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Articles tagged with: Walt Disney Animation Studios

28
February
2017

Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

In this episode, we have long time animator Tim Ingersoll. He's been one of feature instructors since we started iAnimate.net and has been in the industry for about 31 years. He's made the transition for 2D to 3D, he started out early on at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as at Dreamworks Animation when they first opened their doors. He's worked on such films as The Little Mermaid, Prince of Egypt, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Tim also pitched, created, and animated in the short film at DreamWorks, on how DREAMWORKS makes our movies. With Tim's up beat personality and having spent a lot of years in the industry, this made for another fun and informative podcast.

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Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

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Blog Tag: Dreamworks, Feature, Tim Ingersoll, Walt Disney Animation Studios

31
January
2017

Interview with Ballerina Animation Director and animators

Happy New Year! In our 48th podcast we talk with Ted Ty, India Barnardo, and Martyn Smith. Ted has over 24 years of experience at the feature animation level, has animated on 20 feature films, and has been teaching in our feature animation workshops from day one. After spending two decades at Walt Disney Anmation Studios and Dreamworks Animation, he moved back up to Montreal Canada to become a Animation Director on L'Atelier Animation's first feature Ballerina. What made this podcast so fun and interesting other than catching up with Ted and hearing about his new role, he was joined by iAnimate student India Barnardo and iAnimate alumni Martyn Smith; two of the many iAnimate students he hired for Ballerina.

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Interview with Ted Ty, Martyn Smith, India Barnardo

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Blog Tag: Ballerina, Dreamworks, Feature, L'Atelier, Ted Ty, Walt Disney Animation Studios

27
September
2016

Interview with Angry Birds director - Clay Kaytis

In our 47th episode we interviewed former long time Walt Disney animator and co-director of the summer hit Angry Birds, Clay Kaytis. Before directing Angry Birds, Clay spent almost two decades at the mouse house were he worked on many of their hits, such as Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph & Frozen. He got his break in to WDAS as an intern in the Talent Developent Program in 1994 where he animated on hand-drawn films like Pocahontas, Tarzan, and The Emperor's New Groove. After making the transition to CG on Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons, he was quickly promoted to Supervising Animator on Rhino, the beloved hamster, on the film Bolt; as well as went on to be Head of Animation on Tangled. He is also the creator of the much appreciated The Animation Podcast. It was great to sit with him and pick his brain after over 20 years in this field.

Interview with Angry Birds director Clay Kaytis

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Blog Tag: Angry Birds, Clay Kaytis, Director, Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios

31
May
2016

Interview with Animator & Director - Patrick Osborne

In our 45th podcast we interview animator & director Patrick Osborne. Patrick has worked for such companies as Sony Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios. While at those studios, he's worked on such films as Surfs Up, Tangled, and Wreck-it Ralph. He's probably most known for his work in shorts. He was an Animation Supervisor on Paperman, and directed the much loved short Feast. He's recently released his next short for Google Spotlights, Pearl. This is his first foray in to the realm of VR. It was great to talk about his animation journey as well as working in this medium.

Interview with Animator and Director Patrick Osborne

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Blog Tag: Feast, Feature, Glen Keane, Google Spotlight, Pearl, Tangled, VR, Walt Disney Animation Studios

05
February
2015

Congratulations to Feature Animation Student - Kevin Nguyen

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A very big congratulations to iAnimate student, Kevin Nguyen, on his recent employment at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Good luck there & we look forward to seeing your name in the credits!

Blog Tag: career, Feature, job, Kevin Nguygen, Member Spotlight, members, Walt Disney Animation Studios

12
February
2014

Interview with Animator Ted Ty

In our 26th episode, we speak with iAnimate Feature Instructor, and amazing animator, Ted Ty. Ted has over 18 years experience at the feature animation level and has animated on more than 14 feature films. Before working on such titles as "Puss and Boots ", "Shrek Forever After", "Kung Fu Panda", and 'Rise of the Guardians' at DreamWorks, he spent 10 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Florida working on such 2D titles as "Mulan", "The Lion King", and "Lilo and Stitch". There is a unique perspective one has having worked at such a high level in both 2D and CG for so long, and we are pleased get some of his time to discuss this craft we all enjoy!

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Blog Tag: 2D, Dreamworks, Feature, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Lilo and Stitch, Rise of the Guardians, Walt Disney Animation Studios

20
January
2014

Interview with Animation Veteran, Eamonn Butler

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In our 25th podcast, and first of 2014, we speak with animation veteran Eamonn Butler. Eamonn kicked off his feature career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in their earlier stages of CG. There he worked on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, and was an Animation Supervisor on Chicken Little. Eammon has sinced moved over to the VFX arena and has been an Animation Supervisior on such movies as Iron Man 2, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hellboy 2, and John Carter where he worked very closely with director Andrew Stanton. You can see his most recent work in Cinesite's first in-house short Beans. As you can see, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and it was great having him share some of it with us.

CineSite's Beans short

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Blog Tag: Beans, CineSite, creature, Eamonn Butler, Feature, shorts, Walt Disney Animation Studios

26
August
2013

Interview with WDAS Animators & iAnimate Alumni

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In our 19th episode, we interview three iAnimate alumni turned Walt Disney Animatio Studios animators. You'll hear how each one of them uniquely came to work at WDAS, their time on their first big feature (Wreck-it Ralph), and what it has been like working at a studio with such a rich history.

 

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Blog Tag: animation, feature, Frozen, Member Spotlight, members, podcast, reference, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Wreck-it Ralph