What is your name and your current occupation?
Stephanie Pyren-Fortel, bg painter, character painter.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? When I was HS I was working as aÂ cashier for a dept store after that it was art jobs, I was hired at 19 to work as a fashion illustrator.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
So many to really say from Fat Albert, they were all fun in the old days now it is more client based whereas before artist ruled!
How did you become interested in animation?
I loved the satire and puns with all theBullwinkle shows ,rocky and his friendsÂ and Continue reading
What is your name and your current occupation? My name is Mattias Gordon and I work as animator ( handdrawn, 2D & motion graphics ), illustrator, comic artist and writer as freelancer in my own little studio.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Crazyness is part of the job but I cant remember any crazy jobs.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? My first animationjob was when I 1986 â€“ 88 worked on a Swedish feature called Voyage to Melonia. Â It was fun to work on the two first CD-games with the Swedish famous characters Pettson and Findus ( same in english I think ) becuase so many have played these games. Â In 2009 my shortfilm the Jaguar had premiere on the Cinemas. DonÂ´t think it was a huge success but it was very nice. Â My musicvideos for Kathryn Williams, Hazmat Modine and now lately Fanfare Ciocarlia.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? I am from Sweden and have been living most of time here. I have been in the business for some years. I will be 50 this year. When I was small I was very interested in animation but Continue reading
What is your name and your current occupation? Rick Farmiloe,Â I am a traditional (2D) animator and storyboard artist.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Hmmm…..crazy….? Didn’t really have any ‘crazy’ jobs……I worked in my dad’s warehouse, unloading trucks, stacking boxes, and trying not to go crazy from boredom When I moved to LA from the Bay Area, I got a job in a record store, Music Plus in Pasadena. ….home of Van Halen!! It was a lot of fun….but just minimum wage!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? I think the films I animated on at Disney in the 80’s, early 90’s are the projects I’m most proud of. The Little Mermaid, Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin were all great films, and I enjoyed doing the sidekicks in each one! They have seemed to stand the test of time…..which is very gratifying.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? I was born and raised in the Bay Area, Santa Rosa to be exact. Charles Schulz also lived in Santa Rosa, and was a lifelong inspiration to me!! We actually Continue reading
What is your name and your current occupation?Â
I’m Neal Warner and I am currently directing a live stage show calledÂ Rock & Roll Rehabwhich features a live band playing in sync with animated music videos projected on a large screen above the stage. It’s been an ambition of mine since I was in Junior High School and saw the re-release of Walt Disney’s Fantasia. It recently finished a run at the Hayworth Theater on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Before I went to work as an inbetweener at Hanna-Barbera during my summer vacation between graduating high school and starting college I was a published cartoonist in the “Free Press” and in “underground comix”. Ironically, the only job I ever had after creating the underground comic characterÂ Pizza FellaÂ and starting full time in the Animation Industry was as a pizza delivery guy while attending San Diego State.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? I wrote and directed the John Lennon themed stage show,Â A Day In His Life, which was represented by the William Morris Agency and followed that with theÂ Rock & Roll Rehabshow, both of which include a lot of animation as part of the multimedia projection. I publishedÂ PaperCuts, The Illustrated Lyrics MagazineÂ in the 80s which included a two song record insert and featured the songs’ lyrics in comic book form, I produced several animated music videos, one of which won the Gold Plaque in Music Video at the Chicago International Film Festival and was included in a screening of “The World’s Best Animated Music Videos” at the First Los Angeles Animation Celebration and I producedÂ The Tooner’s Trip DiscÂ enhanced CD andÂ The Tooners’ RocktasiaÂ CD (available on iTunes).Â Those are my favorite “pet” projects but I’m also proud of my work onÂ The Heavy Metal Movie,Â Ducktails The Movie, the twoÂ Rugrats Movies,Â The Puff The Magic DragonÂ TV special and some of the many TV commercials and series I’ve worked on either as an animator, an assistant animator, a director or as a timing director for studios such as Disney TV, Klasky-Csupo, Marvel, Murakami-Wolf, Filmmation, Film Roman, Sony, Universal, Fred Wolf Films and many others.
How did you become interested in animation?Â
I was a cartoonist whose work was published in my junior high school newspaper, the cover of the yearbook and animated my first film,Â The Jogger,Â in the ninth grade. In high school I was the school’s staff “political” cartoonist as well as a paid contributor to professional underground comics and in college I was elected into Sigma Delta Chi, the Society Of Professional Journalists for my political cartoons in the CSUN campus paper. Although Continue reading