What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Pizza Delivery, Science Museum Docent, Comic Book Store Asst. Manager, Newborn Baby Photo Processor
What would you say has been your primary job in animation? Prop Design….some Color Key…a little writing
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of Hands down, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (Season Two), then SWAT Kats, then Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain, Looney Toons Theatrical Shorts
How did you become interested in animation? Watching Jonny Quest as a kid.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? San Francisco. Worked my way up from the Hanna-Barbera Stockroom in 5 Months (A company record)
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job? These days, I just work from a list of Props that
What is your name and what is your primary job?
Lauren Montgomery: Director/Producer of DC Direct to DVD movies at Warner Bros Animation
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Animation was my first REAL job. I had one job answering phones for a summer during college that I hated. And before that I did some babysitting during high school, which I also hated. But my first real job was right out of college as a Storyboard artist at Mike Young Productions on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in 2002.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? I’ve had the good fortune of being able to work on a lot of properties I’ve been proud to be a part of.
What is your name and your current occupation? My name is Mike Blum and I am a director, producer, writer and owner of two boutique production companies, Pipsqueak Films and Blumayan Films. Pipsqueak Films works on animated content of all sorts and Blumayan Films produces live action features.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? I waited tables while being a ski bum after college. I couldn’t ski more than 5 feet without falling at the start of the season but was cruising black diamonds by the end. Never did learn to wait tables all that well…And when I was in junior high and high school I worked at this crazy nut, candy, coffee store called The Head Nut. Come to think of it, slinging nuts and candy is a lot like turning the crank in production — head down and scoop away!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? My favorite projects are the ones I’ve had the biggest hand in seeing through creatively. So, even though I worked on nearly a dozen features with world class artists and technical people while at Disney Feature Animation, none gave me the same satisfaction as working on my first shorts, Oil & Vinegar and The Zit. And while a lot of my colleagues gave me funny looks when I told them I was leaving Disney to direct a series about a pair of talking testicles, The Adventures of Baxter & McGuire (for Comedy Central), got me nominated for an Emmy and took me to great festivals like Sundance and Annecy. And I worked with the amazing showrunners Michael Weithorn and Nick Bakay. But my favorite project so far is the one I just completed, Samurai! Daycare. It’s a 10 part, Flash animated web series I did for the new YouTube channel, Shut Up! Cartoons. It’s the first property I sold that made it all the way to series and it was great fun to showrun my own creation.
How did you become interested in animation? Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? I’ll answer these 2 questions together…. I was a huge fan of Bugs Bunny growing up. I know, I know I have such unusual tastes. But I really never had any classic artistic skills and grew up so far removed from “the industry” in the Philadelphia ‘burbs, it never occurred to me in at least a conscious way that it could be a career. I did, however, Continue…
What is your name and your current occupation? My Name is Shaun “Ormagoden” Patterson and I am a 2D/3D Artist & Producer working for a small video games studio in Prince Edward Island Canada.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? I’ve had lots of different jobs from: Art directing an Indie film, Working as a window dresser for a major retail company and even directing live to air stock car racing for a local TV station.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? I just finished producing a game for a major brand in the states and that was a really cool experience. It fun any time you get to work with an established brand such as A&E TV shows and Six Flags.
How did you become interested in animation? I have been an artist all my life and after realizing that Continue…
What is your name and your current occupation?
I am Oliver Morton-Evans and I am the founder and producer at Big Cookie Studios (www.bigcookiestudios.com), a CG animation studio in Sydney, Australia. What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked for 7 years with Australia’s most successful children’s entertainers, The Wiggles producing their interactive digital content among other things. What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I am very proud of our latest project, Little Darling – a story-based, animated music video for local Sydney band The Secret City. Check it out here www.littledarling.tv ! Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am born and bred in Sydney, Australia. I got into animation after Continue…
What is your name and your current occupation?
Brett Snelgrove and I’m an Independent writer/producer.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked in a coffee shop in my youth where I had to wear a promotional character outfit to distribute flyers around the shopping centre. The character had this huge nose and the local kids weren’t shy about telling me I looked like a giant nob. Back in high school when I thought I wanted to be an actor, I was part of a drug awareness performance troupe and one of our outings involved crashing a big Oktoberfest event. Needless to say we were thrown out. What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve recently completed an animated sci-fi web comedy called New Eden with Dutch animator, Freek van Haagen. That’s been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work but worth it. It was a bit of a trial by fire as it is my first foray into animation. Previous to that I worked in television production and on my own independent projects. I’m very proud of my award winning action-comedy short Domestic and very grateful that I got to work on the satirical news programme NEWStopia with legendary Australian comedian Shaun Micallef.
How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always been a fan of cartoons and animation. Before CGI became commonplace, animation used to be the only place that you can really see Continue…