Frank J. Guthrie

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Frank J. Guthrie, and I’m a Background Painter on Dora The Explorer…


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Let’s see: I was a Locksmith, I worked for UPS loading and unloading the trucks, I worked at In-N-Out Burgers, I drew maps for the Division Od Oil And Gas (oil fields,) for the State of California, I worked at a Mexican spices and candy factory, and I was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Thank you Uncle Sam for paying for my College with the G.I. Bill!


What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Dora The Explorer. I was hired to help in the re-design of the show, including developing the look for Diego, Go! Diego! The very successful spin-off show. I also Art Directed another spin-off from Dora The Explorer called Explorer Girls.


How did you become interested in animation?
I don’t have a specific stage of my life were I can pinpoint the “beginning” of an interest in animation. I know that Continue reading