Suze Datz

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Suze Datz, Instructor at Gnomon School of Visual Effects and freelance fx recruiter.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Handling the Paramount Pictures Corporation advertising for 10 years. Best job, though? Lifeguard on Long Island when I was 16.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Babe, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear commercials, a Tiffany commercial, Seafari (a motion base ride in Japan.

How did you become interested in animation?
I have always loved cartoons! Continue…

Terry Daniels

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Terry and I’m currently a freelance for hire animation/motion graphics artist

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a music store clerk for about 4 years cumulative, pizza guy, paraprofessional, and also a waitstaffer at public and private events where I once saw the taxidermied head of a black man at a game hunter’s estate.  It was next to a basketball encased in glass.  Oh yeah, also worked at Radio Shack!

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Haven’t had to many gigs, but in terms of projects I liked doing Cybetales-Cafe 4 for the Playboy animation contest.  It didn’t win but I leaned a lot about animation pipelines hands on.  The only thing I didn’t do on that was the music which was created by my friend Polyphonic.  I also worked on a mech based fighting game in Unity.  I actually like programming and will do more with that hopefully as I have been designing and testing more mecha.  I’m also doing a lot more architectural stuff these days.

How did you become interested in animation?
The main reason was Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. I think that got me started drawing.  Oh, and Continue…

Miguel Godinez

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Miguel Godinez, I work doing Freelance work and make YouTube videos.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I would have to say doing dishes at a restaurant.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Probably my first project that I did when I started learning Animation and that was a video for a upcoming Music Studio.
How did you become interested in animation?
Ever since I was little I was into drawing and as got older I just better at it. After graduating from high school I didn’t know if to go to college for art or another field similar to it. So then I ended up making my decision when I realized that I liked cartoons like Dragonball Z and all this 3d movies and then wondered how they actually were made. Then Animation got into me after I was Continue…

Kevin Long

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Kevin Long and I am currently working as a Layout Supervisor at Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I don’t know if they’d be considered “crazy”, but I’ve worked in lumber mills, delivered pizza, pumped gas, taught guitar and was once employed for a short time at Virgin Records.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Well, the show I’m currently working on is pretty awesome and special, but some of my fave projects have been animating on “The Buzz On Maggie” for Warner Brothers and supervising key animation for two seasons of “Kid vs. Kat” at DHX Media (formerly Studio B Productions), but my most favorite experience is also my very first job – Working in the art department for the Tom Green movie “Freddy Got Fingered”. When you’re on a movie set watching Tom Green whip around a rubber newborn baby, everything else kinda pales in comparison.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
After two years of Design school, I couldn’t find any work, so I started Continue…

Edwin Poon

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What is your name and your currentoccupation?

My name is Edwin Poon; Animation Director at Big Bad Boo Studios, and Animation Instructor at Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, Canada.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had beforegetting into animation?
When I was studying in Nottinghamshire, England back in the early 90’s; Iused to chop firewood, as a volunteer, for low income elderly families.  I almost lost the tip of my left thumb over a wood chopping accident, good thing they were able to save my thumb.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’reproud to have been a part of?
In my very first animation contract, I worked as a Digital Ink and PaintArtist at Mercury Filmworks Vancouver (when they were in town), and I had thepleasure of digitally ink and painting the WB feature “Looney Tunes Back InAction”.  I was over the moon at seeing the actual hand drawn animation for the film, and having had the opportunitiesin fixing a few of the drawings myself!  I worked on both seasons of Kid Vs Kat as Build Supervisor at DHX MediaVancouver, and it was definitely one of my favorite projects!  I especially enjoyed working closely with Rob Boutilier (Creator) on the Intro and Cut-scenes animation for the Kid Vs Kat iPadgame.  I am still hoping for a 3rd seasonin the near future!  I have recently wrapped up on the 2nd season of “1001 Nights”at Big Bad Boo Studios.  Our show camefirst at MIP Junior 2011 – Top 30 most requested programs, and I am veryproud to be part of the “1001 Nights” team! 

 

How did you become interested in animation?
Even though I have always enjoyed watching cartoons, and doodling sinceI was young;  I have never thought of Continue…

New Three Stooges Animated Series in the Works

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LONDON: CAKE is working with Titmouse and C3 Entertainment on an animated version of The Three Stooges.

The 52×11-minute series will be produced by animation studio Titmouse, in partnership with C3 Entertainment, owners of The Three Stooges brand. The new animated iteration is set to have the same broad family appeal as the classic brand, along with the physical, visual and slapstick humor. The series will also feature limited dialogue.

You can read the whole article about the new Three Stooges cartoons here.