Dani Michaeli

What is your name and your current occupation?

Dani Michaeli, currently story editor on “The Aquabats Super Show!” premiering this Fall on the Hub!!

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
At ages eleven and twelve, I performed as a ventriloquist at talent shows, birthday parties and on local television. After college, I worked as an apple, giving out free samples of apple juice on the streets of San Francisco. I worked in a Halloween super store. I took pictures of people sitting on Santa’s lap in a department store. I worked in a low budget chemical plant and had my arms dipped in some fluid that dissolved the rubber gloves I was wearing. I had a temp job that involved reading aloud numbers ranging from one to four, although most were either two or three — so a one or a four was kind of a big deal. I had a lot of crazy jobs.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
My current job on “The Aquabats Super Show!” and also “South Park”, “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “The Mighty B!” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”.  I’ve been lucky to be involved with some of the best and most special shows on TV.

How did you become interested in animation? 
I come to animation from being a fan as well as having a degree in filmmaking. Before starting in my first animation job, Continue reading