Tony Siruno

 

What is your name and your current occupation?
Tony Seruno and I’m a character designer at DreamWorks Animation.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
In college I worked as a maintenance worker at micro chip manufacturing plant, waiter at a Mongolian BBQ, a Valet at one of Minneapolis’ top night clubs, and also worked as a production assistant on a national cable TV show.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve worked on a lot of projects over the years. The ones that stand out are a few episodes of The Simpson’s from season 6 and 7. The Road to El Dorado will always be a sentimental favorite due to the fact it was my very first project as a character designer. Recent ones would have to be Kung Fu Panda, How to Train your Dragon, and Neighbor from Hell.
How did you become interested in animation? 
I always drew and painted as a kid and I did enjoy watching Disney animated films and such,  but to be honest Continue…

Louie del Carmen

 

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Louie del Carmen and I’m a story artist at Dreamworks Animation

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Nothing real crazy but I was an FM DJ in Manila before I came to the US and one of my early jobs after coming to America was a hotel room service order taker.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve learned from EVERY show i’ve worked on whether they were hits or not but I loved my last TV gig on the MIGHTY B!  KIM POSSIBLE was another awesome show.  INVADER ZIM was challenging and the people where downright insane. In other words: FUN.  RUGRATS was where I learned to board and eventually direct series so that was memorable.  The few episodes I boarded on GRIM ADVENTURES of BILLY AND MANDY really challenged and eventually elevated my work.  Really proud of those.  And of course, working alongside some really amazing, world class talent on KUNG FU PANDA.
How did you become interested in animation?
I probably didn’t recognize it but growing up watching Japanese toons like Tetsujin (Gigantor) and Mazinger Z as well as all the american fare like Johnny Quest, Herculoids and Space Ghost, I guess I was always interested.  It wasn’t until I was Continue…