egypt” and most recently Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”. Animating the
gooey inside of Frank in “Osmosis Jones” was a lot of fun. Futurama is cool to because that show always
something to blow up or disgusting gunk to slosh around.  I also Illustrate children’s Continue…

Stephen Nicodemus

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What is your name?
Stephen Nicodemus

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
I have primarily been a background painter for most of my animation career although in the past five years I art directed at Cartoon Network a show called My Gym Partner’s a Monkey and have been a background paint supervisor for Marvel Animation. Currently I am an art directing for Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated at WB Animation. Having a background painting foundation gives me the experience I need to direct color and lighting and painting style for the the show.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Every time I’m on a project I think that this is the one I’m most excited about and put my all into it. You have to have that attitude about your work. When I do a personal painting I think this is gonna be my best painting I’ve ever done. So right now I am most excited about Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. It is the best Scooby Doo series so far and I’m proud to be a part of it.I was proud to be working on the last few Marvel dvd releases. Planet Hulk, Hulk Vs and yet to be released Thor: Tales of Asgard. Before that on My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, there were some shows I was proud to pull together as an AD and the painting style I enjoyed. One WB dvd I really thought came out great was Batman: Under the Continue…

Caue Zunchini

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Caue Zunchini, I’m a Freelance Animation Artist (Background Design and Painter, Character Design, Storyboard, 2D Digital Animation, Clean Up and Illustrator). And an art collector lover (action figures, books, dvds, posters and etc).

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Just one. When I was young I used to work in a gift company testing pens like an assembling line, checking the ink and testing on a paper. I used to test more than 1000 pens per day, It was really exaustive and boring hahahahah.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
All these shows are from Brazil, so probably many people from other countries don’t know Fudencio e Seus Amigos season 6 – MTV Brazil (2009  Popota – pilot (2010) Gui e Estopa season 3 (2011-2012)

 

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from São Paulo (Brazil), I always breathed animation since my childhood. I grew up watching cartoons and movies specially Continue…

Welton Santos

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Welton Santos  I am 2D Animator , character designer, background artist and Illustrator.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked as a bricklayer, waiter, office boy… They were all tough jobs that nearly drove me mad. But in the end, I think I learned something from each one of them.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
That’s hard — but I really enjoyed working on the pilot episodes of ‘Popota’ and ‘Cheese Gang’ TV series. I think everybody did a terrific job and I’m really proud to be part of the animation team.

How did you become interested in animation?
As a child I already like animation, before entering the animation I did many tests of comics, but never went .. haha Some publishers were up interested more do not know what happened was not right, oh one day God took pity on me and Continue…

Derek Carter

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Derek Carter. Current occupation ? Hmm that’s a little difficult. Basically I’m a humorous illustrator and artist. In animation I was a background designer and art director if you need basic labels.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, naturally the craziest job I had was getting into animation. I did stints as a mail room clerk, box boy in a supermarket, working in construction and doing ad campaigns for film enthusiasts group and a tailor’s shop.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
While I’m proud of working as the Background designer on Disney’s “Gummi Bears” and “Winnie the Pooh’s Grand Adventure, the Quest for Christopher Robin” there are projects that I enjoyed just as much only to see the final results turn out as total duds. I’m proud of the work I did, it was such a let down to see some of the final results.

 

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m English from just south of London. Came home one afternoon from my first regular job in an exhibition design studio and caught Halas and Batchelor’s “Tales of Hoffnung ” series (shorts based on the cartoons of Gerard Hoffnung ). As I was looking for something a tad more challenging than making large felt covered plywood figures of British policemen and Yeoman Warders I thought animation looked interesting so I Continue…

Jim Worthy

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Jim Worthy, background designer on Tuff Puppy/The Fairly Oddparents at Nickelodeon.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Heinz pickle factory, graveyard shift at a 7/11 in Kalamazoo.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Just celebrated the 10 year anniversary of The Fairly Oddparents, proud to be a part of the
new hit Tuff Puppy… Dexter’s Lab, The Powerpuff Girls, Danny Phantom, Robot Jones, My Gym Partner’s A Monkey…

How did you become interested in animation?
They offered me a job

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Holland, Michigan. When I was an art director in Continue…