U.K. vfx house Framestore has upped Kevin Spruce to head of animation, vfx. Spruce, who has been with the company since 2000 has overseen many of the company’s high-profile projects including Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Spruce joined Framestore in 2000 to take on the challenge of senior animator in the groundbreaking Hallmark series Dinotopia. Spruce will oversee forthcoming projects including Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Michael Apted’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and David Yates’ new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sequel. In 2007, Spruce received a VES (nomination for his work on Prehistoric Park. He began his film career at Steven Spielberg’s London Amblimation studio.
“Kevin has been a key member of our animation team and has continuously demonstrated his talent throughout his decade with us,’ notes Framestore CEO, William Sargent. ‘We’re delighted that his enthusiasm and leadership qualities have led to this new appointment.’