Rob Boutilier

 

What is your name and your current occupation? 
My name is Rob Boutilier, and in a previous life I was creator and co-director of ‘Kid vs Kat’ on Disny XD… I currently spend my time watching episodes of ‘The View’ while doing freelance storyboard work.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I washed dishes in a lobster restaurant back in Nova Scotia. A co-worker used to drink copious amounts of wine from the walk-in cooler, and nobody knew how drunk he was until he pulled a scalding hot casserole from the oven with his bare hands.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m proudest of ‘Kid vs Kat’, as it was an incredible experience to direct something of my own creation, even if I wish I could go back and do some things differently. I probably had the most fun storyboarding on ‘Pucca’, directing on ‘Aaagh! It’s the Mr. Hell Show’, and I learned a lot by continually screwing up on ‘Ed, Edd n Eddy’.
How did you become interested in animation?
When I was young, all I wanted to be was the next Charles Schulz. I wanted to have a daily comic published in newspapers around the world and never even Continue…

Aaron Rozenfeld

What is your name and your current occupation?
Aaron Rozenfeld and I am unemployed.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I haven’t had a job any crazier than in animation except for selling(or to be more precise, not selling) ugly t-shirts to the audience of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. But that more sucked than was crazy and was after I got into and left out of the animation industry. I’m not really sure what crazy means. I’ve always interpreted crazy as ‘knowing the difference between right and wrong, but not caring. Being that I’m a both moral and spiritual person, I always care about right and wrong so I wouldn’t participate in a crazy job.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The Simpsons, Futurama, Fairly Odd Parents, and the next job in animation I get.
How did you become interested in animation?

I became interested in animation as a child, watching cartoons. SOme favorites include Warner Brothers Looney Tunes, Woody Woodpecker, Spiderman and his Amazing Friends and many others.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Walnut Creek, California. It’s about 20 miles east of San Fransisco. I got into the animation business with Continue…

Shavonne Cherry

What is your name and your current occupation?
Shavonne Cherry – Animation Artist

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
A switchboard operator and receptionist.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I loved working on Tiny Toons, Ren and Stimpy, Schnookums and Meat and most recently The Ricky Gervais show.
How did you become interested in animation?

I was a Saturday morning cartoon junkie as a kid and didn’t turn off the T.V. until the sports came on.  I also love animals. I drew them and studied them inside and out, day and night especially dogs. There was a time that I couldn’t even Continue…

Gavin Dell

What is your name?

“Gavin Dell”

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?

“Cat’s Don’t Dance was a film that Turner Feature Animation made before merging with Warner Bros. It had one of the best crews I’ve ever worked with. It had such a positive vibe the whole time which was probably because
of the Director Mark Dindal. The film was a total flop at the box office but was well regarded in the animation business. ”

How did you become interested in animation?

“I always love cartoons growing up but had no idea how they were made and never thought it was something I could do. I heard about the animation program at Cal Arts and applied for it but did not get accepted. I did get accepted by the art program. Once I was there I hated the art program and asked if I could transfer to animation. It was sort of a back door entry. I busted my ass to do a good film and made the producer’s show my freshman year. I was 1 of 4 from a class of 69 students to make it in.
Never say never…”

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?

“I’m from Kansas City. Home of Walt Disney’s original studio. Honestly I though I was going to be stuck drawing Hallmark cards my whole life. I heard about Cal Arts in Los Angeles from my Mom’s friend, who’s son was going there and was having a ball.”

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?

“I wish there was something glamorous about my job but my day goes like this: Continue…