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Artist // Professional // Film & Animation
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Emerald: It's a great honor to be awarded an Emerald badge! (1)
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My Bio
I'm a former Disney supervising animator (Mushu from Mulan and a few others) as well as director at Big Idea Productions (Veggietales) for a couple years. For 7 years I co-owned an illustration/animation development studio, Funnypages Productions just outside of Nashville, TN.

I am now working on my own freelancing and doing other contract work for TV, film, comics children's books, video games and other kids stuff!

I wrote and drew 4 issues of my creator- owned series, "Opposite Forces". Also, I wrote and illustrated the character design instructional book "CREATING CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITY" through Watson-Guptill publishing. My next book "CHARACTER MENTOR" comes out in 2012 from Focal Press publishers.

Favourite Visual Artist
Glen Keane, Alan Davis, Adam Hughes, Norman Rockwell, John Byrne, Paul Coker Jr.
Favourite Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Mulan, Johnny Appleseed
Favourite TV Shows
The Middle, Modern Family, The Walking Dead
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Foreigner, Billy Joel, John Mayer, The Beatles
Favourite Books
The Bible, Marvel comics, others I don't read.
Favourite Writers
I guess Michael Crichton and Stephen King.
Favourite Games
Asteroids and Galaga
Favourite Gaming Platform
Wii
Tools of the Trade
Pencil and paper, some Photoshop on the side.
Other Interests
My family, church, running
Hey guys! You really need to listen to this podcast my twin bro and I did with the amazing DISNEY Character Designer/ Concept artist Brittney Lee! She designed characters and costumes for Frozen, Wreck IT Ralph, and many others! It's on iTunes and also here: http://taughtbyapro.com/animation-podcast-55-the-brittney-lee-interview/
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A fascinating "The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast is up today- we interview Sam Levine, co-creator of "Penn Zero: Part Time Hero". Sam talks about his Disney days, starting in cleanup, boldly going into Story, developing the un-used "Joe Jump" feature, and pitching a TV series to Disney TV. Ever wonder how to move up the ladder and get opportunities in your animation career- this podcast tells you how! Listen on iTunes (and leave a review!) as well as at: http://taughtbyapro.com/animation-podcast-54-the-sam-levine-interview/
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Wahoo!  Disney XD is now airing the station ID I animated in glorious 2d Animation!  It was designed and directed by Sam Levine (co-creator of Penn Zero: Part Time Hero) with clean up, efx, and compositing by the amazing Moving Colour studio!  Thanks Sam and Brian for inviting me into this crazy fun project!  
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I'm sorry to break the news (albeit a year late) but Burny Mattinson died. The longest veteran at Disney animation.

can you do commissions?

Were you at all inspired by Chris Sanders? I assume you and him are friends?