Sam Grinberg

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What is your name and your current occupation? 
Sam Grinberg, Cartoonist & Animator.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
Working for EVIL corporations in black and white and synchronization.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
I’ve been proud to work with a great company called G-dcast, producing fun animated videos! And working on my own comic book series featuring characters I created at 7 years old.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
NJ/NYC/LA. Originally I wanted to strictly do comics, but Continue…

Arthur de Pins

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What is your name and your current occupation?

My name is Arthur de Pins and I’m a french cartoonist.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’ve been a waiter in a restaurant owned by a friend of mine. I was pretty good actually and I’m able to hold 4 plates at once, which is very useful.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
In animation, I’ve co-directed and animated the flash part of an episode of the Drew Carey’s green screen show. Continue…

Michael Fry

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Michael Fry.  I write the comic strip Over the Hedge.  And I’m President of RingTales LLC.  RingTales animates print comics for all digital media.  We have the exclusive right to animate Dilbert, The New Yorker Animated Cartoons, Pearls Before Swine, Over the Hedge and many other comics.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was fortunate to become a full time cartoonist a couple years out of college.   Before that I bar-tended, did a lot of freelance work.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The DreamWorks Animation version of Over the Hedge. Committed,  a prime time animated series of one of my other comics, produced by Nelvana.

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always wanted to see my characters Continue…

Elmer J. Fudd


What is your name and your current occupation? 

Elmer J. Fudd. Millionaiwe. I own a mansion and a yacht.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
I’ve been a home ownew, an opewa singew and a mad scientist, a show pwomoter, a pwivate detective and a huntew. Now I am simpwy a millionaire.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I have many but I would say my favowite project I worked on would be “The Hair Brained Hypnotist”. Which awwoed me to finawy give that wascal Bugs Bunny a taste of his own medicine!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n65hHr_odKE

How did you become interested in animation?
I was drawn to it early in life.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?  
I am owiginawy from Bwookwyn, NY. but wivved most of my aduwt wife in Howwywood. My fiwst film was Continue…

Chris Eliopoulos


What is your name and your current occupation?
 My name is Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos. I’m a cartoonist and adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
 I worked at a shop called “Too Cool”, where we sold Korean knockoffs of anime toys and really cheap candy. Then an antique store.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
 Teaming up with the folks at Yo Gabba Gabba! And helping develop some pilots at Disney TV Animation.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
Trying to make my own cartoons during class in the 6th grade, using a 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…