Alen Esmaelian

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Alen Esmaelian and I work as a Background, Prop, and Character designer at Rough Draft Studios.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Nothing out of the ordinary. I’ve been working in this industry for 6 years and prior to that, I used work for Pizza Hut as a customer service representative (fancy way of saying that I used to take customer orders over the phone).

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Without a doubt, my proudest moment was working on Futurama alongside the very talented crew at Rough Draft Studios. I was particularly proud to see my finished designs for Bender’s robot monastery on episode nine of this current season.

 

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I was born in Tehran, Iran but I’ve lived in the Los Angeles area (San Fernando Valley) since I was two. I started to exhibit a love for animation and design at the tender age of 5, when I used to Continue…

Paulo José

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What is your name and your current occupation? 
My name is Paulo José and I do a lot of things … Character designer, animation director, write screenplays and draw comics.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I would not say crazy, but I was a radio announcer and voice actor.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
I do prefer to believe that the work that I will be proud will be next job! Because I am still learning! But to name a few, I do like the comic strips I did for many years (see above) and some films that directed. See links;

And others who had the opportunity to drive in the studios Mauricio de Sousa.
I also like the Sapo Xulé (stinky foot frog) And pilot Oligoque where I also wrote the songs. (please listen the music! it’s mine!) It is likely that you do not understand anything because everything is in Portuguese.

How did you become interested in animation?
I always loved to draw. I entered the school of Fine Art, however Continue…

Herb Moore

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What is your name?

Herb Moore

 What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Pinky & The Brain, The Simpsons and lately, Phineas & Ferb… My first job was as a background clean up artist om “The Simpsons” and it soon became one of my all time favorite shows to have worked on.  I also hold extremely fond memories as a timer on “Pinky & The Brain” as well as numerous other Warner Bros. shows such as “Animaniacs,” which lead to my first Emmy nomination for Directing.  I also hold a special place in my heart for the pilot, “Smirt & Kirkle,” that I co-create with Rusty Mills for Playhouse Disney.  The experience was terrific and left a taste in my mouth for wanting to do another pilot.  Currently, I’m having a blast working as the Timing Supervisor on “Phineas & Ferb” at Disney TV Animation and it’s turning out to be another great experience that ranks right up there with the best in my career.  Yet all these great shows fall by the wayside when my kids watch one of my short animations that I’ve created, and laugh or tease me for my sense of humor.

How did you become interested in animation?
I was sitting in my apartment in Orlando, Florida, working as a boat driver at The Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World when I figured out what I wanted to do.  From that point forward nothing was going to stop me from making it to Continue…

THE 18TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

THE 18TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

Featuring 16 new awesome animated shorts from 11 countries!

LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE 7, PASADENA

SUNDANCE SUNSET, WEST HOLLYWOOD (mature only)

FRIDA CINEMA, SANTA ANA

Oct 21st ­ Oct. 27th

Two versions

Family Friendly – 12 shorts

MATURE AUDIENCES – 4 bonus shorts starting after 7:00PM

featuring

Stems – Ainslie Hendersen (Scotland)

     Shift – Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (U.S.)

     Pearl – Patrick Osborne (U.S.)

     Crin-crin – Iris Alexandre (Belgium)

     Mirror – Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass (U.S.)

     Last summer in the garden – bekky O¹Neil (Canada)

     Waiting for the New Year – Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia)

     Piper – Alan Barillaro (U.S.)

     Bøygen – Kristian Pedersen (Norway)

     Afternoon Class – Seoro Oh (Korea)

     About a Mother – Dina Velikovskaya (Russia)

     Exploozy – Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan (U.S.)

     CORPUS – Marc Héricher (France)

     BLUE – Daniela Sherer (Israel)

     MANOMAN – Simon Cartwright (England)

     ALL THEIR SHADES – Chloé Alliez (Belgium)

 

The Animation Show of Shows, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

www.animationshowofshows.org