Eric Darnell

Eric Darnell is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Emmy award winning and leading VR animation studio Baobab Studios, whose mission is to inspire you to dream by bringing out your sense of wonder. Started by industry leaders Maureen Fan (Zynga VP of Games, Farmville Franchise), Eric Darnell (Director of all 4 Madagascar films), and Larry Cutler (Dreamworks’ Head of Character Tech, Pixar TD Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Oscar tech judge), the company’s Emmy-award winning VR animation, INVASION!, starring Ethan Hawke, launched to substantial critical acclaim and has become the top downloaded VR app. In a first, Hollywood is taking IP from VR to become a feature film: Roth Kirschenbaum Films (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman) has signed on to adapt INVASION! into a big screen feature film “flattie”.

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Juan Antin

Pachamama Juan Antin was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied traditional animation and then continued his studies on 3D animation in Montreal, Canada. Since 1998, he is in charge of the animation department at Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires). He directed more than 70 animated films (shorts, TV series and video clips, […]

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Gabriel Bitar

Tito and the Birds Gabriel Bitar is an animator, painter, and photographer based in São Paulo. He has directed the short film The City and Desire Nº5 (2010). Tito and the Birds (2018) is his first feature film.

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André Catoto

Titi and the Birds André Catoto was born in Rio de Janeiro. He is the director of the films Segredo (2008) and Say I am Only Seventeen (2015). Tito and the Birds (2018) is his first feature.

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Larry Cutler

Crow: The Legend Larry Cutler is Chief Technical Officer of the Emmy award winning and leading VR animation studio Baobab Studios, whose mission is to inspire you to dream by bringing out your sense of wonder. Started by industry leaders Maureen Fan (Zynga VP of Games, Farmville Franchise), Eric Darnell (Director of all 4 Madagascar […]

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Maureen Fan

Crow: The Legend Maureen Fan is CEO & Co-Founder of the Emmy award winning and leading VR animation studio Baobab Studios, whose mission is to inspire you to dream by bringing out your sense of wonder. Started by industry leaders Maureen Fan (Zynga VP of Games, Farmville Franchise), Eric Darnell (Director of all 4 Madagascar […]

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Raúl De La Fuente

Another Day of Life In 2015, Raúl de la Fuente’s film Minerita was shortlisted for the 88th Oscars© Academy Awards as Best Short Documentary Subject. The film won in 2014 the Goya Award, from the Spanish Cinema Academy. Minerita has been screened in more than 140 film festivals and has won 45 international prizes. His […]

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Hiroyasu Ishida

Penguin Highway Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1988. Attended the school of art at Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka High School. While he was there he began to produce animation, and in his second year he announced his first work Greeting of Love. He went on to study manga at Kyoto Seika University’s animation school in the […]

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Mamoru Hosoda

Mirai, Summer Wars, The Boy and the Beast, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children Mamoru Hosoda was born in 1967 in Toyama. After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art, he joined Toei Doga studio (now Toei Animation Co, Ltd) and began his career as an animator. In 1999, he directed his first 20 […]

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Kitarô Kôsaka

Okko’s Inn Born in 1962. Kosaka starts his career as an animator at Oh! Productions. After leaving the company on 1986, he has worked on many titles as the animation director and key animator for Studio Ghibli, such as Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to name […]

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Milorad Krstić

Ruben Brandt, Collector Milorad Krstić is a Middle European artist who was born in Dornberk, Slovenia, in 1952. He took a degree in law at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Since 1989 he’s been living and working in Budapest, Hungary as a painter and multimedia artist. He immersed himself into different fields of visual […]

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Kane Lee

Crow: The Legend Multi-Emmy Award-winning producer Kane Lee heads content for Baobab Studios and has served as executive producer for the immersive studio’s groundbreaking works directed by animation luminary Eric Darnell, including 2017 Emmy Award winner Invasion! featuring Ethan Hawke, 2018 Emmy Award winner Asteroids! featuring Elizabeth Banks and, most recently, Crow: The Legend, starring […]

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Damian Nenow

Joined Platige Image in 2005. Graduate of the National Film School in Lodz. Directed three short animations: The Aim (2005), The Great Escape (2006), and Paths of Hate (2010). The latter was screened at over 90 film festivals and ended up garnering 25 awards and honors. In 2011, he directed City of Ruins, an animated documentary commissioned by the Warsaw Uprising Museum. […]

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Yoshiaki Nishimura

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 Born in Tokyo, 1977. Founder, Studio Ponoc. In 2002, Nishimura joined Studio Ghibli after returning from his studies in the United States. He was involved in the promotions of Howl’s Moving Castle (2002), Tales from Earthsea (2006) and Ponyo (2008). He was the Advertising Producer of Le […]

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Nina Paley

Seder-Masochism Nina Paley is the creator of the critically acclaimed animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence in 2008, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. Seder-Masochism is her second feature.

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Bob Persichetti

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Bob Persichetti is currently directing with Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman Sony Pictures Animation’s computer animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is slated for theatrical release in December 2018. Bob also recently co-wrote the 2016 critically acclaimed animated feature The Little Prince, currently available on Netflix. His previous credits include serving […]

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Peter Ramsey

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsey is currently directing with Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman Sony Pictures Animation’s computer animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is slated for theatrical release in December 2018. He most recently directed Dreamworks Animation’s 2012 feature film Rise of the Guardians. He also helmed the Halloween TV special, Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant […]

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Pamela Ribon

Ralph Breaks the Internet Ribon was first tapped by directors John Musker and Ron Clements to work on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana (2016). She also worked on Disneynature’s Bears (2014), scripting John C. Reilly’s narration. It was there she worked with Rich Moore and Jim Reardon—which ultimately led to her current assignment with Ralph […]

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Rodney Rothman

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rodney Rothman is currently directing with Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey Sony Pictures Animation’s computer animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is slated for theatrical release in December 2018. Rothman previously served as a producer or writer on the films 22 Jump Street, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Popstar and Get Him to the Greek. In television, […]

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Salvador Simó

Salvador Simo started working in traditional animation at Pegbar Studio, Barcelona, in 1991, painting cells and making Xerox copies. He then went on to study at the American Animation Institute in LA, taking an evening course for six months and working during the day as assistant animator at Bill Melendez Prod, on the Peanuts shows. […]

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Gustavo Steinberg

Tito and the Birds Gustavo Steinberg was born in São Paulo and works as a producer, screenwriter, and director. His films include End of the Line (2008). Tito and the Birds (2018) is his latest feature.

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Justin Thompson

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson is currently serving as production designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s computer animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is slated for theatrical release in December 2018. Previously, Justin K. Thompson served as the production designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel Cloudy with A Chance […]

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Shin’ichirô Ushijima

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture. Affiliated to Studio VOLN. Studied abroad at a Los Angeles college majoring in design, and later joined Madhouse USA. After returning to Japan, his credits include Storyboard・Production for HUNTER×HUNTER (2011), Assistant Director for One Punch Man (2015) and All Out!! (2016). The animated film I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018) […]

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