Sani Spectra

Sani Spectra’s Guide to Your Dream Internship

Sani Spectra’s accomplishments have set a high standard for young multimedia artists: She landed an internship at Pixar Animation Studios right after her graduation, and has achieved ... Continue Reading →
Leanne Passafonti

Leanne Passafonti’s Career as a Head of Production Development

As a go-to person for creators and producers looking for a Head of Production Development, Leanne Passafonti has helped various clients make new connections, look for co-production/distribution ... Continue Reading →
Deborah Cook

Animated People: ‘Kubo’ Costume Designer Deborah Cook

Acclaimed feature animation studio LAIKA is once again pushing the stop-motion envelope with its latest feat, Kubo and the Two Strings. The magic-infused epic set in ancient Japan has ... Continue Reading →
Suzy Spafford

Q&A: ‘Suzy’s Zoo’ Creator Suzy Spafford

As international producer-distributor Mondo TV prepares to reintroduce her delightful characters to young audiences, Suzy Spafford discusses creating Suzy’s Zoo and the new Adventures ... Continue Reading →
Morgane Keesling

The Consummate (Young) Professional

For most young would-be professional artists, finding that first gig is often the trickiest part of getting a career going. For Morgane Keesling — 23 year-old senior Animation major ... Continue Reading →
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The Innovators

From creative to tech, business to music, these companies and artists represent the spirit of invention that pervades every aspect of animation and VFX. The most admirable and fun ... Continue Reading →
Brendan Hay

Brendan Hay Discusses ‘Dawn of The Croods’ Netflix Series

One of the ways in which DreamWorks Animation Television is fulfilling its deal with Netflix is by adapting its successful features into animated series. The most recent is Dawn of ... Continue Reading →
Eric Rollman

A Powerful and Marvelous Journey to Independence

I never aspired to be in the animation business. I wanted to own a tropical-fish store and be a percussionist in a philharmonic orchestra. But somehow, that dream led to cartoons and, ... Continue Reading →
Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Key Creatives Talk Iron Maiden’s ‘Speed of Light’

Following its recent release, Iron Maiden’s animated music video for “Speed of Light,” the heavy metal band’s first single in five years, has become a bona fide viral sensation. ... Continue Reading →